Florida Georgia Line

Biography

Florida Georgia Line came out of nowhere in 2012 to become the biggest country group of the new decade. The vehicle of their success was "Cruise," a slick, shimmering ode to the wide-open road that became an unkillable crossover hit in 2013 and, eventually, the biggest country single of all time. After "Cruise" broke through on its own merits, reaching 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, its life was extended thanks to a remix featuring rapper Nelly. This unexpected collaboration pushed the single all the way to number four on the Hot 100, but at that point it was clear that the appeal of "Cruise" lay in Florida Georgia Line's unabashedly polished pop perspective. Unlike some fellow contemporary country bros, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard didn't swagger; they were bright, sunny, and friendly, qualities showcased on subsequent hits "Get Your Shine On," "Round Here," and "Stay."
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard — the former hails from Ormond Beach, Florida, the latter Monroe, Georgia, hence their band name — met as students at Nashville's Belmont University, and began writing songs together between classes. Soon, they were playing local clubs, quickly building a fan following on the Southeast club circuit and developing a sharp contemporary country sound. After self-releasing an EP of originals called Anything Like Me in December 2010, the duo signed a publishing and management deal with Big Loud Mountain, then entered the studio with producer Joey Moi to track an EP, It'z Just What We Do.
It'z Just What We Do appeared in May of 2012, preceded by the single "Cruise." Within two months, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, where it would reside for months on end. On December 15, 2012, it wound up topping the country charts for the first time. It would stay at the top for 24 weeks, shattering the previous long-held record of 21 weeks at the top, a record held jointly by Webb Pierce's 1955 hit "In the Jailhouse Now," Hank Snow's 1950 "I'm Movin' On," and Eddy Arnold's 1947 "I'll Hold You in My Heart ('Til I Can Hold You in My Arms)." As "Cruise" ruled the country charts, a pop-oriented remix featuring rapper Nelly appeared as a separate single, turning the song into a pop hit; it climbed all the way to four on the Hot 100. "Cruise" kept many other hits away from the number one position and that included two subsequent singles by Florida Georgia Line: the January 2013 single "Get Your Shine On" and its sequel, "Round Here." Both of these were huge hits, topping the Country Airplay charts on their way to platinum certification, but they were dwarfed by "Cruise," which wound up selling over 6,500,000 units on its way to becoming the biggest country single of all time.
Naturally, the accompanying Here's to the Good Times album also became a hit, reaching number one on the Country Albums chart in the summer of 2013 on its way to over 1.5 million in sales; it was reissued as an expanded edition called Here's to the Good Times...This Is How We Roll for the holiday season of 2013, with their duet with Luke Bryan called "This Is How We Roll" added to the album (which also reached number one on the country chart). In July of 2014, Florida Georgia Line released the single "Dirt," another country chart-topper that heralded the release of their second album. Working once again with Joey Moi, the band released Anything Goes in October 2014. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 on the strength of sales of 197,000 copies. Over the next year, the album spawned four additional Billboard Country hits: "Sun Daze," "Sippin' on Fire," "Anything Goes," and "Confession." This kept FGL on the charts into 2016, when they released "H.O.L.Y.," the first single from their third album. "H.O.L.Y." went to number one, setting the stage for the August release of Dig Your Roots. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Steve Leggett, Rovi

Birth Date: 2010

Origin: Nashville, TN

Genre: Country 

Years Active: '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    23

    State Farm Center

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 14, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Champaign, IL

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    23

    State Farm Center

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Champaign, IL

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    24

    CenturyLink Center Omaha

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Omaha, NE

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    25

    Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    10

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 10, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    11

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    16

    PPL Center

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Allentown, PA

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    17

    Boardwalk Hall

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Atlantic City, NJ

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    18

    Prudential Center

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 4, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Newark, NJ

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    23

    Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Greensboro, NC

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    24

    John Paul Jones Arena

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Charlottesville, VA

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    25

    Bryce Jordan Center

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 25, 2017

    University Park, PA

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    20

    Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    21

    UNI-Dome

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Monday, December 12, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    Cedar Falls, IA

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    21

    UNI-Dome

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    Cedar Falls, IA

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    22

    JQH Arena

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Springfield, MO

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    22

    JQH Arena

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Springfield, MO

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    22

    JQH Arena

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Springfield, MO

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    27

    North Charleston Coliseum

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    North Charleston, SC

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    28

    Charleston Civic Center

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    Charleston, WV

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    29

    Thompson Boling Arena

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Knoxville, TN

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    29

    Thompson Boling Arena

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Knoxville, TN

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    3

    FirstOntario Centre

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Hamilton, ON

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    4

    Canadian Tire Centre

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Kanata, ON

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    5

    Centre Bell Centre

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    5

    Centre Bell Centre

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line


    6

    Centre Videotron

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Québec, QC

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Dustin Lynch


    19

    BB&T Pavilion (Formerly Susquehanna)

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    Camden, NJ

    Artists: Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan


    3

    Starplex Pavilion

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: Florida Georgia Line and Nelly


    24

    KeyBank Pavilion (Formerly First Niagara Pavilion)

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Burgettstown, PA

    Artists: Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan


    10

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Bethel, NY

    Artists: Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line


    31

    Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (Formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre)

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Chula Vista, CA

    Artists: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley


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    Contemporaries

  • Brantley Gilbert

    Genres: Country

  • Love and Theft

    Genres: Country

  • Jason Aldean

    Genres: Country