Florida Georgia Line graces the cover of this week’s issue of Billboard to discuss touring, writing, country music and following their instincts. The duo knew from the first time they sat down together to put pen to paper that they had something they needed to pursue.
“From the first song we wrote together we felt we had something cool,” Tyler Hubbard said. “We worked easily together, we had a lot in common, and onstage it was really natural. It was a party. We just had fun with it.”
The pair have turned heads with their back-to-back No. 1 hits, including their debut single “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On.” Their sound blurs the lines between country and rock but most importantly, stays true to the sound the duo can call their own.
“We write what we want to write,” Tyler said. “It’s mixing all of it together. We’ve been really blessed that what we love to write is attractive to people right now. People are grasping onto it. It puts us in a slot to be able to get out of the box and step out of the country music boundaries a little bit, and hopefully innovate a little bit.”
“I think people are looking for something fresh and new,” Brian Kelley agreed. “Our fans seem to spread the music like wildfire. That doesn’t always happen, and it’s special to us and we’re blessed to be a part of it. It’s something really cool. It’s an exciting time, and a time we both hope continues to grow.”