Florida Georgia Line Biography
Last updated: 10/26/2013 08:02:14 AM
The full-throttle excitement that Florida Georgia Line has carried to packed houses throughout the Southeast is now going nationwide.
The duo—Monroe, Georgia’s Tyler Hubbard and Ormond Beach, Florida’s Brian Kelley—have turned their highly engaging brand of showmanship into opening slots for artists like Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford, and into a coveted spot on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour with the likes of Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, and Justin Moore.
Now they have captured all the fire and energy of that stage show in a new single, “Cruise,” an infectious anthem to love in its first magic moments. The first offering from their upcoming EP, it brings their trademark harmonies and rocking sound to bear on a tale of youthful attraction, music and Georgia back roads. Produced by Joey Moi, whose credits range from Jake Owen to Nickelback, “Cruise” is sure to thrill their old and new fans alike.
Florida Georgia Line has combined electrifying, hard-driving rock with honest, expressive lyrics into one of the most exciting sounds in all of country music. They’ve come a long way since their days as students at Nashville’s Belmont University, where they played local clubs and wrote songs between classes. They drew on an eclectic mix of influences, from country to hip-hop, with one common element: "All of our idols create great music that's real and that everyone can relate to,” says Brian. “That's the same kind of music we want to make.”
It’s music they enjoy making as much as their fans enjoy hearing—and they are appreciative for the rapidly growing fan base supporting them. "It's such a blessing that we get to do this for a living," says Tyler.