Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Working on a Country Music Musical
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley is stretching his creative wings, having just announced he'll be co-producing a new country music musical, May We All.
The upcoming project will feature hits made famous by not only FGL, but other huge names in country from various decades, including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and more.
The musical tells a story about "disappearing small-town America as seen through the hopeful eyes of its youth," according to a synopsis. It centers around a “fledgling country singer" who "reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville, ultimately to discover that her roots may take her a lot further than her dreams.”
May We All is scheduled to stage a developmental production at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tenn., in 2020, and then to premiere in Nashville in 2021. The show is packed with A-list talent; Troy Britton Johnson, a former Broadway actor, and Todd Johnson, an original producer of The Color Purple and backup singer, are writing the musical's book. The arranger and orchestrator is Brian Usifer, who is currently the music director for Broadway's Frozen has also worked in similar capacities on productions includig Kinky Boots and The Book of Mormon.
"I love building, love creating, love being surrounded by an amazing team, and have found endless inspiration in the fact that I can use my voice in any interest that I have," Kelley says in a press release. "I couldn't be more thrilled to have this musical feature the songs of so many of my buddies and artists who've inspired me. Can't wait to bring this project to the stage and beyond."
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