Alexandra Kay said her performance in the new country musical, May We All, is a full-circle “God moment.”
The musical, which will take place at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, is co-produced by Brian Kelley of duo Florida Georgia Line and features a rotating line-up of artists who will play the role of Bailey Stone when the show runs from Jun. 7 to Jul. 17.
Kay, who is currently serving as support on Tim McGraw’s McGraw Tour 2022, spoke with Music Mayhem back in 2021 about the musical, how she signed onto the project, and more.
At the time of the interview, Kay said that the character of Bailey Stone was still in the “early stages” of development.
“We’re still in the early stages of really figuring out what the character Bailey is going to do and the involvement of the character,” Kay shared. “But I just thought, in our initial meetings, which were actually a while ago, in our initial meetings, it was extremely intriguing in the passion that they had for the project. And the music is obviously wonderful. There is incredible music by so many incredible songwriters and singers,” she said.
Alexandra Kay’s Participation In The May We All Musical Is A Full-Circle “God Moment”
Kay also explained how her participation in the musical is a full-circle “God moment,” revealing that a song she almost cut is featured in the stage show and that she will finally get to sing the tune.
“There’s incredible music by so many artists and deep cuts that they’ve been holding onto forever that you guys are going to get to hear. And it was an incredible, like, God moment when I got the opportunity for that show, because I’ve literally never told anybody this, besides the creators of the show. So when I was signed to Warner Brother Records, I was pitched a song that I loved and I was planning on having it be my first cut at Warner,” Kay revealed.
The fast-rising viral hitmaker continued, “Before the song was even cut, I parted ways with Warner Brothers. So then I received an email about the May We All musical, and that it would be kind of a rotating cast with a one song performance in each show. And so I feel like, here’s the song, listen to the song and let us know what you think. And I am not kidding you. It’s the song. Out of all of the thousands of songs that have been written since 2018, when I was pitched that song and I was going to cut it, that’s the song that they chose.”
Kay said the song she almost cut re-entering her life prompted her to say “yes” to the project.
“That is absolutely crazy,” Kay shared of the moment she learned the song was part of the musical. “And so I said, ‘Okay, I’m doing it.’ And they were like, ‘Well, don’t you want to know?’ I said, ‘No, there is no other reason why that song would’ve re-entered my life if I am not supposed to be doing this.’ So, I was all in and I can’t wait. And I think it’s going to be a really cool experience, incredible artists that are rotating out of this cast. And I think regardless of what show the fans come to, it’s going to be a great show,” she gushed.
According to a press release for the musical, May We All tells the story of small-town girl Jenna Coates whose “big-city singing career is over before it even begins, and how she returns to the people and the places of her past to find a path to the future.” The musical will feature music from Brooks & Dunn, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, and others as well as two original songs co-written by Florida Georgia Line’s Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.
May We All’s star-studded rotating cast also features BRELAND, Lainey Wilson, Kay, Lindsay Ell, Canaan Smith, LOCASH, Danielle Bradbery, Taylor Hicks, Alana Springsteen, Michael Ray, Brian Kelley, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, and more.
Tickets are available now via the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s website or by clicking HERE.