Brian Kelley Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

Brian Kelley is making waves with the announcement of his solo Made By The Water Tour.  Kicking off in April,…


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February 2, 2022

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Brian Kelley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Brian Kelley is making waves with the announcement of his solo Made By The Water Tour. 

Kicking off in April, the 11-city trek will also feature special guests The Boat Boys. 

“Y’all, I am beyond excited to announce my own tour,” the Florida native shared in a statement. “Releasing my first album has been nothing short of a dream come true, and I can’t wait to bring these songs, along with some beach vibes, to the stage!”

Brian Kelley; Photo by Ben Christensen
Brian Kelley; Photo by Ben Christensen

The tour is in support of the Florida Georgia Line star’s debut solo project, Sunshine State Of Mind, which was released in 2021. The project was inspired by Kelley’s Florida roots and includes 17 coastal-inspired tracks. 

Kelley previously opened up about his solo journey, telling Country Now and other outlets that he was “fulfilling a lifelong dream” by releasing Sunshine State Of Mind

“I always kind of knew deep down, I kind of made a deal with myself that the timing would be right when the songs were there, and I felt like the songs were there. Once I had four or five, I felt like a door had been opened for me by God, by the universe. I felt like it was the time,” he shared of his decision to release a project outside of FGL. 

Tickets to all dates are on sale to the general public this Friday (2/4) at 10 a.m. (local time) via


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Brian Kelley’s Made By The Water Tour Dates: 


21 | Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Bandshell
23 | Savannah, GA – Saddle Bags Savannah
28 | Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
29 | Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
30 | Greenville, SC – Blind Horse Saloon


5 | Birmingham, AL – Iron City
6 | Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Block
7 | Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club
13 | Tampa, FL – Dallas Bull
14 | Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
19 | Little Rock, AR – The Hall

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.