Florida Georgia Line

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Florida Georgia Line
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Tyler Hubbard (left) and Brian Kelley at a Walmart interview
Background information
Origin Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S. (Brian)
Monroe, Georgia, U.S. (Tyler)[1]
(formed in Nashville, Tennessee)[1]
Genres Bro-country, country rock, country pop, country rap
Years active 2010–present
Labels Big Loud Mountain
Republic Nashville
Associated acts Craig Wiseman, Joey Moi, Luke Bryan
Website http://floridageorgialine.com/
Members Tyler Hubbard
Brian Kelley

Florida Georgia Line is an American country duo composed of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia). In December 2011, they signed a publishing/production/management deal with Craig Wiseman (Big Loud Shirt Publishing), Kevin "Chief" Zaruk (Chief Music Management), and Joey Moi's (Mountain View Records) partnership, Big Loud Mountain.[2] Their second EP, It'z Just What We Do, charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. They played on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour, along with acts such as Josh Thompson, Corey Smith, Gary Allan, Justin Moore, and Rodney Atkins. They have also opened for Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Colt Ford, and Dierks Bentley. They are currently touring with Jason Aldean on the Jason Aldean 2014 Burn It Down Tour.[3]

On July 16, 2012, Florida Georgia Line signed with Republic Nashville, part of the Big Machine Label Group.[4]

History[edit]

Tyler Hubbard was born on January 31, 1987, in Monroe, Georgia. Brian Kelley was born on August 26, 1985, in Jacksonville, Florida. They both began playing guitar individually while in high school. They then met through a mutual friend in Nashville, Tennessee while attending Belmont University.[5]

Musical career[edit]

Anything Like Me[edit]

Florida Georgia Line's first EP, released December 14, 2010, is a 6 song EP produced with Wesley Walker. All of the songs were written by either Hubbard or Hubbard and Kelley. The EP consists of the songs "You're Country", "Now That She's Gone", "Man I Am Today", "Never Let Her Go" (co-written with "Cruise" co-writer Chase Rice), "Black Tears", and "Backwoods Beauty Queen". The song "Black Tears" was also on Jason Aldean's 2012 album Night Train.[6]

It'z Just What We Do[edit]

The duo's second EP is a 5 song EP produced by Joey Moi on Big Loud Mountain Records and released on May 15, 2012. It starts off with "Cruise" and also includes "Get Your Shine On", "Tip It Back", "Tell Me How You Like It", and the title track "It'z Just What We Do".[7]

Here's to the Good Times[edit]

The duo's first studio album, Here's to the Good Times, was an 11 song album produced by Joey Moi on Republic Nashville and released on December 4, 2012. "Cruise," the first single, reached number 1 on the Country Airplay chart dated December 15, 2012.[8] A remix of "Cruise" featuring Nelly later hit number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song went on to spend 24 weeks at number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, setting a record for the longest stay at number 1 in the chart's 70-year history, and was also ranked as the number one country single of 2013 by Billboard.

The album's second single, "Get Your Shine On", was released to country radio on January 21, 2013 and reached number 1 on the Country Airplay chart in May 2013. This song was co-written by the duo along with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins. "Round Here" was released as the album's third single on June 3, 2013 and reached number 1 on the Country Airplay chart in September 2013. The album's fourth single, "Stay", was released to country radio on October 7, 2013. This song was co-written and originally recorded by Black Stone Cherry. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay chart in December 2013.

A deluxe edition of Here's to the Good Times titled Here’s To The Good Times… This Is How We Roll was released on November 25, 2013.[9] "This Is How We Roll", a collaboration with Luke Bryan, was released from the deluxe edition as the album's fifth single on February 10, 2014 and reached number 1 on Hot Country Songs in March 2014.

The duo has toured the United States as part of the Dirt Road Diaries Tour featuring Thompson Square and headlining act Luke Bryan.[10]

In June 2013, the album reached number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[11] The album stayed at the top spot for ten weeks.

Upcoming second studio album[edit]

The album's first single, "Dirt" was released to country radio and digital sales outlets on July 8, 2014.

