Written by Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne, the single is a boisterous nod to Kelly’s upcoming wedding to Brandon Blackstock, which is rumored to be set for October 20th this year. “Tie It Up” is a rhythmic pop/rocker whose chorus mixes in a little banjo and, in a fun touch, some wedding bells behind a rocking vocal, and also features a banjo solo to emphasize Kelly’s outreach to the country world.
Kelly debuted “Tie It Up” live during the LP Field concerts during CMA Fest, under the stress of not knowing where she had misplaced her engagement ring (she later tweeted that she had found it). Kelly’s team is currently collecting fan wedding photos for inclusion in the lyric video for “Tie It Up.” “Tie It Up” goes for country radio adds on 7/8 according to All Access.
What do you think of “Tie It Up”? Does it have what it takes to be Kelly’s 1st solo t20 hit at country radio?