Global entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE have achieved another unprecedented career milestone, ruling the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the most weeks – 90 cumulative – since it originated in 1958 as an all-encompassing genre songs survey. Country icon George Strait previously held the title at 84 weeks. “We are absolutely blown away and extremely humbled to even be on the same chart as George Strait and some of our other heroes and country legends, so it’s wild to see our songs total 90 weeks at No. 1,” FGL’s Brian Kelley shared with Billboard. “It’s really hard to wrap our brains around that, but it’s also super-inspiring to get back in the studio and create more music for our fans.” Adding to their history-making legacy, FGL and BEBE REXHA are now tied at #1 for 34 consecutive weeks with Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road.” The collaboration first topped the chart on December 16, 2017, and is anticipated to surpass the longest-running song record next week. FGL has had six pinnacle moments at #1 on the chart in total – “Cruise”; “Stay”; “This Is How We Roll”; “Dirt”; “H.O.L.Y.”; “Meant to Be” (Bebe Rexha & FGL). The latest run exceeds FGL’s own former topper “Cruise” riding 24 weeks straight. “It’s safe to say that we all felt like we had something special when we left the studio that night,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard explains of the fated tune he penned alongside Rexha, Josh Miller, and David Garcia. “But it was more than just special. There’s no doubt that this song is anointed by the best writer there is, the Lord. With every unexpected surprise in the story of ‘Meant to Be,’ God was showing himself to be stronger than any tradition or genre. I’m so thankful to be a part of this song and humbled more with each week that it remains at the top of the Billboard chart.” For a 30th week, “Meant to Be” leads Country Streaming Songs (with 15.2 million U.S. streams) and is currently #6 on Country Digital Song Sales (12,000 sold), after leading the chart for 22 weeks. Spinning at both Country and Pop radio, it led the Country Airplay chart (4/28) plus Adult Pop Songs (two weeks) and all-genre Radio Songs (five weeks). Several major appearances are on tap as FGL and Rexha join Billboard’s West Coast Editor Melinda Newman for a special conversation and performance on August 13 at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum LA in Los Angeles, CA. The following day (8/14), FGL will return to CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform their latest offering of “Simple.” Leading with their roots-infused Top 15-and-cimbing single, FGL has released two additional tracks – “Colorado” and “Talk You Out of It” – off their awaited fourth studio album on BMLG Records. FGL will take these fresh new tunes and fan-favorite hits to the inaugural FGL Fest on September 8 during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend. The Continue reading
CUMULUS MEDIA has kicked off its fourth annual “NASH NEXT” competition, giving local Country artists the ability to win a major label record deal and national airplay. The Country music competition for new artists was originally launched in 2015 and has since crowned 2015 winners BREAKING SOUTHWEST, 2016 winner TODD O’NEILL , and 2017 champions RADIO ROMANCE. The “NASH NEXT 2018” competition will run for five months and was announced by BMLG RECORDS’ FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE (FGL). “There are so many ways to reach your goals in the music business,” said FGL. “We found a way that worked for us, but that’s not the only way — ‘NASH NEXT’ from our friends at CUMULUS MEDIA is an incredible way to get noticed and reach a whole new audience with radio airplay. That’s a big deal, y’all. So, work hard, stay true to yourself and your music, and good things will happen! Good luck!“
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TOPS OFF METEORIC YEAR WITH ABC’s ROCKIN’ EVE To Perform “Smooth” Plus Superstar Collaborations With Bebe Rexha; Hailee Steinfeld, Alesso, And watt. In The Studio With New Music Promised For 2018 History-making global duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are ending their monumental 2017 on a high note, as featured top-tier entertainers on ABC’s iconic Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on Sunday, December 31. BMLG Records’ MULTI-PLATINUM class act will perform their Top 15 “Smooth,” in addition to genre-smashing collaborations with Bebe Rexha – with their historic Billboard Hot Country Songs chart #1 (3 weeks running) “Meant to Be” – plus Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s hit “Let Me Go” featuring watt – during the sizzling West Coast party hosted by Ciara. The 46th annual New Year’s Eve celebration ignites the official countdown to 2018 beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). From their 13th #1 smash “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys, to their groundbreaking 2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR directly followed by THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, this supercharged past year has been jam-packed with colossal milestones, including headlining sold-out stadiums on select THE SMOOTH STADIUM TOUR 2017 dates with Backstreet Boys. FGL