Personal lives[edit]

In February 2014, Hubbard sustained a back injury in a dirt bike accident.[12] On December 16, 2013 Brian married his girlfriend of seven months, Brittney Marie Cole.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certification Sales
US Country
[14]
US
[15]
CAN
[16]
Here's to the Good Times 1 4 8

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[14]
US
[15]
US
Heat

[20]
US
Indie

[21]
Anything Like Me
  • Release date: December 14, 2010
  • Label: self-released
It'z Just What We Do
  • Release date: May 15, 2012
  • Label: Big Loud Mountain
18 105 1 45
iTunes Session
  • Release date: January 14, 2014
  • Label: Republic Nashville
11 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
[22]
US Country Airplay
[23]
US
[24]
US
Pop

[25]
US
Adult

[26]
CAN Country
[27]
CAN
[28]
2012 "Cruise" 1 1 4 7 6 38 Here's to the
Good Times
2013 "Get Your Shine On" 5 1 27 1 39
"Round Here" 3 1 28 1 47
"Stay" 1 1 28 1 39
2014 "This Is How We Roll"
(featuring Luke Bryan)
1 2 15 28 30 2 20
"Dirt"[40] 1 13 11 21 10 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US Country Airplay
2013 "The South" The Cadillac Three
(with Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli)
32 33 TBD

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[42]
US Country Airplay US
[43]
CAN
[44]
2012 "Summer Jam" (with Jake Owen) 35 50 107 51 Endless Summer (Jake Owen album)
"Here's to the Good Times" 33 84 Here's to the Good Times
2013 "Dayum, Baby" (with Sarah Buxton) 49
"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" 47 82 Alabama & Friends
"Take It Out on Me" 32 125 84 Here's to the Good Times
"Hands on You" 33
"Headphones" 39
"People Back Home" 42
2014 "Friends in Low Places" 40 iTunes Session
"It'z Just What We Do" 48 Here's to the Good Times
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Cruise"[45] Brian Lazzaro
2013 "Get Your Shine On"[46] Declan Whitebloom
"Cruise" (with Nelly)[47] Marc Klasfeld
"Round Here"[48] Peter Zavadil
"Stay"
"It'z Just What We Do" Michael Monaco
2014 "This Is How We Roll" (with Luke Bryan)[49] Marc Klasfeld
"Dirt"[50] Nigel Dick

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year N/A Won
New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year N/A Won
Vocal Duo of the Year N/A Won
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song "Cruise" Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year "Cruise" Nominated
Duo Video of the Year "Cruise" Won
Breakthrough Video of the Year "Cruise" Won
Nationwide On Your Side Award N/A Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Country Group N/A Nominated
Choice Country Song "Cruise" Nominated
Choice Summer Song "Cruise (Remix) (feat. Nelly)" Nominated
Choice Summer Music Star: Group N/A Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
Vocal Duo of the Year N/A Won
Single of the Year "Cruise" Won
Vocal Event of the Year "Cruise (Remix) (feat. Nelly)" Nominated
American Music Awards New Artist of the Year N/A Nominated
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group N/A Nominated
Favorite Country Album Here's to the Good Times Nominated
Single of the Year "Cruise (Remix) (feat. Nelly)" Won
2014 Billboard Music Awards Top Duo/Group N/A Nominated
Top Country Artist N/A Nominated
Top Country Song "Cruise" Won
Top Country Album Here's to the Good Times Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year "This Is How We Roll (feat. Luke Bryan)" Nominated
Duo Video of the Year "Round Here" Won
"Stay" Nominated
Collaborative Video of the Year "This Is How We Roll (feat. Luke Bryan)" Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Florida Georgia Line Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jason Aldean 2014 Night Train Tour Announcement on Huffington Post". Retrieved Jan 25, 2014. 
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  34. ^ a b Grein, Paul (April 16, 2014). "Chart Watch: "Happy" tops 4M". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. 
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  36. ^ "American single certifications – Florida Georgia Line – Stay". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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  47. ^ Wyland, Sarah (May 15, 2013). "Worlds Collide in Florida Georgia Line's New Video Featuring Nelly". Great American Country. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Round Here - Florida Georgia Line - VEVO.com". Vevo. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  49. ^ "CMT : Videos : Florida Georgina Line : This Is How We Roll". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  50. ^ "CMT : Videos : Florida Georgina Line : Dirt". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

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