Kicking off their genre-defying THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 over the weekend with two red-hot concerts in Texas, boundary-pushing superstars FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE have just upped the ante for all future Country music tours.
The duo’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley rocked gigantic, high-energy crowds each night with stops Friday (6/2) in Austin and Saturday (6/3) in Dallas. Their patented mix of Country heart, Hip-Hop swagger and Rock ‘n’ Roll muscle was the perfect cap for a party vibe that also had fans singing along with special guests NELLY, CHRIS LANE and MORGAN WALLEN.
The launch was just the beginning of what’s sure to be one of the summer’s hottest concert events as FGL lit the fuse on a trek that continues through late October. With dates scheduled from Washington to Florida – and everywhere in between – they’ll headline their first-ever stadium concerts in Boston (7/7), Minneapolis (7/29) and Chicago (8/12). Those historic dates will feature Pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS, who are also featured on FGL’s latest PLATINUM-certified single, “God, Your Mama, And Me.”
Getting in the zone, FGL and BACKSTREET BOYS team up Tuesday (6/6) for a performance of “God, Your Mama, And Me” on THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (check local listings). Full of romantic devotion and heart-swelling harmonies, the track is featured on FGL’s chart-topping album DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records). The Top 5-and-rising single has been streamed over 29 million times on Spotify alone.
On Wednesday (6/7), FGL will perform their special “Last Day Alive” collaboration with electro-Pop hitmakers The Chainsmokers during the 2017 CMT Music Awards. The show airs live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET where FGL will vie for three honors – Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year. Voting is now open on CMT.com.
The duo rounds out the week with the grand opening of their first restaurant and entertainment destination, FGL HOUSE, today (6/5) and a headline slot Saturday (6/10) for the third night of star-studded shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. As part of the massive CMA Music Festival, their performance will be taped for inclusion in ABC’s TV special, airing later this summer.
About Florida Georgia Line:
FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts, delivering the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks]; PLATINUM-certified hit “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw [12th #1 overall as artists]; and current PLATINUM-certified standout “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys. Following a successful sold-out trek last year that broke attendance records, played to over one million fans and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL has returned to the road with their genre-busting THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, featuring Hip-Hop icon Nelly, breakout Country star Chris Lane, and Pop idols Backstreet Boys on the duo’s first-ever stadium concerts in Minneapolis, Boston and Chicago. FGL also continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). 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 29 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. Fueled by fresh inspiration, they have also launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and introduced Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey.