Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line performed a mashup of their fifth consecutive Platinum-certified hit “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan) and 7X Platinum smash “Cruise” on Nickelodeon's first-ever Kids' Choice Sports Awards last Thursday (7/17) at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. Adding to the fun, FGL got their slime on as they launched the signature green goo into the crowd while closing out their appearance. Earlier in the week, FGL's brand new single "Dirt" piled high, landing at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. The record-breaking track is from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville slated for release this fall.
New Single Debuts at #1 Country Digital Singles Chart & #2 Top Digital Songs Selling 182,929 Tracks in First Week
Breaks Record for Highest One-Week Add Total
It’s full-steam ahead for superstar duo Florida Georgia Line whose momentum continues with a top spot debut of “Dirt” at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. Additionally, “Dirt” scored the #1 spot on both the all genre Digital Songs and Country charts in Canada. The lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release.
Making a record-breaking splash at Country radio, “Dirt” earned the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history with 130 stations on in the US. In Canada, "Dirt" was the #1 Most Added song at Country on Mediabase and tied for #1 Most Added for all genres.
Inspired by the emotionally-fueled song, FGL recently launched the Dirt Campaign, partnering with the fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. The official “Dirt” music video and Entertainment Tonight’s exclusive behind-the-scenes footage bring even more life with tender lyrics like “you know you came from it and some day you’ll return to it.”
Music critics across the country have embraced FGL’s fresh sound with rave reviews:
"’Dirt’ is arguably the country duo's most sentimental — and definitely the most traditional — song to date. It connects dirt with everything from birth to death to falling in love...” ROLLING STONE
“Country music's party boys start thinking about settling down […] a plot of land tugs hard on Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley’s souls in this pensive ballad…” USA TODAY (“Song of the Week”)
“The heartfelt song is a sound unlike anything we’ve heard from the duo before, and the clip it has quite the cameo [JD Souther].” TASTE OF COUNTRY
"Florida Georgia Line sets a career-high bow on Country Airplay, as "Dirt" debuts with Hot Shot Debut stripes at No. 16 – the chart's highest launch this year." BILLBOARD
The nostalgic yet inspiring material covers new ground for FGL, who skyrocketed across genres with four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes – the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 7X PLATINUM “Cruise,” which broke the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Producer Joey Moi is once again at the helm of the new music, following up FGL’s 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has tallied over 15 million tracks sold worldwide.
The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year is slated to perform a mashup of hits at Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards this Thursday, July 17. A continual favorite among the younger crowds, FGL is nominated for Choice Country Group at the August 10 TEEN CHOICE Awards on FOX and fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com. The plethora of previous industry honors includes ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards.
Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will host “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl in November.
Last night (7/8), Florida Georgia Line performed their brand new single “Dirt” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch via: . Released to rave reviews, including USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” the intensely emotional track catapulted to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in in less than 12 hours with sales of over 65,000 already in the US. The latest offering also ascended to the top on iTunes in Canada and Australia shortly after release.
“Dirt” is the lead single from the superstar duo’s sophomore album on Republic Nashville, produced by Joey Moi. Watch the official music video here. The new project is slated for release this fall and is the follow-up to their 2X Platinum debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has tallied over 15 million tracks sold worldwide.
Inspired by the song lyrics, FGL has launched the Dirt Campaign with fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.omaze.com/fgl.
Previously taking home ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards, FGL scored a TEEN CHOICE Awards nomination for Choice Country Group. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com, with results airing August 10 at 8P ET on FOX.
FGL has skyrocketed since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 7X PLATINUM “Cruise,” making them the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving this accolade. Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 7 million downloads and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan).
FGL is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN Tour and this November will host “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Florida Georgia Line is taking “Dirt” nationwide today with the release of their brand new single to Country radio and digital retailers. The music video for the highly anticipated song is also set to debut across multiple broadcast and online platforms, including CMT, GAC and Vevo.
In celebration of the release, the superstar duo officially launched the Dirt Campaign, exclusively announced on People.com earlier today, with the fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
FGL was inspired to create this movement by the emotionally fueled lyrics in “Dirt,” which director Nigel Dick vividly brings to life through tender vignettes in the music video. Watch here: http://smarturl.it/DIRTvevo.
“From day one, we knew that we wanted to make this bigger than the music and be able to give back in as many ways as we can.” says FGL’s Brian Kelley.
