Brian Kelley has returned to Big Machine Label Group for the release of his future solo projects, signing with the Big Machine Records imprint. The signing marks a reunion for Kelley and the label group.
Kelley’s previous solo album, Sunshine State of Mind, was released via Warner Music Nashville/Nashville South Records, following over a decade of work as half of the duo Florida Georgia Line. Signed to BMLG, Florida Georgia Line became the first and only country act to earn two RIAA-certified Diamond singles, including “Cruise,” and “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha.
Kelley will debut his new solo single, “American Spirit,” on July 1. Kelley produced and wrote the song with Jake Rose, with Blake Redferrin and Canaan Smith also credited as songwriters. The cover art for the single was hand-painted by Atlanta-based artist Penley, and the painting resonated with Kelley, whose “Poppy,” John Edward Kelley, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned two Purple Hearts.
“Everyone at Big Machine gives a giant and warm welcome-back to Brian Kelley,” Big Machine Label Group president, CEO and founder Scott Borchetta says via a release. “Our results together are historic, and we look forward to building on this incredible foundation as BK enters an extremely creative season with us.”
“It feels good to be home at Big Machine with Scott Borchetta and the team! Their work ethic, heart, creativity, and commitment to winning is what led me back,” adds Kelley. “We’ve worked so well together on many successful projects in the past, and I couldn’t be more excited about this next chapter. I’m grateful for this opportunity and honored to collaborate with Scott again! Off to the races!”