Florida Georgia Line cruises to another record
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
– Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" is the top selling country digital song of all time, Billboard reported.
FGL had scans of 84,000 units in the most recent tracking week with an overall total of 6.33 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Cruise" tops Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" with 6.27 million downloads.
A remix with rapper Nelly, which sold almost 40 percent of all sales, first started charting in the summer of 2012.
"Cruise" also is the longest-running number one in the 70-year history of the Hot Country Songs chart, spending 24 non-consecutive weeks at the top.
The top 10 country songs are:
1. Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise" - 6.33 million
2. Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now" - 6.27 million
3. Taylor Swift, "Love Story" - 5.66 million
4. The Band Perry, "If I Die Young" - 4.74 million
5. Taylor Swift, "You Belong With Me" - 4.41 million
6. Zac Brown Band, "Chicken Fried" - 4.06 million
7. Jason Aldean, "Dirt Road Anthem" - 3.94 million
8. Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats" - 3.90 million
9. Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - 3.77 million
10. Miley Cyrus, "The Climb" - 3.71 million
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Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance.
That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying.
That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/
Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay.
With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter
Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs.
Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots
Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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