“We have been beyond blessed these past few years, putting down our own roots in Nashville,” adds FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “After hearing ‘Dirt’ we knew that we wanted to help build houses with people who would not be able to on their own and we are grateful to join Habitat for Humanity in their efforts.”
Teaming up with Omaze and WarpSpeed, FGL has set out to raise at least $100,000 for this great cause through the Dirt Campaign. Fans are asked to donate when they enter for the chance to win a trip for two on FGL's "This Is How We Cruise." The 4-day cruise to paradise will set sail from Miami, Florida, on November 8, 2014. The winner will enjoy the signature ship activities, live performances by some of the hottest country artists and a private FGL serenade of “Dirt.” For various donation levels, campaign supporters will receive fun items, including autographed merchandise and much more.
BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP DAZZLES WITH FIERCE PERFORMANCES, PHILANTHROPY & MULTIPLE ACCOLADES DURING ACM AWARDS WEEKENDApril 7, 2014 0 Comments
BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP and the talented artist roster enjoyed an action-packed weekend during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards weekend in Las Vegas. Dazzling with fierce performances, supporting philanthropic efforts and scoring five trophies, the BMLG artists certainly left a mark in Sin City!
Sibling trio THE BAND PERRY, who took home ACM Vocal Group of the Year, opened the show last night with a passionate performance of their latest single, “Chainsaw.”
ACM Vocal Duo of the Year FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, who hosted Fan Jam during the awards, sang their fourth consecutive PLATINUM-certified #1 “Stay” and an intense version of “This Is How We Roll,” featuring Luke Bryan and the acrobatic cycling of the Nitro Circus.
The talented pair then passed the fan-voted ACM New Artist of the Year torch down to JUSTIN MOORE, who accepted with a heart-felt speech and performed his Top 15 and rising “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”
After scoring ACM Video of the Year for "Highway Don't Care," a collaboration with TAYLOR SWIFT and Keith Urban, TIM McGRAW surprised the crowd with a new song, “Meanwhile Back At Momma’s,” and a surprise duet partner – wife Faith Hill.
RASCAL FLATTS, who headlined Outnumber Hunger Live! on Friday night during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, also performed their sexy Top 10-and-rising single “Rewind” at the awards.
Four-Day Cruise to Include Multi-Platinum Superstar Nelly, Hot Newcomer Thomas Rhett & More
Current Single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan Certified GOLD and Multi-Week #1“Stay” Certified PLATINUM
NASHVILLE, TN - (March 27, 2014) – Award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line, in partnership with Sixthman Ltd., announced the first ever “This is How We Cruise” music festival at sea, and they are bringing along their friends multi-platinum superstar Nelly, hot newcomer Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith and Chris Lane. Artists will perform on multiple stages throughout the ship as well as host activities, intimate fan experiences and live on-stage collaborations aboard the Norwegian Pearl from November 8-12.
The four-day musical cruise will set sail from Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s Private Island in the Bahamas. Guests will enjoy the Norwegian Pearl’s 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, outdoor pool, hot tubs, expansive spa and fitness center and more. For more information and reservations, visit www.fglcruise.com.
The record-breaking duo is riding high as their latest single, “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan, has been officially certified GOLD for sales exceeding 500,000. The song is from the deluxe version of their chart-topping, PLATINUM-certified debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville).
FGL has exploded since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here," and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise,” whose sales are combined with the remix featuring Nelly. Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold nearly 6.8 million downloads in the US alone and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time according to SoundScan.
FGL has racked up four nominations - Vocal Duo of the Year, Album of the Year (HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES), Single of the Year (“Cruise”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“Cruise” Remix featuring Nelly) - for the ACM Awards. The talented pair will also host the ACM Fan Jam during the show, which airs April 6 at 8:00P Eastern on CBS.
The unstoppable duo is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour and will turn up the heat with their headline run - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL SUMMER SERIES 2014 - featuring special guest Nelly and opening act Chris Lane. For tour dates and more, check out www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
General Mills today announced the launch of its third annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, which has provided more than 25 million meals to Americans in need as part of a partnership with Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group. Each year a talented roster of popular music artists join the initiative to raise awareness for the hunger issue, which affects 49 million Americas, according to the USDA. The Outnumber Hunger campaign officially kicks off today with Country sensation Florida Georgia Line as the face of the 2014 campaign.
"Through our experiences with Outnumber Hunger, we have learned the far reach of hunger in America, affecting people from all different backgrounds," said Tyler Hubbard, the Georgia half of Florida Georgia Line. "This year, we're proud to take an even bigger role in the fight against hunger and rally the nation to help those in need."
Florida Georgia Line and additional Big Machine Label Group artists will be featured on boxes for more than 90 popular General Mills' products, from Cheerios and Betty Crocker to Yoplait and Nature Valley. By entering a code from these specially marked boxes online, Americans can help Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of a local food bank based upon the ZIP code entered.
"Our artists are proud to raise their voices with General Mills and Feeding America to highlight the troubling hunger issues that so many Americans face day-to-day," said Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine Label Group. "This powerful group of partners is using its collective voice to rally Americans and help the 49 million people across our country who struggle with hunger."
For every code entered by Jan. 31, 2015 at outnumberhunger.com, General Mills will donate 55.5 cents to Feeding America, with a maximum total donation of $1.2 million. General Mills has already donated $600,000 and will donate up to an additional $600,000 based on online code entry.
Outnumber Hunger's 2014 campaign is marked with a special live concert on Friday, April 4, at The LINQ in Las Vegas, featuring reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line, Superstar group Rascal Flatts, ACM New Artist nominee Justin Moore and hot newcomers Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three, Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery. Outnumber Hunger Live! is part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day festival leading up to the 49th Annual ACM Awards on April 6. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help Feeding America secure meals through special on-site activities.
"Innovative programs like Outnumber Hunger help us provide critical support nationwide to our neighbors and community members, in our work to solve hunger in America," said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
Outnumber Hunger comes as part of a more than 30-year relationship between General Mills and Feeding America's network of food banks.
"For us, the decision to confront the hunger epidemic in America is a simple one," said Cheryl Welch, director, Outnumber Hunger at General Mills. "As a leading food company in the United States, we feel a responsibility to help address the issue and give people an easy way to support the one in six Americans struggling with hunger."
Florida Georgia Line will debut the brand new music video for their current single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (3/7) in the 8:00A hour.March 6, 2014 By Tune In For High Speed Cameos With X Games Champion Travis Pastrana & The Nitro Circus 0 Comments
Florida Georgia Line will debut the brand new music video for their current single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (3/7) in the 8:00A hour. Following the exclusive broadcast premiere, the first look online will be on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo and across all partners on 3/8.
Filmed in the desert just outside of Los Angeles, the action-packed video features jaw-dropping tricks, tractor-trailers and fiery cameos with X Games champion Travis Pastrana and The Nitro Circus. Director Marc Klasfeld amps up the thrills with cuts of FGL and Luke performing the catchy song, which is from the deluxe version of the award-winning duo’s chart-topping, PLATINUM-certified debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville).
FGL has exploded since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified hits “Stay” and “Round Here,” PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise.” Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 6.8 million downloads in the US alone and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time according to SoundScan.
The reigning ACM New Artist of the Year racked up four nominations - Vocal Duo of the Year, Album of the Year (HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES), Single of the Year (“Cruise”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“Cruise” Remix featuring Nelly)- for the ACM Awards, airing April 6 at 8:00P Eastern on CBS.
The unstoppable duo is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour.
BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP GOES BIG AT CRS WITH TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, ELI YOUNG BAND & THE CADILLAC THREEFebruary 19, 2014 0 Comments
Known to go “big,” the Big Machine Label Group showcased the first round of stellar talent at Marathon Music Works last night (2/18) during their annual party to kick off Country Radio Seminar (CRS) week in Nashville. Co-hosted by CMT Radio, the capacity-crowd was treated to performances by Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Hot newcomers The Cadillac Three introduced radio programmers from across the country to the rocking sound of their first single entitled “The South.” Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley joined the trio for their southern-themed anthem. The Eli Young Band had the crowd singing at the top of their lungs with their most recent #1 hit “Drunk Last Night.”
BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta welcomed invited VIP guests then handed the mic to the evening’s host, CMT Radio’s Cody Alan. Music execs mingling and noshing on delectable nibbles included: Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen; BMLG COO Andrew Kautz; Big Machine Records SVP Promotion Jack Purcell; CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram; Red Light Management’s Coran Capshaw, Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding and Clear Channel’s EVP Country Programming Clay Hunnicutt.
Halfway through the night, party attendees were asked to raise their “shot glass necklaces” for a massive toast with Florida Georgia Line’s signature favorite: Fireball Whisky.
To help them get a good night’s rest after the bash, all attendees were gifted a luxury pillow from Comfort Revolution.
The party will continue tonight with performances by Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Motley Crue.