Romantic Roots-Infused Anthem Leads Highly Anticipated Fourth Album
CMT Music Awards & CMA Fest Appearances Coming Up Next
NASHVILLE, TN (June 1, 2018) – Global superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE return with a steady and sincere new single today (6/1), unveiling the tender roots-infused anthem “Simple” as they head into a huge week of festival and award show appearances.
Mixing Western undertones with electro-pop energy and a beating-hearts rhythm, “Simple” leads the duo’s upcoming, hotly anticipated fourth album, as Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley carve out a spot for easy love in a complicated world.
“Excited to share the next chapter of FGL that we’ve been working so hard on,” shares Kelley. “‘Simple’ is as simple as it gets – 4 chords and a lotta heart!”
Hubbard agrees, “We are always wanting to push our sound forward and never make the same record twice. We feel like we’ve upped our game on this project as well.”
Written by Hubbard and Kelley along with Michael Hardy and Mark Holman about the euphoric comfort of finding one’s soul mate, the enlightened new single features whistling hooks and rolling banjos, plus an open-range melody produced by longtime studio collaborator Joey Moi.
With more details coming soon, FGL’s next album project will follow in the PLATINUM-certified success of the duo’s 2016 release, DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records). That game-changing album delivered three consecutive No. 1 hits: the 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys).
Along with headlining the stadium-filling THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 with Nelly and Backstreet Boys last summer, Hubbard and Kelley were featured as special guests on high-profile tracks by The Chainsmokers (“Last Day Alive”), Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso ft. watt (“Let Me Go”) and rising Country star Morgan Wallen (“Up Down”), plus “Meant to Be” – FGL’s 3X PLATINUM No. 1 collaboration with breakout Pop star Bebe Rexha. The crossover smash remains red-hot, surpassing the 1 BILLION global streams mark and notching 26 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Coming up next, FGL will be prominently featured at the CMT Music Awards broadcast live from Nashville on June 6 at 8/7c. The duo is up for a field-leading four nominations – including the night’s top award,Video of the Year (for “Meant to Be”) – and will take the stage for a can’t-miss performance. Fans can vote online now at http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/vote. Hubbard and Kelley will then help close out this year’s massive CMA Fest for a sold-out Nissan Stadium headline set on June 10.
Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” is available here.
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ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Redefining what’s possible in Country music, global superstars Florida Georgia Line continue to push full-throttle into uncharted territories with history-making collaborations, fresh entrepreneurial ventures and bold new music while currently in the studio. Crushing record-breaking milestones, the MULTI-PLATINUM duo has heavy-hitting spotlights on Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” [14th No. 1 overall as artists plus leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a 26th week – surpassing FGL’s own “Cruise” for the second-longest reign overall], Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s “Let Me Go” (ft. watt), Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” and The Chainsmokers’ “Last Day Alive.” Fueling their groundbreaking momentum, FGL’s 2016 PLATINUM-certified album, DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records), delivered three consecutive No. 1 smashes: 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys). THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 marked their first time headlining select sold-out stadium dates – featuring special guests Backstreet Boys, with critics’ reviews boasting: “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive” (MusicRow Magazine). With over 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums sold worldwide, the top-shelf entertainers remain the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. They’re vying for several categories at upcoming award shows: Video of the Year (“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line), Duo Video of the Year (“Smooth”), Collaborative Video of the Year(“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line), and CMT Performance of the Year (Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line, “Everybody” from CMT Crossroads) at the 2018 CMT Music Awards; and The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist, When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track (“Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt), Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line) and Mashup! – Best Collaboration(“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line) at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. As true visionaries, FGL’s innovative endeavors also includes their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, plus the newly announced multifaceted compound in Nashville: Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree Vibez Music, and meet + greet, as well as FGL HOUSE. In addition to their supercharged music festival appearances this year, they will kick off the inaugural FGL Fest with a concert inside Turn 4 of the historic oval during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend on September 8.