Believe it or not, Florida Georgia Line has not been around forever. It only seems like Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been around for decades because in a very short period of time the two have ascended to the top of country music with two No. 1 albums and eight No. 1 singles. Not to mention, their debut single, “Cruise” is best-selling country digital song of all-time.
So, no Florida Georgia Line hasn’t been around forever.
The duo met singing worship songs at Belmont University and after graduation decided to give-it-ago as a country music duo. It didn’t take long for the pair to get noticed after releasing their Anything Like Me EP in December 2010. By 2012, “Cruise” was all over satellite radio and Florida Georgia Line officially had a record deal.
“Cruise” went on to win CMA Single of the Year and since 2013, the boys have been the ACM and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners every year.
Back in the day, the best friends used to rock long-sleeved plaid shirts and wore way less accessories. They even got their “Black Tears” on Jason Aldean’s 2012 Night Train album.
Before they started selling out arenas and playing to millions on national TV, the duo spent a lot of days in small rooms playing tunes like “Bad Ass Truck.”
Since 2012, Tyler and Brian have both gotten married and cut off all the sleeves of their shirts and they definitely aren’t begging fast food restaurants for more ketchup packets (as you can hear about in the interview below). They are one of the top-selling digital acts of any genre and Billboard recently ranked them as one of the top earning acts in all of country music.
The boys recently revealed that they are back in the studio working on their third album and told ABC News, “I think the next single, I’m not even gonna tell you the title, but I think it’s going to change country music again.”
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