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Florida Georgia Line sell more than 10 million tracks worldwide

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

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.

CMA Award Nominees list

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

The official nominees for the 47th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards were announced live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. As a CMA Member, I was lucky enough again this year to vote in the first two rounds and got a choice in the final nominees. I’ll get to vote for the winners of each category as an industry member as well.

There were some surprises, and some regulars, who made it to the final ballot this year. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think of this year’s nominees – do you think someone was snubbed? What shocked you? Who are you cheering for?

Entertainer Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

BLAKE SHELTON

GEORGE STRAIT

TAYLOR SWIFT

Male Vocalist Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

ERIC CHURCH

BLAKE SHELTON

KEITH URBAN

 Female Vocalist Of The Year

KELLY CLARKSON

MIRANDA LAMBERT

KACEY MUSGRAVES

TAYLOR SWIFT

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

LEE BRICE

BRETT ELDREDGE

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

KIP MOORE

KACEY MUSGRAVES

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LOVE AND THEFT

SUGARLAND

THE CIVIL WARS

THOMPSON SQUARE

Vocal Group Of The Year

THE BAND PERRY

ELI YOUNG BAND

LITTLE BIG TOWN

LADY ANTEBELLUM

ZAC BROWN BAND

 Album Of The Year

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Red” – TAYLOR SWIFT

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Based On A True Story” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Same Trailer Different Park” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Single Of The Year

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Wagon Wheel” - DARIUS RUCKER

“Merry Go ‘Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Song Of The Year

“I Drive Your Truck” – LEE BRICE

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Merry Go Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

“Pontoon” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Wagon Wheel” – DARIUS RUCKER

Musical Event Of The Year

“Don’t Rush” – KELLY CLARKSON and VINCE GILL

“The Only Way I Know” – JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN and ERIC CHURCH

“Boys Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON and PISTOL ANNIES

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and NELLY

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

Video Of The Year

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Boys ‘Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Downtown” – LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

 Musician Of The Year

SAM BUSH – Mandolin

PAUL FRANKLIN – Steel Guitar

DAN HUFF - Guitar

MAC McANALLY – Guitar

BRENT MASON – Guitar

VIDEO: Florida-Georgia Line about Alabama album

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Alabama‘s brand new studio album, “Alabama & Friends,” was released yesterday. The record features duets with some of today’s hottest country stars on Alabama’s timeless hits. One of the groups featured on the album is rising star duo Florida-Georgia Line.

Check out the video by the duo about how excited they are to be included on this album. Let us know if you’ve gotten your copy!

Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” Scores Biggest-Selling Week Since 2004

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Luke Bryan is unstoppable.

He’s the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year. He’s selling out shows on tour in a matter of minutes. And he also has a second number one album this week with Crash My Party!

Not only is Crash My Party number one on the Billboard 200 chart, it is the biggest selling week by a male country artist since Tim McGraw in 2004. Bryan’s album debuted with nearly 528,000 units sold according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 McGraw was the last male country artist to sell more albums in a week with 766,000 copies moved for Live Like You Were Dying.

 

Luke had this to share via his website in response to the major news:

I’ve never been this excited about an album that I have put out, and the response I have gotten is really humbling and mind-blowing to me. I am lucky to have some of the best fans in the world, and I am happy to see them enjoying this album as much as I do. I’m just so thankful for my fans and for Country radio for the amazing support.

Crash My Party follows the country superstar’s previous 2013 chart-topper, Spring Break . . . Here to Party, and his double-Platinum 2011 Tailgates & Tanlines.

The album’s title track is a multi-week number one hit! “Crash My Party” recently set a Billboard record as the largest one-week audience since 2005 with 45.5 million listeners and has sold 1.2 million downloads. Bryan’s new single, “That’s My Kinda Night,” is also the highest-debuting single of his career.

It’s safe to say that Luke Bryan’s career is going pretty well.

Congratulations to Luke on all of his success! We are very happy for you!

Luke is currently on the road with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line for his Dirt Road Diaries Tour. Several shows are sold out! For info and tour dates, visit http://win.lukebryan.com.

