Night & Day — The country music community has embraced the young duo, and Kelley credits a few artists whose names you might recognize, for their help.
“Jake Owen was the first big believer in us. He gave us a lot of support and took us out on tour. Just as a buddy he is an amazing guy. He has a great family and the way he manages his business, well he is a giver, and that is something we want to be. Also Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Colt Ford, who we will be taking out on the road with us this fall.”
The band’s major label album debut, “It’z Just What We Do,” hit number 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart this year. The album was produced by Joey Moi, who has worked with Nickleback and Jake Owen.
“It was a dream come true to work with Joey Moi and record an album in Nashville with a recording contract. It was awesome and we put everything we had into that album. We never settled and we fought for every song. Sometimes we fought for days over a single word, but Joey always said that better is better.”
Even though the band has a hit album, Brian Kelley says he and Tyler are still always looking for inspiration and new song ideas.
“We’ve been writing new stuff on the bus, we are always creating. The process is the same in the sense you never know where the song is coming from. We always have our phone or something close by in case a melody or lyric strikes us. We are always pushing to create and stay in that creative mindset.”
Next time they come around remember to get your tickets early, and if you are lucky enough to be attending tonight’s show, it will likely be the last time you can catch this country duo in a small venue.Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day