also chart-jumped with The Chainsmokers’ “Last Day Alive,” Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” and teamed up with Jason Derulo and Hank Williams, Jr. for ESPN’s Monday Night Football’s fresh rendition of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night.” FGL’s revolutionary status has only further elevated from record-breaking Country superstars to cutting-edge entrepreneurs as well. Their devotion to Music City’s flourishing economy is evident in their latest innovative venture – a groundbreaking compound located on 21st Avenue in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village, which fuses retail, creative, and business through Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree Vibez Music, and meet + greet. FGL HOUSE, their first four-story restaurant and entertainment destination, has rapidly become a local staple since its grand opening in June. Currently creating in the studio, FGL promises bold new music for their fourth BMLG Records album in 2018. For more information about Florida Georgia Line, please visit floridageorgialine.com and reach out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For special details on meet + greet and to apply for a membership, visit MeetGreetNashville.com and reach out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Florida Georgia Line cruised into Las Vegas styling in a Caddy for their new “Smooth” music video, which premiered exclusively on ETonline.com today (7/31) and across Entertainment Tonight this week. Penned by Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Schmidt, “Smooth” is the fourth buzzworthy release from FGL’s chart-topping DIG YOUR ROOTS album (BMLG Records) and is now spinning on Country radio. The Superstar pair have been on a career hot-streak since their history-making “Cruise” introduced them to a global following. The lively “Smooth” video pays homage to those days and showcases Kelley’s directorial debut, alongside co-director TK McKamy. Following today’s launch, the cinematic excitement will be available across multiple media platforms. “I’m really excited about this ‘Smooth’ video; it’s my first time co-directing,” shared Kelley on set. “It’s been really cool to write the treatment and see this thing slowly come to life.” Acting the part of two stranded Old Camp Whiskey workers looking for a good time, Kelley and Hubbard quickly become a part of the ultimate “Sin City” bachelor party after “Elvis” and “Cat Daddy” (award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman) offer them a ride-of-a-lifetime in a bubblegum pink Cadillac en route to the iconic A Little White Wedding Chapel. As the newly-tricked out Kelley and Hubbard prepare to be Cat Daddy’s “witnesses of love,” uncanny lookalikes of the superstar duo (“circa 2012,” according to Kelley) make sure the rambunctious crew are on time to the world-famous “Tunnel of Love” drive-thru. Little do the guys know, Cat Daddy’s future wife – Wiseman’s real-life wife, KK – is orchestrating their arrival from behind the scenes. “KK and Craig actually just renewed their vows,” Hubbard shared post-shoot. “Cat Daddy surprised her with an awesome custom-made diamond ring. It’s a really special moment here on set, so it was really cool to experience that.” From rolling down the glitzy Vegas strip and taking over a penthouse, to late-night grooving under fireworks in the electric “Neon Boneyard,” ETonline.com offers never-before-seen footage. Watch here. Hubbard added, “We’ve learned a lot of dance moves, had a great time – TK and BK, they crushed it. It’s been an amazing experience here in Vegas. It’s been a party.” FGL will keep the party going as they’re next slated to appear on ABC’s CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer, airing August 16 at 8 p.m. ET. They’ll also be welcoming THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 special guests, Pop idols Backstreet Boys, to Nashville for CMT Crossroads. Hot on the heels of hitting #1 with PLATINUM-certified “God, Your Mama, And Me,” they will trade-off on each other’s smash-hit songs for the must-see genre-jumping episode airing August 30 at 10 p.m. ET. FGL and Backstreet Boys, alongside Hip-Hop icon Nelly and breakout Country star Chris Lane, have one more SOLD-OUT stadium concert set for Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 12 for a trifecta of capacity dates. For more information on Florida Georgia Line and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, visit floridageorgialine.com.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS, KEITH URBAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE – LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 AT 8PM ET/PT CMT today announced that breakout artists, The Chainsmokers, will perform with superstar duo Florida Georgia Line for the first time on television during the “2017 CMT Music Awards.” In a performance sure to span multiple decades, Lady Antebellum will jam out with Earth, Wind & Fire, while country royalty, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, will perform live together for the first time on any CMT stage. They join previously announced superstars Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett from Nashville’s Music City Center on Wednesday, June 7 at 8pm ET/PT. Additional performers will soon be announced.
