The bona fide “Beach Cowboy” himself, Brian Kelley, is “making waves with his first solo project” (PEOPLE), BK’s Wave Pack (Warner Music Nashville / Nashville South Records, Inc.), out today (4/13) on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
LISTEN TO BK’s Wave Pack HERE
“I feel so humbled by the support I’ve received from this project,” Kelley shares with American Songwriter. “The friends that helped bring this project to life, these songs have become our songs. Together, we are living them out down here; this isn’t a fantasy. Our process was really creative, but we never forced it. We did what felt right, working from our gut. That’s extremely important to create a vibe that’s authentic and real.”
Blending “Honky Tonk stomp with pelagic pop circles for an introductory anthem” (American Songwriter), the Florida native is staking claim by the water and planting his flag in the sonic sand, as he has critics in a boots-in-the-sand state of mind while serving up “coastal vibes and good-time anthems with all the smoothness of a tropical drink,” raves CMT. BK’s Wave Pack is a buzzy mix of party-all-day Pop and love-all-night Country with a splash of spiritual sincerity, as it “plays up Kelley’s inherent beach vibes” (Rolling Stone). Basking in beats and salt air-flavor, his strutting, laid-back vocal “channels good energy” (MusicRow) and is anchored in a “breezy, beachside” (Billboard) soundscape. Kelley co-penned the full project and co-produced alongside Corey Crowder.
Offering a “glimpse into Kelley’s life” (PEOPLE) and giving viewers a bird’s-eye view of Grayton Beach, FL, he’s also released music videos directed by Ben Christensen for all four EP tracks. Cruising on a bike ride in “Beach Cowboy,” and hanging his hat up for the night with his barefoot beauty, wife Brittney, in “Made By The Water,” the scenic footage captures Kelley’s easy-rolling lifestyle. Drenched in sun, swagger, and beachside-soul, the clips likewise offer both a bonfire-blazing “Party On The Beach” with Kelley’s collaborators and fellow Tree Vibez Music writers Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, and Canaan Smith, as well as finding a spiritual connection in a beach chair in “Sunday Service In The Sand.”
Watch BK’s Wave Pack Music Videos HERE
On Sunday (4/18), Kelley and his Florida Georgia Line bandmate Tyler Hubbard will vie for Duo of the Year at the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, after just ruling the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts last week with their 18th career #1 hit, “Long Live.”