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Sep 24

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard is Engaged

FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Haley Strommel Engaged Aboard Helicopter

Photo courtesy of instagram.com/thubbmusic.

Congratulations to Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and his longtime girlfriend Haley Strommel! The couple got engaged on Monday during a romantic helicopter ride. Hubbard posted a photo on Instagram of the couple celebrating with champagne aboard a chopper

“This is what a lucky man looks like right here. Not sure why but I sure am blessed to call this angel my [fiancée]. #loveisintheair #literally,” he wrote.

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Hubbard and Strommel have been dating for more than a year. Strommel is an Idaho native who has worked as a personal assistant and a client associate at Merrill Lynch in Nashville. Continue Reading

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Dec 30

Florida Georgia Line Won’t Try to Top 2013

Florida Georgia Line Won't Try to Top 2013

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

2013 has been an unforgettable year for Florida Georgia Line. The duo scored three consecutive No. 1 hits, won a slew of major awards and spent much of the year on the road, opening for Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour and headlining their own tour. As 2014 fast approaches, they don’t feel pressure to try and top 2013.

“I think next year we’re gonna go in there feeling strong,” Tyler Hubbard said.  “We never really put pressure on ourselves. We just do what we love, write songs that we love, record songs that we love and try to make our live show the best that it can be. And that’s just what we do.” Continue Reading

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Dec 27

Colt Ford, Hunter Hayes, Josh Kelley & More Reveal New Year’s Resolutions

Colt Ford

Colt Ford photo courtesy of Average Joes Entertainment.

With 2013 arriving in just a matter of days, everybody is starting to think about those pesky resolutions that seem to haunt us soon after wrapping up the Christmas festivities. Some hope to lose weight while others vow to spend more time with friends and family, enjoying the simple things in life.

Country stars are no different. We recently chatted with some of your favorite stars to find out exactly what’s on their list of resolutions as we welcome 2013 with open arms!

Colt Ford: To lose weight … I swear I mean it this year [laughs]!

Love And Theft:
Stephen Barker Liles: I want to spend more time with my mom and my little brother. I don’t get to spend enough time with them. I think that’s the biggest thing. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately.

Eric Gunderson: To have as much fun next year as I did this year.

Justin Moore: I usually don’t make resolutions because I usually break them. Anything that I figure I’m going to fail at, I don’t generally do. I’m too prideful. The only thing that I do knowing that I suck at it is golf.

The Bellamy Brothers:
David Bellamy: I think our resolution is to just keep on keeping on. I see people make resolutions, but really if you can just keep on… We still enjoy what we do. I think it’s important to us to keep it up, and sometimes that’s not always easy.

Howard Bellamy: As long as you, your family and your friends are all healthy and happy, that’s really all you can ask for.

Hunter Hayes: I think I’m going to try to Continue Reading

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Dec 20

Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Eric Church & More Stars Share Family Christmas Traditions

The stockings are officially hung by the chimney with care, waiting for Santa Claus to make his arrival!  We asked some of your favorite country stars what holiday traditions they carry on in their homes each year and here’s what they had to say:

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

Florida Georgia Line:
Brian Kelley:
We always eat, go drive around and look at Christmas lights, and then go to candlelight service. I’m looking forward to me, mom and dad and my sister spending some time together. During the holidays, we like to sit on the couch and watch the Dog Whisperer and catch up on TV shows while drinking coffee. Just hanging out and laying low. I’m really looking forward to that this year.

Tyler Hubbard: We also go to candlelight service and go home and do a Christmas Eve dinner. We open up a few gifts that night. I’ve got a younger sister who just turned 12, so it’s still fun to go to bed early and wait for Santa Claus to come and all that stuff. I look forward to going home this year for Christmas.

Dustin Lynch: My granddad’s favorite movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Growing up the family would get together and watch it. This started a tradition of “Eddie Gifts” for all the sons and grandsons so every Christmas morning we all simultaneously open up our gifts from “Eddie.” It usually is a really obscure, funny object or joke in the movie. I love it!  [Christmas Bonus: Get Dustin's mom's Apple Pie recipe here >>]

Justin Moore: We open presents on Christmas Eve. Some people do, some people don’t. That’s what I did growing up. Then we get our “Santa gifts” Christmas morning. Usually that’s the big gifts. Last year with the kids, we started doing it at our house. It’s funny, the older you get you kind of take on a different role. You go from being a kid that depends on your parents for everything and the older you get and the older they get, you swap roles. We started having them over to our house for everything. They spend the night with us on Christmas Eve, that way they can see the girls open their presents on Christmas morning, so that’s fun.

Eric Church

Eric Church photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Eric Church:We always travel to North Carolina for Christmas. We always do Christmas morning and breakfast up there with my mom and dad. It will be great to bring Boone into that environment. It will be the first time he has really gotten to do that and know that he’s there. I’m just looking forward to having a little time off, coming into next year. Then I need to try and figure out Continue Reading

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Dec 9

GAC Album Review: Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times

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Florida Georgia Line photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

Breaking country duo Florida Georgia Line turned some heads on Nashville’s Music Row this year. The duo of Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Ga.), started making their presence known when their debut single, “Cruise,” sold well over 100k digital downloads before they landed a record deal. Now signed to Republic Nashville, the “Cruise” single – which hit No. 1 on the country radio charts this week to become the fastest rising debut from a duo in over 20 years – has sold in excess of a million singles while building ample anticipation for their first full length album.

Here’s To the Good Times follows the anthem-oriented groove of the summer tune “Cruise” with 11 songs that double down on the album’s title. Working with Producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback), FGL specializes in big choruses and bigger parties – all with a slick rock polish. On tracks like the blue collar “Round Here,” which rhymes hammer and nail with raise some hell, and the cleverly nostalgic “Hell Raisin’ Heat of Summer,” the guys come through with a smooth delivery sounding something like Montgomery Gentry covering Luke Bryan. Joey Moi’s recent work with Nickelback comes to mind on the club thumping, “Tell Me How You Like It,” where hand claps and slick electric leads support Tyler’s confident drawl in the verse before a strong chorus shows off the duo’s chemistry. Over an infectious wall of sound, Brian draws out a melody underneath Tyler’s quick punch to offer some truly dynamic passages.

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Oct 31

Florida Georgia Line & Greg Bates Recall Favorite Halloween Costumes

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Florida Georgia Line photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

The costume is one of the most important parts of celebrating Halloween. Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard remembers one Halloween when money was tight so he got creative with what he had on hand. He ended up as a convincing Flavor Flav, the rapper known for wearing a big clock around his neck.

“I mean I had the wig, I did the paint, I did the everything,” he said. “Put it this way, I was hanging out with some of my best friends and they didn’t know that it was me. It was intense. I had the shades…”

Tyler even had a fake grill to cover his teeth and earrings. His bandmate Brian Kelley saw photos and was blown away by just how much Tyler resembled the rapper. “I was like, ‘Holy, wow!’” he said. “It was awesome.” Continue Reading

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Aug 7

Florida Georgia Line’s Life-Changing “Cruise” Through McDonald’s

Florida Georgia Line photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

A ‘cruise’ through the McDonald’s drive-thru usually ends with a Big Mac and an order of fries. For country newcomers Florida Georgia Line, a trip to the “Golden Arches” ended with Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley making a life-changing decision.

“It was probably three and a half years ago,” Tyler said. “We were going to write with a buddy of mine and we were sitting in the drive-thru. We were almost about to graduate college and were just kind of like ‘What are you gonna do after college?’ ‘Well, I don’t know, what are you gonna do?’”

Waiting for their food, they decided to Continue Reading

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