Hopeful Hit Featuring Tim McGraw Is the Duo’s 12th Chart Topper Nashville, Tenn. (December 5, 2016) – Superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE continue to dominate the Country genre, notching yet another multi-week #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and also topping the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay chart this week with their latest GOLD-certified single “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw). Providing even more evidence that Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are one of the most successful duos in Country history, “May We All” is FGL’s 12th #1 overall and second from their BMLG Records latest album, DIG YOUR ROOTS, which also debuted in the top spot this August. “Can’t think of a better way to end the best year of our lives than a #1 with one of our musical heroes, Tim McGraw! We had a blast working together and getting to spend the day shooting the video with Tim was a dream all itself,” shared Kelley. “Thank you Country radio for all the love and support, this still is the greatest feeling! And to our fans, y’all are everything to us. Can’t wait to see you out on tour in 2017!” A hopeful, big-picture anthem that features heartfelt vocals from one of the duo’s heroes, Tim McGraw, “May We All” was written by Rodney Clawson and Jamie Moore. The song follows the 2X PLATINUM success of “H.O.L.Y.,” which ruled the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for an astonishing 18 weeks. The accompanying cinematic music video was directed by TK McKamy and has already amassed over 17 million views on YouTube. The groundbreaking short film – which features McGraw and casts the duo as a pair of race car-driving brothers – can now be viewed here. Along with “May We All,” DIG YOUR ROOTS showcases even more special collaborations with FGL’s early musical influences – like pop phenomenon Backstreet Boys on “God, Your Mama, and Me” and reggae luminary Ziggy Marley on “Life Is a Honeymoon.” The winter leg of their arena filling DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR gets underway January 27 in Tallahassee, Florida, with special guests Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane. Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only Country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. For more details, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
Superstar Duo Will Kick Off The Winter Leg Of Their Epic Tour In January With Special Guests Dustin Lynch And Chris Lane Less than a week after wrapping the final 2016 date of their massive DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR in Atlanta, superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are already looking ahead, announcing a brand new round of 28 tour stops beginning in January 2017. Cruising through cities from Orlando, Florida, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and everywhere in between, the hit making genre busters and reigning three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year will be joined by guests DUSTIN LYNCH and CHRIS LANE on the winter leg of their DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. Entertainment Weekly broke the exciting news this morning, and according to Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, they can’t wait to keep the party going. “We are so pumped to be bringing Dustin and Chris with us on the next leg of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR,” shares Kelley. “They are both electric, young performers and great friends of ours!” Hubbard adds, “They fit into our tour vibe perfectly and we know our fans are going to love this new experience. We can’t wait for 2017 and to see everyone out on the road!” So far the SOLD-OUT DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR has already broken attendance records, played to over one million fans, and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, building on the 2X PLATINUM success of their DIG YOUR ROOTS album’s lead #1 single “H.O.L.Y.” (which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for an astonishing 18 weeks) and the follow-up “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw. More cities for the next round of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR will be announced soon, along with official dates and ticketing information. Ticket sales begin in November and Live Nation is the national tour promoter. Citi® is the official credit card of the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. Citi cardmembers will have 3-day access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. AT&T is also sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access for 1-day via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline. Complete list of cities confirmed for the 2017 winter leg of FGL’s DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR: Allentown, PA Atlantic City, NJ Biloxi, MS Bossier City, LA Cedar Falls, IA Champaign, IL Charleston, SC Charleston, WV Charlottesville, VA Columbia, MO Durant, OK* Greensboro, NC Knoxville, TN Lafayette, LA Moline, IL Newark, NJ Oklahoma City, OK Omaha, NE Orlando, FL Sioux Falls, SD Springfield, MO State College, PA Tallahassee, FL Uncasville, CT Hamilton, ON, Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada Montreal, QC, Canada Quebec City, QC, Canada *Denotes FGL only Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records’ releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With Continue reading
STREAM FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’S DIG YOUR ROOTS PANDORA MIXTAPE STREAM HERE To celebrate the release of their new album, Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line handpicked their favorite songs that have inspired them over the years…songs from their roots. Check back weekly to hear exclusive live tracks from their Pandora Presents event in Nashville. ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE History-making duo Florida Georgia Line recently became the first ever Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification as their breakout chart-topper “Cruise” surpassed 10 million copies sold. In their relatively short career, FGL has achieved 10 #1 hits collectively as artists and songwriters with the PLATINUM-certified ANYTHING GOES (Big Machine Label Group) fueling five consecutive chart-toppers – GOLD “Confession,” PLATINUM “Anything Goes,” “Sippin’ On Fire” and “Sun Daze;” and 2X PLATINUM “Dirt.” The pair took home Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards, marking their third straight time. The Superstars have been honored with numerous accolades from ACM, AMA, Billboard and CMA Awards, in addition to a trifecta of CMT Artists of the Year feats. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and having sold nearly 26 million downloads and over 3.5 million albums worldwide to date. In 2015 alone, the group’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR sold an impressive 1.5 million tickets. Their highly anticipated third studio album DIG YOUR ROOTS is slated for release August 26, featuring the lead single “H.O.L.Y.,” which has commanded the #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for the last nine weeks and marks their 11th consecutive Top 10 hit as artists at Country radio. Complimenting their forthcoming album, FGL’s current headline tour of the same name runs through the end of 2016. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL formed publishing company Tree Vibez Music. For more on FGL, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com. ABOUT PANDORA Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans. www.pandora.com | Pandora Blog | Pandora LinkedIn | @PandoraPulse www.pandora.com
