Florida Georgia Line Crossover Hit

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Tyler Hubbard (L) and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line

Tyler Hubbard (L) and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line (screenshot from video, courtesy Republic Nashville)

The guys in Florida Georgia Line were blown away when their first single made it to the top of the charts.  Well now with a little help from Nelly “Cruise” is zooming to the top of the pop charts. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have discovered that there’s nothing like the ride of a crossover hit. Tyler said: “I think it’s kind of like pouring gas on a fire.” “It’s been wild.”  “Cruise” went No. 1 on the country charts, they won the Academy of Country Music’s best new artist award, scored coveted opening slots on tour with country’s hottest acts Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan, and met Nelly. Their remix is currently No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart. Brian Kelley said: “I don’t think it gets any better.”  “It’s been crazy to see this ride take off.” Few artists have risen so quickly in the fairly stagnant world of country music. Fans are loyal, but they aren’t always quick to adapt.  Saturday night they’ll play those songs for 65,000 people at one of country music’s signature events. “It’s definitely a God thing,” Hubbard said. “We’ve definitely been blessed the last few years.”

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