American born, Gabriel Kelley, is an award winning musician, artist, and song writer based in Bells Bend, TN (30 miles outside of Nashville). Born and raised in the southern rural farming and artist centered community of Athens, Georgia; hard work and passion were instilled into him through his years traveling and touring the globe and eventually landing him home in the rolling hills of beautiful Tennessee. Kelley’s 2016 release of ‘Lighter Shades of Blue’ gained critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic ocean; giving momentum to months of touring and supporting such artists as Chris Stapleton, Steve Earle, Gregg Allman, Jill Johnson, and more. After more than 300 shows in the last 3 years + appearances on international recognized stages such as Red Rocks & Dalhalla, Kelley is stepping back into the studio to record once again.
In February of 2017, in-part his writing and contribution to 3 of the 11 album cuts, Kelley was among those nominated with Jill Johnson for 'Best Rock Album' at the annual Swedish Grammi's for her 2016 release 'For You'll Wait' . The friendship of Johnson and Kelley stems back to his appearance on the award winning ‘Jills Veranda’ TV show in 2016 and multiple support touring slots in and around Sweden in 2015/2016.
Kelley released his most recent single entitled 'Shoreline' in February worldwide and has again gained the attention of music listeners all over. 'Shoreline' was added to several leading Spotify playlists, and worked it's way up the Sweden Viral Chart landing at it's highest peak of #5 in only a matter of days. Lastly, the song was paired beautifully with a music video shot and premiered on one of Sweden's biggest music sites, Gaffa...
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