Florida Georgia Line is an American country band formed by duo – Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida and Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Georgia. The band has accomplished major triumph since their origin and are one of the best popular country music performers of 2010. Their single Cruise released in 2012 is the record breaking digital country song ever in the US as of 2014 January. The band was formed in Nashville, Tennessee 2010. In 2011 December, they contracted a partnership deal with Joey Moi, Kevin Chief Zaruk’s and Big Loud Mountain. Their 2nd EP, It’z Just What We Do, registered on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Both Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard grew interest in music over religious worship services. The duo bump into each other in 2008 at Belmont University via a university worship group, and after graduation, determined to give two years for themselves to be successful as a country band. They moved together and started doing odd jobs to pay bills and played in clubs on weekends. When free, they recorded their first Extended Play or EP, Anything Like Me in 2010 and distributed online. They stumbled on the producer of Joey Moi, Nickelback at a county fair, and the 3 started arriving in the studio together. Contrasting to usual country music sittings, the gang spent days refining songs, which were gathered together on the bands second EP, “It’z Just What We Do” in 2012. Major brands became attracted when the track Cruise first aired on The Highway, satellite radio channel and started selling big on iTunes, paving a contract with Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group.
The recent growth of Bro’ Country has seen bands like Florida Georgia Line – and artists such as Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean – really raise their profile and airtime. FGL we hope will be back in the UK soon rocking out another venue.
2010: “Anything like me”:
Florida Georgia Line’s first Extended Play, released on 14 December 2010, is a six song Extended Play produced by Wesley Walker. The entire songs were penned by either Hubbard and Kelley or Hubbard.
2012–13: “It’z Just What We Do and Here’s to the Good Times”:
The bands 2nd EP is a five song Extended Play was released on15 May 2012 produced by Joey Moi of Big Loud Mountain Records. It has title track “It’z Just What We Do”. The track begins with song Cruise.
The band’s first s album, released on 4 December 2012 Here’s to the Good Times, was an eleven song album.
2014: “Anything Goes”:
The duo disclosed on August 2014, that their 2nd album will be named Anything Goes with a launch date of October 14, 2014. The album’s initial single, Dirt, was launched to digital sales stores and country radio. Florida Georgia Line also featured on the Hot Tours recap.
2015: UK Country 2 Country Concert:
Florida Georgia Line performed at the country 2 country festival at London O2 arena which also had performances by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Lady Antebellum.
Florida Georgia Line received the Digital Diamond Award for overpassing the ‘10x platinum threshold’ for their track “Cruise” and became only country artist and foremost to achieve it.
The production in to their music videos, thanks to their record company, are as strong as their albums. Here is one of their most popular tracks and videos: