Brian Kelley Loves Boat Names – Including His Own, Which Has a Very Special Name

Brian Kelley Loves Boat Names – Including His Own, Which Has a Very Special Name

Brian Kelley recently checked off a bucket list item…growing up in Florida he always wanted to have a big boat, and this year he got it.

BK now owns a 56 foot Sunny Briggs sport fishing boat – and if you’re curious to see what it looks like, you’re in luck…it has it’s own Instagram account.

No. We’re not kidding…

But even more than the boat, what fascinates BK is what, and how, people choose the names of the boats – which of course ties into one the tracks on his new album Sunshine State Of Mind – “Boat Names”

Brian shares, “Me and Brittney, we bought a big boat in January. And that was my dream – ‘Babe, one of these days I’m gonna make your name one of them boat names.’ That’s what I kept tellin’ her, you know. I love boats, I love boat names. I think boat names tell a lot about the person in the boat, and they tell so many stories. They’re so unique and they’re just so intriguing. And so, end of last year came, and I was like, ‘Babe, I think I found us a boat that checks off everything on our list.’ I was like, ‘That’s the Brittney Marie right there.'”

When he’s not on his boat, or in the studio making music, you’ll find Brian Kelley in the sand – living up to his nickname…”Beach Cowboy.”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs