Anything Can Happen When Florida Georgia Line Is Around

By C. Murph | Monday Monday Staff -    2016-10-20

When Florida Georgia Line is around, anything can happen. And recently, they surprised their fans over and over again.

They won the CMA duo of the year last year, and for good reason. At a show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, they played with fire, started a party, and brought on some very special country artists.

“This night is super exciting because we sold-out Bridgestone,” said Brian Kelley of FGL prior to the concert. “It’s extremely humbling. We’ve worked really hard to get to this moment. This is the tour and this is the night we want everyone to see.”

The party before the concert was an accurate indication of what was coming that night. Backstage, they had flashing lights, streamers, and were dancing to a DJ’s music. Obviously, FGL was merry and provided the drinks, including their own brand of liquor, Old Camp Whiskey.

That party vibe carried right through to the actual concert. Even their slow songs were getting people excited. They opened with “This Is How We Roll” as they got lowered from the ceiling with shots of flames surrounding them. 

Throughout the night, the played both old and new songs, including a super early tune called “Itz What We Do.” The whole night, the two guys were moving around stage, keeping up the energy.

“There’s no better place to dig your roots than right here in Nashville, Tennessee,” Tyler Hubbard said on stage.

The two guys walked through the crowd of screaming fans and were clearly having a great time. Who wouldn’t have a great time playing music, having people worship you, and getting paid thousands of dollars for it?

Before they played their newer hit song, “H.O.L.Y.,” FGL tipped their hats to their respective wives. Then they invited the Backstreet Boys to the stage (yes, I guess they’re still a band). All the boys on stage then sang the BSB hit “Everybody (Backstreets Back),” before launching into “God, Your Mamma and Me.” And, of course, BSB had to show off their dance moves, and FGL gladly joined in.

Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line performing in front of adoring fans (photo from NewsBake)

But wait, there’s more…

FGL then brought to the stage Jake Owen to sing “Sundaze.” Then they went into a medley of covers while photos from back in the day flashed on the screen. Other songs they did included “Riding Dirty,” “Should Have Been a Cowboy,” and “This Is How We Do It.”

Hold up, they weren’t done with the surprises yet.

Nelly — the Nelly — walked on stage for the duo’s encore. They sang Nelly’s “Hot In Here” as well as FGL’s “Cruise.” Hubbard said: “We dreamed about selling out the Bridgestone.”

This show, as you can guess, was sold out — a dream for Hubbard

“We dreamed about selling out the Bridgestone,” he said.

Florida Georgia Line’s new album

“Dig Your Roots” came out on August 26. The cover is the two fellows as little kids, one in a diaper and a cowboy hat and the other riding a kid bike. “H.O.L.Y.” was one of the singles from the album and it seems to be their biggest new song yet.

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C. Murph

C. Murph is a freelance writer who lives in Pennsylvania.

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