Dig Your Roots

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This article is about the country music album by Florida Georgia Line. For the tour associated with the album, see Dig Your Roots Tour. For the Canadian compilation album series, see Dig Your Roots (compilation albums).
Dig Your Roots
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Studio album by Florida Georgia Line
Released August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
Recorded 2015–16
Studio Big Loud Mountain Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; The Threehouse, North Hollywood, Los Angeles; Hubbard Hills
Genre Country pop
Label
Producer Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line chronology
Anything Goes
(2014)
Dig Your Roots
(2016)
Singles from Dig Your Roots
  1. "H.O.L.Y."
    Released: April 29, 2016
  2. "May We All"
    Released: July 19, 2016
  3. "God, Your Mama, and Me"
    Released: January 23, 2017

Dig Your Roots is the third studio album by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line.[1] The album was released on August 26, 2016, by Big Machine and Big Loud Mountain.[2] As with their first two albums, it is produced by Joey Moi.[3] The two superstars were originally known for their upbeat and cross mix of genres within their music but they claimed this album was their "calm down" album. They claimed they are looking to do more than just entertain with this album but to get people to dig deep into what is really important in their lives. [4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[5]

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "H.O.L.Y.", was released in April 29, 2016, and became a huge commercial success, topping the Hot Country Songs chart for eighteen consecutive weeks[6] and also reached number one on the Country Airplay chart. It also peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7]

"May We All", a duet with Tim McGraw, is the album's second single, released in July 2016.

"God, Your Mama, and Me", a duet with the Backstreet Boys, is the album's third single, was released on January 23, 2017.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Billy Dukes, writing for Taste of Country, juxtaposed the album to the band's first two albums, praising the diversity of the songs. He wrote that "The evolution of Florida Georgia Line is fascinating. Had they tried to repeat the formula that made them headliners, they wouldn’t have made it to album three. Kelley and Hubbard deserve credit for staying one step ahead of their fans and expectations.[8] Annie Reuter of Sounds Like Nashville also reviewed the album favorably, similarly praising the album's diversity, as well as the more mature themes, writing that "Florida Georgia Line showcase their maturity throughout Dig Your Roots but they never waver from what fans know and love about them. The party anthems and beach hangs remain, but so does their respect for their wives and their hopes to continue building a strong family. On Dig Your Roots, Hubbard and Kelley maintain the fun but also show a surprising depth that is more than welcomed."[9] Josh Schott of Country Perspective reviewed the album less favorably, giving it a "4/10". Although he gave credit to the band for moving outside their usual sound, he still criticized the lyrics of most of the songs, as well as the lack of a country sound, although "While He's Still Around" and "Grow Old" received praise from him.[10]

Commercial[edit]

Dig Your Roots debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart with 145,000 units, of which 126,000 were pure album sales, with the rest being streaming and track-equivalent units.[11] In its second week, the album fell to number five on the Billboard 200 chart while moving 42,000 units.[12] The album has sold 343,800 copies in the United States as of February 2017.[13]

In Australia, the album debuted at number seven, becoming Florida Georgia Line's first top ten album.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Smooth" 2:49
2. "Dig Your Roots"
3:35
3. "Life Is a Honeymoon" (featuring Ziggy Marley) 3:05
4. "H.O.L.Y." 3:14
5. "Island"
  • Ryan Hurd
  • Matt McGinn
  • Schmidt
2:41
6. "May We All" (featuring Tim McGraw)
3:46
7. "Summerland"
2:59
8. "Lifer"
  • Hubbard
  • Kelley
  • Schmidt
4:27
9. "Good Girl, Bad Boy" 3:52
10. "Wish You Were on It"
  • Smith Ahnquist
  • Hunter Phelps
  • Jameson Rodgers
  • Will Weatherly
3:06
11. "God, Your Mama, and Me" (featuring Backstreet Boys) 3:04
12. "Music Is Healing"
3:33
13. "While He's Still Around"
2:55
14. "Grow Old"
3:52
15. "Heatwave"
3:12

Source:[15]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything We Know About Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots'". Theboot.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Florida Georgia Line, 'Dig Your Roots': Everything to Know". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Reveal 'Dig Your Roots' Collaborations". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Florida Georgia Line | Official Website". floridageorgialine.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Florida Georgia Line - Dig Your Roots". AllMusic. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cantor, Brian. "Florida Georgia Line's "H.O.L.Y." Earns 18th Week At #1 On Hot Country Songs". Headlineplanet.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  7. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (August 26, 2016). "Florida Georgia Line Take Over Taste of Country for 'Dig Your Roots'". Taste of Country. 
  8. ^ Dukes, Billy (August 27, 2016). "Album Spotlight: Florida Georgia Line, 'Dig Your Roots'". Taste of Country. 
  9. ^ Reuter, Annie (August 22, 2016). "Album Review: Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots'". Sounds Like Nashville. 
  10. ^ Schott, Josh (September 6, 2016). "Album Review – Florida Georgia Line's 'Dig Your Roots'". Country Perspective. 
  11. ^ Keith Caulfield (September 4, 2016). "Florida Georgia Line, Britney Spears & Young Thug Debut in Top 10 on Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  12. ^ "Travis Scott Scores First No. 1 with 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight'". Rap-Up. September 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 14, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: February 13, 2017". Roughstock. 
  14. ^ Gavin Ryan (2016-09-05). "Australian Albums: Barbra Streisand 'Encore' Debuts At No 1". Noise11.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Florida Georgia Line unveils track listing for 'Dig Your Roots'". The Music Universe. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
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  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
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  21. ^ "Florida Georgia Line | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved September 3, 2016.
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  24. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.