Music: Florida Georgia Line
A Country Music
duo consisting of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, respectively from Florida and Georgia. After making some initial noise with two extended plays, the duo achieved its breakout in 2012 with "Cruise", from their album Here's to the Good Times
. Already a top country hit by year's end, the song only became bigger and bigger upon being remixed with rapper Nelly. With the country charts being retooled to include downloads, it ended up with a 15-week run at the top. The duo's next three singles — "Get Your Shine On", "Round Here", and "Stay", the last of which was originally recorded by Black Stone Cherry have all topped the country charts too. Following those four songs, their debut album was released with some bonus tracks, including its fifth single, the Luke Bryan
duet "This Is How We Roll". Their second album, Anything Goes
, dropped in mid-2014.
- Bowdlerize: On "Sun Daze", "getting laid" changes to "getting paid".
- Cool Car: The narrator in Cruise' has a "brand new Chevy with a lift kit."
- Country Rap: The Nelly remix of "Cruise".
- The second verse of "This Is How We Roll" is also a rap.
- Double Entendre: "Sun Daze" has "I sit you up on a kitchen sink / Stick the pink umbrella in your drink".
- The Four Chords of Pop: "Cruise" uses I V vi IV.
- Lyrical Cold Open: "Cruise" and "Stay" both qualify.
- Rearrange the Song: "Cruise" was rearranged for pop radio with a heavy dose of Auto-Tune and a verse from Nelly, while the pop mix of "This Is How We Roll" adds Jason Derulo.
- Shout-Out: To the Marshall Tucker Band on "Cruise".
- The mixtape on "This is How We Roll"" has "a little Hank, little Drake"
- Something Completely Different: "Dirt". A serious ballad with some semblance of depth, and the "other guy" sharing the lead vocal.
- Step Up to the Microphone: Tyler usually takes the lead vocals, but Brian sings several lines on "Dirt".
- Trope Makers: "Cruise" ushered in the beginning of the "bro-country" era of The New Tens.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Their second EP was It'z Just What We Do, the title track of which also appears on their album.