One of the most exciting young musical groups currently operating, they are on a nationwide tour that is scheduled to play in most major cities of the country. So keep an eye out for when they are performing at a venue near you and buy Florida Georgia Line tickets now to catch them live in concert.
Brian Kelly, from Ormond Beach, Florida and Tyler Hubbard, from Monroe, Georgia, were both guitar players when they were in their respective high schools. The two musicians met through a mutual friend while they were students at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee and discovered they had a musical chemistry that could help them produce some amazing music.
The two released their first EP Anything Like Me in December 2010. It consisted of six songs, all of which were written by Hubbard with Kelly contributing to some tracks. Despite the fact that none of their songs charted on the music charts, they still gained recognition and in December 2011, they managed to sign a production/recording deal.
The duo released its second five-song EP in May 2012. The EP, titled It’z Just What We Do charted at number eighteen on the US Country charts and crept up to number one on the US Heat charts. Featuring hits like "Cruise", "Get Your Shine On" and the title track "It’z Just What We Do", the release helped Florida Georgia Line carve inroads in the country music scene.
The duo released their first studio album in December 2012. The eleven song album, titled Here’s to the Good Times, proved to be a major success and reached number one on the Billboard Country charts in June 2013. Produced by Joey Moi and released by Republic Nashville, the album comprises the massive hits "Cruise", "Get Your Shine On" and "Round Here". All these songs have reached the number one spot on the Country Airplay chart when they were released to country radio.
The single "Cruise" gave the duo their first number one country hit and also their first top five in the Billboard Top 200 Chart. It reached the top ten just fourteen weeks after its release, making it the fastest single to do so since "Brand New Man" by Brook & Dunn. The song peaked at number four on the chart and on number seven on the US Pop chart. It has been certified five times platinum in the US and certified gold in Canada.
Riding on the success of "Cruise", the album also broke into the top five of the Billboard Top 200 and peaked at number four on the albums chart. It has been certified platinum in the US and gold in Canada. Following the massive success of their album, the band won two Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, for New Duo or Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year.
One of the brightest and most exciting young acts in the country music scene, Florida Georgia Line has captured the imagination of the public in a manner that has not been seen for a long time. If you have not heard them yet, then certainly do so and buy tickets to their concerts.