Florida Georgia Line have released their brand new single, “Dirt.” The lead single from their upcoming album inspired the pair to help give back through their Dirt Campaign, which launched on Tuesday. They hope to raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
“To be able to be in the position we’re in and be so blessed over the last couple of years doing what we love is very rewarding, and we’ve always said we want to be bigger than the music and give back,” Brian Kelley told People.
The song inspired the pair at first listen. “We had goose bumps the first time we heard it,” Kelley said. “With most of our other singles, you don’t have to think at all, it’s a self-explanatory feel-good song,” he says. “But this one makes you dig a little deeper, makes you think about your life and where you’re at and where you want to be.”
Life has been good for the former roommates who have enjoyed a string of No. 1 hits, including their smash debut, “Cruise.” While the pair have recently bought their own homes, they remember what it was like to live a less than glamorous life.
“We went from living in a really run-down house with five dudes to another really run-down house with five dudes,” Tyler Hubbard said. “For us to now be able to own our own places, there’s not a better feeling than that. Most people dream of having a house you can call your own from the time they’re a kid. For both of us, getting those keys was a huge day. We want to give that to someone else. We want to hand over more keys with this Dirt Campaign and have them experience the same thing.”
Florida Georgia Line encourage their fans to donate to the cause. Those who contribute will be entered to win a trip for two on the duo’s cruise, aptly named ‘This Is How We Cruise’, which sets sail November 8 in Miami. No additional details on their new album have been released, but it is expected to hit stores this fall.