Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley is aiming to tackle a different kind of stage in the next few years — he’s starting work on a new musical-theater production titled May We All.
Teaming up with Lively McCabe Entertainment through his own CuzBro Productions, Kelley envisions May We All as telling “a story of disappearing small-town America as seen through the hopeful eyes of its youth. Jenna Coates, a fledgling country singer, reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville, ultimately to discover that her roots may take her a lot further than her dreams.”
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Fittingly, the musical will be filled with familiar country music, featuring well-known songs by artists like Florida Georgia Line, Jessica Andrews, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, John Denver, Diamond Rio, Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette and Zac Brown Band.
“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 explains, having already founded a clothing line (Tribe Kelley), a whiskey brand (Old Camp), a publishing company (Tree Vibez Music) and more. “Forming CuzBro, and our new partnership with Lively McCabe, gives me a fresh and exciting creative channel. 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.”
A trial run of the play is slated to hit Memphis, Tennessee, at Playhouse on the Square in the fall of 2020, and the team has plans to pursue a feature-film adaptation at the same time. After that, Kelley and company plan to officially premiere the musical in Nashville, sometime in 2021.
Stephen Snedden, Justin Halliwell, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG will produce May We All. The production’s music will be orchestrated by Brian Usifer, and a book is also being written by Troy Britton Johnson and Todd Johnson.