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Florida Georgia Line Tops the Year-End Charts

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According to Billboard, Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, not only topped several year-end recaps but also brought their record label, Republic Nashville, to new heights. At the close of the year, Florida Georgia Line landed in the Number 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs recap with “Cruise” and placed two more tracks in the Top 20 with “Get Your Shine On” at Number 7 and “Round Here” at Number 16. Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift round out the top five on the Hot Country Songs 2013 Recap.

Florida Georgia Line, which signed with Republic Nashville in mid-2012, also clinched the top spots on the Country Airplay Artists and Country Streaming Songs Artists recaps. Coming in behind the duo on the latter tally are, once again, the combination of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.

“Cruise” also ended the year in the Number 1 spot on the Country Digital Songs recap while “Get Your Shine On” places at Number 9. Darius Rucker’s remake of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” finishes at Number 2, followed by Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” (featuring Pistol Annies), Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” (with Taylor Swift) and Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party.”

CMT’s Artists of the Year Include Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and More

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It’s been a big year for the boys of country music and CMT has announced that they will honor some of the biggest male names as their 2013 CMT Artists of the Year. The honorees are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw.

The Artists of the Year were chosen based on their success in the past year, including radio airplay, song downloads, album sales, videos and concert tours. This is Jason Aldean’s fourth honor and Luke’s second, but a first for the rest of the pack.

The artists will be honored in Nashville by peers both in and out of country music. The show will premiere on CMT on December 3rd, at 8PM EST.

Florida Georgia Line sell more than 10 million tracks worldwide

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Florida Georgia Line is turning up the triple play action this week with “Round Here” earning their third consecutive #1 smash in both the US and Canada. The GOLD-certified single topped all four Country radio charts – Mediabase Country Chart, Billboard Country Chart, Mediabase Canada Country Airplay Chart and BDS Canada Country Airplay Chart. Amassing international appeal, the breakout duo recently crossed a new career threshold — tallying more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville), which has been certified PLATINUM in the US and GOLD in Canada.

As announced yesterday (9/10), FGL earned their first ever Country Music Association (CMA) Award nominations and scored nods in the following four categories — Vocal Duo; New Artist of the Year; Single of the Year for “Cruise”; and Musical Event of the Year with Nelly for the remix of “Cruise.” The awards show will air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 6 at 8P ET/PT on ABC.

“Last year we attended the CMA Awards for the first time and now to be nominated for four awards is an unbelievable honor,” shares FGL’s Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, GA).

FGL’s Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, FL) adds, “we are blown away! This is such a testament to our fans, country radio and our team. We are incredibly thankful and are excited for the awards night. It is going to be a party!”
The hot newcomers previously garnered back-to-back, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada – the 5X PLATINUM breakout debut single “Cruise,” which combined with the remix with Nelly has sold over 5.5 million copies in the US alone, and PLATINUM-certified follow-up “Get Your Shine On.” According to SoundScan, “Cruise” is the third-best-selling Country digital song ever and recently broke the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. The multiple ACM and CMT Music Award winners will headline the HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013 this fall.

Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise’ Breaks Billboard Record

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The guys of Florida Georgia Line are unstoppable, breaking another chart record this week. Billboard reports that the duo have officially scored 22 weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with “Cruise.” The song overtakes Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms),” Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On,” and Webb Pierce’s “In the Jailhouse Now,” each which held #1 for 21 weeks.

The record-break is due partially to Billboard’s new scoring method, which began last fall. While the survey used to rank songs purely on a select group of radio stations, it now accounts for digital downloads, streams and a larger radio panel.

Although “Cruise” cruised to #1 in December, the re-mix featuring Nelly has given it crossover appeal and returned it to the top of the Hot Country Song chart. According to Billboard, “Cruise” has sold 5.4 million downloads, making it the third-best-selling country digital track in history.

TV Alert: Florida Georgia Line to Appear on “The Voice” Season Finale

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As America waits to find out if Danielle Bradbery, the Swon Brothers or Michelle Chamuel will be named the next winner of NBC’s The Voice, viewers will be treated to a live performance by Florida Georgia Line. The ACM New Artist of the Year winners will perform their Triple-Platinum smash “Cruise” Remix featuring Nelly on tomorrow night’s Voice season finale.

 

Sneak Peek: Florida Georgia Line and Nelly “Cruise”

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Although “Cruise” is already a bona fide hit, the guys of Florida Georgia Line are ready to ride the wave even further, with the release of the “Cruise” Remix, featuring Grammy-Winner Nelly. The country duo and hip hop star recently joined forced in the California desert to film a video full of fast cars, women and slick moves. We’ve got your first look before the video hits VEVO on Monday, May 13th.

Poll: Billboard #1′s – Lady Antebellum vs. Florida Georgia Line

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At the top of this week’s Billboard country charts are Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum!

FGL is number one for Hot Country Songs with “Cruise” and Lady A is at the top of the Country Airplay chart with “Downtown.”

So we bring you the battle of the country Billboard‘s! Which song gets your vote… “Downtown” or “Cruise”?

Billboard #1's Battle: Cruise vs. Downtown

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Florida Georgia Line “Cruise” Through Sold-out Headlining Shows

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Riding high on the heels of “Cruise,” Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line are selling out headlining shows across the country. In less than one day, the duo has sold out shows at Ram’s Head in Baltimore, MD; Myth in Minneapolis, MN; Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA; Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO; Washington State University in Pullman, WA and Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS.

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says, “We love bringing music and good times to our fans on the road. Knowing that they are just as excited about the shows as we are is very cool … we can’t wait to meet each and every one of you at our shows!”

Florida Georgia Line to Release Debut Album “Here’s to the Good Times” on 12/4

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All summer long, the guys of Florida Georgia Line have been cruising up the charts with their infectious first single, “Cruise,” which was recently certified GOLD and has drawn Twitter buzz from the likes of Taylor Swift, Keith Urban & Jennifer Nettles. On the heels of that hit, the duo will be releasing their debut album, Here’s To The Good Times, on December 4th.

“Releasing our debut album is a dream come true! We can’t wait to share our lives through music with our amazing fans,” said FGL’s Brian Kelley. His band mate, Tyler Hubbard  added, “There truly is something for everyone on this album and we could not be more proud of it!”

Florida Georgia Line Inks Deal with Republic Nashville

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It’s already been a great summer for the guys of Florida Georgia Line as their first single “Cruise” climbs the country charts, but things just got even better! Yesterday, the duo signed their first-ever major record deal with Republic Nashville/BMLG. Additionally, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley were selected for coveted opening slots on dates across the nation with Jake Owen and Brantley Gilbert, as well as the annual Country Throwdown Tour.

“Florida Georgia Line has built a gigantic army of loyal fans, one by one, door to door, who have rocked with them at shows all across the USA and Canada! Their talent, energy and work ethic are second to none and we could be no more proud to welcome Tyler and Brian into the Republic Nashville family,” said Republic Nashville President and Big Machine Label Group EVP Jimmy Harnen.

“What an honor and a blessing to be a part of such a great team and awesome label… This is another step in the FGL journey and I’m so pumped to see where this leads!” said Hubbard.

Kelley echoed his band mate’s excitement, “Our family just got bigger! We are so excited to work with everyone at the label. It’s a dream come true. We are ready to rock, ready to work and ready for the ride of our lives!”