Kansas singer Bryton Stoll was inspired by Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney. His new album is sunshine and good times

Brianna Childers
Topeka Capital-Journal
Bryton Stoll's new album is influenced by country legends Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney.

Country musician Bryton Stoll spends many summer weekends at Milford Lake. As the Stoll family's boat floats on the water, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney blast through the speakers.

Those sounds of summer melodies and island escapism that Buffett and Chesney are known for have always inspired Stoll. This past year, he found the music reached him in a new way.

Stoll, a Marysville native, had never incorporated the musical stylings of Buffett and Chesney into his work until now.

Stoll's new album "Landlocked Sailor" will be released May 7 and features 12 songs. The final single from the album "Pull Me In" came out Friday and can be found on all major streaming and music platforms.

A virtual release party for the single was to be at 7:30 p.m. Friday on Facebook and a release party for the album is being planned.

Those who listen to the album will hear themes and sounds similar to those that Chesney and Buffett have created in the past, Stoll said.

"Not every song is about just going and drinking on a boat or drinking on a beach," Stoll said. "But my goal was to make every song something you would listen to while you're on a boat."

"Landlocked Sailor," an album by country singer Bryton Still, will be released May 7.

Stoll said he hopes the album gives people a relaxed, summer feeling.

"I think a lot of people, especially when they are making music like this they say, 'Well we want you to forget your problems for a little while,'" Stoll said. "I don't necessarily want to say that because I don't want to just be another distraction — I think there's plenty of distractions.

"My goal is to give you that chilled-out feeling where you don't just forget about your problems but you go: 'You know what, maybe it's not that bad. Maybe I can handle this.'"

Stoll said his next projects may touch on the same themes as "Landlocked Sailor."

Bryton Stoll, a Marysville native, has always been a fan of Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney, but he hadn't incorporated their sound into his music until his new album "Landlocked Sailor."

"It was kind of a wake-up call," Stoll said. "I have been a Jimmy Buffet fan forever because that's what I grew up on and then a couple years ago, I got his autobiography for my birthday. That really set me off and I started going down the path of being a really big fan.

"At some point I was like: 'Why would I not be making music like this? It's what I love the most.'"