DIAMOND-selling superstar Brian Kelley is riding a SECOND WAVE OF SUMMER with the announce of a 20-date residency as the fall continuation of his in-demand SURF POST SESSIONS. Speaking first with CMT Hot 20 Countdown host Ashley ShahAhmadi while headlining the CMT Hot Prospects summer concert series ahead of the Los Angeles Angels vs. Atlanta Braves game (7/22), watch the announcement here.

Kelley is excited to welcome fans into the backyard of the Tribe Kelley Surf Post, which is owned by him and his wife Brittney, for the anticipated lineup of dates beginning September 2 in Grayton Beach, FL. 30A Blaze is a returning sponsor, with new support from 30A, YOLO Board, Chiringo, Grayton Coast Rentals, and For The Health Of It. Closing out in costume with a Halloween bash on October 31all tickets for the SURF POST SESSIONS’ SECOND WAVE OF SUMMER residency are on sale now here.  

“I couldn’t be more excited about doing a 20-show residency in the backyard of our mom-and-pop surf shop, Tribe Kelley Surf Post, in Grayton Beach, FL! We’ve been dreaming of this for years and finally the timing is perfect,” shares Kelley. “After five intimate sold-out shows, it was easy to see that this was the wave I wanted to ride this fall. This allows me to write and record new music during the week, play shows on the weekend, sleep in my own bed, and soak up as much fun and inspiration as I can. I feel really free and in my own element, and this allows me time to focus and set up for an even bigger 2023. I can’t wait to see everyone at the next round of the SURF POST SESSIONS – you never know what I’m going to play, or who’s going to show up and join me!”

Announced dates of Brian Kelley’s SURF POST SESSIONS’ SECOND WAVE OF SUMMER residency:  

2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31

Jump-starting the series this summer with FIVE consecutive SOLD-OUT shows, Kelley capped the first-ever run with a locals-only event where he surprised Army National Guard veteran Michael Monk with an “American Spirit” dedication. The proud salute to Monk’s 12 years of service captured media attention from Country NowOutsider, and Taste of Country, among others, and can be viewed here.

Standing tall for the red, white, and blue as Kelley’s first solo release for Big Machine Records, the patriotic ode continues to make a powerful statement as spotted on Billboard’s First Country and Entertainment Tonight’s New Music Releases lists. Capturing the “true essence of what it means to live in the land of the free,” according to CMT, “The timely salute showcases Kelley’s smooth like butter baritone vocals and impressive knack for storytelling, as the steadfast beat is destined to make a mark on listeners’ hearts.” American Songwriter further agrees, “Kelley’s country twang and emotional lyrics are easily relatable,” as he co-wrote “American Spirit” with Jake Rose, Blake Redferrin, and Canaan Smith, with both Kelley and Rose also tagged as producers.


Best known as the Florida half of the record-setting superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Ormond Beach-native Brian Kelley is embarking on a sandy solo adventure with Big Machine Records. With “American Spirit” as his first solo release, the patriotic anthem offers a tribute to one of the nation’s sacred symbols and brave defenders who honor it with their service. This marks new music for the history-making artist-songwriter who debuted solo effort SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND in 2021, and made a splash with sold-out audiences on his MADE BY THE WATER TOUR, as the chill-Country champion captures his lifelong connection to the Florida coast. Co-writing and co-producing the project alongside Corey Crowder for an elevated version of his typical party-ready FGL energy, the set matches Kelley’s anything-goes ethos with a new sunshine-Country strut. It’s the latest piece of a creative empire which has already made Kelley and his FGL partner, Tyler Hubbard, one of the best-selling Country duos in history and true business moguls. Alongside a chart-topping catalog boasting 2020’s LIFE ROLLS ON (BMLG Records), 19 career #1 hits, and being the only act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles in Country music history (“Cruise” and “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha), the pair maintain thriving business initiatives like FGL House, plus a reputation as electrifying, stadium-thrilling headline performers. Diversifying his enterprise, Kelley is also hands-on with projects like MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL with his production company CuzBro Productions, and a partnership with Oyster City Brewing Company. In addition, his collaborations with wife Brittney include cult-favorite brand Tribe Kelley and limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC).

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Photo Credit: Brittney Kelley