The group takes home their second consecutive award for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Tyler Hubbard :
I wanna say thank you to the Lord, as always, for letting us be up here and letting us do what we love.
Thank you guys for changing our lives and believing in what we’re doing.
Florida Georgia Line accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominate Garth Brooks.
The country duo performs at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports awards show.The group sings a medley of their hits which includes ; This Is How We Roll, Cruise, Dirt, and Get Your Shine On. The Duo says:
We are so pumped to be a part of this fun night! Both of us grew up playing sports and to be a part of celebrating kids’ favorite players is awesome! I played baseball up through college and my coaches, teammates and pro- players were some of the most influential role models in my life. To be able to applaud these athletes and perform for all those sports fans out there is amazing.
Florida Georgia Line perform Dirt on Live with Kelly and Michael from their album Anything Goes.
Florida Georgia Line releases their single Dirt. The song is the first single from their upcoming album due in October.
Tyler Hubbard says:
You hear a song like that, you’ve got to cut it. For us, it was definitely a no-brainer. We were just happy to be able to hear it and be able to cut it, and we think it’s gonna be a big one.
This is one of those songs that says, ‘Hey, we’ve got a lot of love and respect for more traditional country as well,’ Like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and all those guys that we also grew up listening to.
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, officially launches their Dirt Campaign that will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The duo wants to raise 100,000 for the organization:
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.
The band releases the video for This Is How We Roll, which features country music singer, Luke Bryan. One of the song’s writers, Cole Swindell, tells what influenced him to write the song :
It’s such a crazy story. Me and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line started writing it and he had said something. We were out on tour last year, FGL was out with Luke, and Luke had said something the night before about shooting bullets at the moon and Brian Kelley was like, ‘Man, I want to write something like that. That’s such a cool thought about being out somewhere and being able to do whatever you want.
The band releases the music video for their latest song. Brian and Tyler with their co-writers, Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins, talk about the song. Tyler notes:
It’s a cool anthem and we fell in love with it the first time we heard it.
Rodney recalls that Tyler had the idea for the song. He then says:
It’s just a cool visual line. Does it mean you’re drinking moonshine? Does it mean you’re just having a good time? We tried to incorporate all those different elements into the song.
Florida Georga Line and Nelly perform Cruise during the American Music Awards to promote their album Here’s To The Good Times.
The country duo wins two awards at the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard accept the awards for Best Vocal Duo of the Year as well as Single of the Year for their song Cruise. In his acceptance speech for Single of the Year, Hubbard states:
Man. First of all, we would like to thank the Lord for an unbelievable year. Who would have ever dreamed? Joey moi, the wizard, for creating magic. Jimmy, Scott, our whole label.
Republic Nashville, Republic, New York. Thank you guys for all the support. Our families and our amazing, amazing fans. You guys have changed our lives. Thank you for believing in us.
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly perform Cruise on The Voice from their album Here’s To The Good Times.
The duo releases Cruise from the five-song EP It’z Just What We Do. Brian Kelley:
That song came out of another writing session in the middle of another song. I think we kind of have to thank the Songwriting Gods for that one. We knew there was something cool about it. I remember we just kind of tweaked it a little bit. Joey did an awesome job on the track, and it sounds huge. It’s just a fun, summer song. We love back-roading and rolling down our windows and listening to music. I don’t think there’s anything better than that. We’re just really proud of the song.