Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 29, 2018) —Global entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE are gearing up for their inaugural outdoor FGL Fest at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 8. Announced earlier this year, FGL Fest is a multi-act music event produced by Live Nation and created to coincide with the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race which takes place at IMS on September 9. FGL’s inclusion in the Big Machine Vodka 400 title marks the first time a major recording artist or act has been added to the official name of a race over a multi-year period.
Speeding into Top 20 at Country radio with their lead single, “Simple,” off their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, FGL continues to reach colossal feats as they’re the first act to top Billboard’s Country Airplay (Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” featuring FGL), Country Digital Song Sales (“Simple”), and Country Streaming Songs (“Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha), with a different song on each chart. All three are also currently Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with “Meant to Be” reigning for the 30thconsecutive week.
Kicking it in high gear, the MULTI-PLATINUM superstar duo will bring those smash-hits and more to headline FGL Fest. Running from 3 p.m. through 11 p.m. (CT), the revved-up lineup includes NELLY,COLE SWINDELL, RAELYNN, JILLIAN JAQUELINE, MASON RAMSEY, RILEY GREEN, and STEPHANIE QUAYLE.
FGL’s fan club community, FGL Lifers, have first presale access to tickets beginning Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET, before Citi® cardmembers gain entry startingTuesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET with Citi’s Private Pass®program.
Big Machine became the title sponsor of the marquee NASCAR Cup Series race, after a nearly decade-long partnership with IMS. The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line event will also feature the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, September 8.
For more information about Florida Georgia Line, please visit floridageorgialine.com and reach out onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Visit IMS.com for additional details and for tickets to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
Billboard’s first-ever Trailblazer Award recipients continue to build their ever-expanding empire of innovative artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors throughout their colossal career. With their romantic roots-infused “Simple” surging Country charts, as the lead single off their anticipated fourth studio album, the kings of collaborations are shattering records with 3X PLATINUM-certified #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha [14th #1 overall as artists plus leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a 30th week – surpassing FGL’s own “Cruise” for the second-longest reign overall]. Exceeding 4.2 billion streams, 31 million tracks, and more than 4.3 million albums sold worldwide, BMLG Records’ duo remains 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, plus left their mark on several chart-crushing songs as writers. The bona fide visionaries have launched their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, as well as thriving businesses: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley. Further elevating their revolutionary status, the world class entertainers begin a limited residency, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 1.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP:
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music as well as its own digital radio station, Big Machine Radio. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Ronnie Dunn, Cheap Trick and Sugarland; chart-topping acts Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Brett Young, Aaron Lewis, Midland, Carly Pearce; “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbery and 2015 “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, Billboard, People’s Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine is the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights for its artists and is an industry leader in fighting for artist, songwriter, publisher and record company rights. BMLG’s racing successes include back-to-back Indy 500 wins with the late Dan Wheldon in 2011 and Dario Franchitti in 2012; 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall victory with Tony Kanaan; 2014 12 Hours of Sebring victory with Marino Franchitti; 2018 NHRA Funny Car Championship with Robert Hight; and 2018 Top Fuel Championship with Brittany Force. The company is in its fourth year sponsoring 2013 Indy 500 Winner and 2004 IndyCar Champion Tony Kanaan, its first year sponsoring reigning IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden, and its second year sponsoring NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force and her sister, the afore-mentioned Brittany Force.