Florida-Georgia Line’s Cruise breaks another record

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Florida Georgia Line‘s smash debut single “Cruise” has officially broken the record for the longest #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in the 69-year history. Holding the summit for 22 weeks, “Cruise” shatters the four way tie for the 21-week record previously held by FGL; Webb Pierce’s “In the Jailhouse Now” (1955); Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On” (1950-51) and Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” (1947-48).

FGL has skyrocketed since releasing back-to-back, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM “Get Your Shine On” and 5X PLATINUM-certified “Cruise,” which combined with the remix, has sold over five million downloads and is the third-best-selling Country digital song ever, according to SoundScan. The breakout duo – comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida) – will perform their Top 15-and-climbing follow-up, “Round Here,” on Conan next Monday (8/5), airing on TBS at 11:00P ET/ 10:00P CT.

 The ACM New Artist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winners are currently touring with Taylor Swift’s THE RED TOUR and Luke Bryan’s DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR in support of their GOLD-certified Republic Nashville debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES. FGL is already setting venue sales records for their first headline run, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013, this fall with Sears Centre Arena (Chicago, IL) selling out in less than 5 minutes and Whitaker Bank Ballpark (Lexington, KY) in 23 minutes.

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.

Florida-Georgia Line covers Billboard Magazine

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

A musical movement is rocking mainstream country music these days. And with their hit country song of the summer “Cruise,” which is also the biggest Billboard Hot Country Song chart-topper in 50 years, Florida Georgia Line is blurring the lines between country, rock’ n’ roll and urban.  The duo sat down with Billboard to discuss touring, writing, country music and how following their instincts landed them at the top of the charts.

Check out the cover below and read the full story on Billboard’s site:

Florida-Georgia Line are the Billboard magazine cover story.

Florida-Georgia Line are the Billboard magazine cover story.

 

About becoming a duo:

Tyler Hubbard: “From the First song we wrote together we felt we had something cool. We worked easily together, we had a lot in common, and onstage it was really natural. It was a party. We just had fun with it.”

On their songs and their sound:

Tyler Hubbard: “Getting in the studio and letting [producer] Joey [Moi] understand who we are and what we’re going after was the key. He really captured the sound that we wanted, the sound that describes who we are. Just feel good music. Songs that make you want to roll your windows down and drive fast. We wanted something that sounded huge, even the slower songs.”

On common country music themes:

Brian Kelley: Man, that’s been around for years – dirt roads, beer, trucks and girls. That is country music, and I don’t think that ever gonna change.”

About the musical movement of blending music genres currently trending in country music:

Tyler Hubbard: “We write what we want to write. It’s mixing all of it together. We’ve been really blessed that what we love to write is attractive to people right now. People are grasping onto it. It puts us in a slot to be able to get out of the box and step out o the country music boundaries a little bit, and hopefully innovate a little bit.”

Brian Kelley: “I think people are looking for something fresh and new. Our fans seem to spread the music like wildfire. That doesn’t always happen, and it’s special to us and we’re blessed to be a part of it. It’s something really cool. It’s an exciting time, and a time we both hope continues to grow.”

Florida-Georgia Line to headline tour

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Rising country music duo Florida-Georgia Line are going to be pretty busy this year. They’ll be heading out on their first headlining tour this Fall! The “Here’s To The Good Times Tour” will kick off October 3rd and will end just in time for Christmas on December 14th. Joining them on the tour are Dallas Smith (on selected dates), Colt Ford, and Tyler Farr.

The list of dates, venues, and ticket information will be posted on their official site on Monday. Are you excited and hoping they’ll play near you this year?

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.

 

More CMT Awards performers announced

Jason Aldean.

Tonight’s CMT Awards just got a little bigger. Being added to the already huge list of performers is Nelly, who will join Florida-Georgia Line for their new version of “Cruise,” and Lenny Kravitz who will join Jason Aldean.

Presenters added to the line-up include Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope, Dax Shepard, Annasophia Robb, Dr. Drew, Ed Sheeran, Sheryl Crow, Jana Kramer, Kenny Rogers, Reba, The Band Perry, Vince Vaughn, Kelsey Grammar, Lorraine Bracco, and more.

The CMT Video Awards air TONIGHT live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on CMT and CMT.com at 8 pm EST.