Brian Kelley, aka “Beach Cowboy” or “BK” for short (of the country music group Florida Georgia Line), will soon debut his first solo album “Sunshine State Of Mind” (Warner Music Nashville / Nashville South Records, Inc.) that includes some hot new boating anthems. One track in particular that deserves a spot on your summer boating playlist is the pre-released single “Highway On The Water” which literally opens with the lyrics “Boat Trader…found a boat” and continues the melody with a story every boater dreams about: a sun-drenched adventure with loved ones out on the water.
Official “Highway On The Water” Music Video Featuring Boat Trader
To build up for the launch of his newest music and to make a splash with boaters everywhere, Kelley invited our video crew aboard his sportfish yacht for a quick sea trial sunset cruise, and to share his own highway on the water that clearly serves as inspiration for many of the lyrics in his new songs. The full album is anchored in beach-side soul and is the perfect boat music for 2021 boating and beyond. Beyond just boating music, we think these tracks are going to be big hits, perhaps even in the vein of Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” and “Boat Drinks” songs, and maybe just as catchy as tunes like “I’m On A Boat” (by Lonely Planet and T-Pain) and “Buy Me A Boat” by Chris Janson.
Upcoming “Stomping Grounds” Episode Will Feature Brian Kelley
Stay tuned for our exclusive one-on-one interview with Brian Kelley, where director Ryan McVinney, host of Boat Trader’s original documentary-style series “Stomping Grounds”, tags along with Mr. Beach Cowboy himself for a peak inside his beloved Florida boating lifestyle and a closer look at one of his latest muses — a rare, 56-foot custom-built Sunny Briggs sport fishing yacht named “Brittney Marie” after his wife.
Above: Brian Kelley (left) And Ryan McVinney (right) with Boat Trader onboard the “Brittney Marie”, Kelley’s 56-foot Sportfishing Yacht, while filming an episode of “Stomping Grounds“.
Capturing the views of his local panhandle stomping grounds during a spectacular sunset cruise, the beauty of Florida’s Emerald Coast – aka the Playground of the Gulf Coast – is revealed. The episode uncovers Kelley’s love for being on the water, and celebrates the deep spiritual connection that boaters share with each other, through an appreciation of nature and the great outdoors.
Against this back drop, Brian Kelley’s new songs felt even more poignant and heartfelt through the boat’s sound system, carrying out over the harbor as the last rays of sun disappeared over the horizon.
Above: Brian Kelley and Ryan McVinney with Boat Trader on the bridge of the “Brittney Marie” – a Custom Carolina Sportfisherman. The beautiful boat is a capable sportfisherman with an overall length of 56 feet and a beam of around 18 feet.
The Brittney Marie is a spectacular example of a high-quality Sunny Briggs sportfisherman. The builder has a rich history of building boats, evidenced by the vessel’s instantly recognizable Custom Carolina flair design. Originally launched in 1985, Briggs Boatworks has built their business on crafting dependable, seaworthy fishing machines that provide comfortable, safe accommodations. The Brittney Marie has a two-stateroom layout with two guest bunks and a large, open and airy main salon that can accommodate even more guests. She has two heads onboard, a huge teak-adorned aft deck with a high-end fighting chair and two control stations – one on the main helm and the other atop a large custom tuna tower.
Above: Brian Kelley And Ryan McVinney standing on the bridge atop The “Brittney Marie” – a Custom Carolina Sportfisherman with a large tuna tower and a two-stateroom layout.
How Did Brian Kelley Decide To Purchase The Brittney Marie?
Like many boaters, BK browsed and shopped for the boat on boat Boat Trader and YachtWorld, often using the Boat Trader app to sift through thousands of listings from private owners and dealers across the country, until he found the perfect boat. The yacht he was dreaming about was a comfortable sport fishing yacht that wasn’t a big project and didn’t need a lot of work, and it’s clear he loves that Carolina flair. He ultimately purchased the Brittney Marie from Galati Yacht Sales with Sales Professional, Artie Davenport.
Ryan McVinney unwraps panhandle boat culture, with country music star Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia...