In 2008 Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley met at Belmont University through a worship group. Following graduation, the two friends decided to give it a go as a country music duo, allowing two years to make something happen. In 2010 they released their first EP Anything Like Me and hooked up with Nickelback producer Joey Moi. It was their second EP It’s Just What We Do that contained the single “Cruise” which got the guys their record deal with Big Machine Label Group. In 2012 they released their debut album Here’s The The Good Times, which contained “Cruise” and several No. 1 hits including “Round Here,” “Get Your Shine On” and “This Is How We Roll.” “Cruise” Was the song the catapulted FGL into another stratosphere as it crossed over into pop success earning the 5x platinum status. The duo followed it up with two more platinum selling albums, Anything Goes in 2014 and the more grown up sound of Dig Your Roots in 2016.
Full Name: Brian Edward Kelly & Tyler Reed Hubbard
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Florida & Monroe, Georgia
Birthdate: August 26, 1985 & January 31, 1987
Top Selling Songs: “Cruise,” “This is How We Roll,” “H.O.L.Y.”
CMT has announced the next round of performers who will be taking the stag at the CMT Awards on June 6. Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and more have been added to already impressive lineup.
Seems like country artists these days are trading in their microphones for menus. While they aren’t giving up their day jobs, artists like Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley are making an investment in downtown Nashville.