Florida Georgia Line responds to anti-police rumors previously published by TMZ and other sites. Florida Georgia Line — We Love Cops, But We Have Our Own Security The guys from Florida Georgia Line want to make it clear they have total respect for men and women in blue — but, respectfully, there’s a good reason they didn’t need their help backstage. Sources close to FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard tell us security for all their concerts is handled through promoters at the venues. It’s just part of their contracts for each gig. We’re told local cops regularly ask if they can help out backstage, and are usually told it’s not necessary. FGL’s team believes this frees up law enforcement for other security needs around the venue. TMZ broke the story … an Iowa sheriff was fuming after getting turned away backstage. Our FGL sources said that incident and one in Wisconsin are rarities, because most law enforcement welcome the fact the band is self-sufficient. Bottom line, according to our sources — Florida Georgia Line is extremely “pro-police.” This all stems from a previous TMZ report that cited FGL turned away uniformed officers at the venue, only to have their management scramble to bring them back after the show to provide a protected escort out. “Florida Georgia Line dissed law enforcement working security at their concert … according to an Iowa Sheriff who says the band banned officers, and then came crawling back for protection. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells TMZ he was headed backstage Saturday night at the Great Jones County Fair to discuss security protocol with the band when he was stopped by a crew member and told no uniformed officers were allowed backstage, per the band. Sheriff Graver says he was told the country duo even threatened to pull the plug on the concert if they saw any cops. Graver says midway through the performance, he was told the band wanted a police escort out of town after the show — but he told them he wouldn’t spend “one tax dollar assisting them” … after being disrespected. He says the band’s management scrambled for other law enforcement agencies to provide the escort … but they also told FGL to kick rocks. They ended up leaving on their own. A similar incident went down with Wisconsin cops last week. We’ve reached out to the band … no word back. They did tweet, saying they have “nothing but love and respect for the police.“”
“DIG YOUR ROOTS” WITH FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AUGUST 26 Diamond-Selling Duo Unveils Forthcoming Album Cover Across Social Platforms Special Album Packages Available Beginning Today (6/24) Pictured (L-R): Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard Cover Art: Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group Known for their re cord-breaking tracks, undeniable energy and all around good vibes, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will release DIG YOUR ROOTS August 26 on Big Machine Label Group. The award-winning duo’s highly anticipated third studio album uncovers pieces of their lineage along with an evolved creativity. Fans clamored to unearth the album’s throwback cover through a #DigYourRoots initiative across FGL’s social platforms to intimately reveal childhood snapshots of both BK and Tyler. Dive into DIG YOUR ROOTS early with five exclusive bundles in limited quantities, which are available online beginning today (6/24) through 8/14 via http://smarturl.it/FGLDigYourRoots. There is also an opportunity for fans to upload a picture of “their roots” and be featured on a special mosaic poster. The packages are named after tracks on the album and start at $25. “Our album cover says it all,” shares Brian Kelley. “Tyler and I are continuing to grow musically and personally. We really wanted this album to reflect who we are and our lives in this moment, but also where we came from.” Tyler Hubbard adds, “we both started out playing guitar, singing in church and writing songs so we wanted to let fans see our foundation – a deeper side to us. We couldn’t have picked a more fitting title or image for DIG YOUR ROOTS.” Award-winning producer Joey Moi, who has been at the helm for FGL’s entire discography to date, once again joined the pair for DIG YOUR ROOTS. The duo penned over half of the new music, further depicting an evolution in both of their life journeys. FGL’s soaring single “H.O.L.Y.” sets the tone for the new project and is “the right balance of change and continuity, and the mix of love and spirituality” (Billboard). Written by hit makers busbee, Nate Cyphert and William Larsen, the song has commanded the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the last six weeks and marks their 11th consecutive Top 10 hit as artists at Country radio. Selling an impressive 1.5 million tickets and landing in the upper reaches of Billboard’s Hot Tours ranking (all genre) in 2015 alone, FGL are taking it to the next level with their headline DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour through the end of 2016. With each of their BMLG releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES, the proven superstar duo has celebrated numerous bucket-list worthy career milestones, including the history-making RIAA DIAMOND-certification for “Cruise,” solidifying the mega hit as the only Country single to ever reach sales of over 10 million copies. Their breakout debut also previously overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Music critics and fans alike have embraced FGL’s sound with solid reviews; sold-out headline tours; sales nearing 26 million tracks and over 3.5 million albums worldwide; prestigious honors from AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. The dynamic duo has achieved 10 #1 hits collectively as artists and songwriters with their sophomore album ANYTHING GOES fueling Continue reading