With their innovative fusion of country, rock, hip-hop and pop, Florida Georgia Line have already proven themselves as a once-in-a-generation force of change in modern music, but the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley is far from done pushing the envelope. With the release of their third album, Dig Your Roots, FGL is showcasing a whole new musical evolution.
Since breaking out in 2012 with the mega smash "Cruise," Hubbard and Kelley have solidified their place as one of the elite acts in country music, earning honors from every major awards body – including three consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year titles from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
They've sold almost 26 million tracks and over 3.5 million albums worldwide, claiming the first Diamond-certified single in country history for sales of over 10 million copies along the way ("Cruise"). Each of their 11 singles has reached platinum or gold status (with an astonishing 11 No. 1s), both of their previous albums (Here's to the Good Times and Anything Goes) have earned platinum or double platinum standing and the duo sold over 1.5 million concert tickets in 2015 alone.
But with Dig Your Roots the superstars are entering a new stage of life and career, and looking to do more than just entertain. They're always ready to get the party started and keep it going all night, but as married men with legacies beginning to take shape, it's now time to dig deep into the things that really matter.
"A lot of things have changed," Kelley explains. "We've grown up, we've learned a lot. ... I think that translates into this music, into this album and into this lifestyle – it's all one."