Hubbard announces debut single
Thursday, May 12, 2022
– Tyler Hubbard, who is one-half of Florida Georgia Line, will release his first single as a solo artist, "5 Foot 9," next Friday on EMI Nashville.
"Excited to share my first single drops next Friday, 5/20. Pre-save "5 Foot 9" to hear it FIRST. Can't wait to hear what y'all think," Hubbard wrote on Instagram.
Hubbard wrote the song with Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three and Chase McGill, and co-produced the track with Jordan Schmidt.
Hubbard's partner in FGL, Brian Kelley, released an album last year and did a small amount of touring behind the release.
There have been rumors about whether FGL would be an ongoing entity or end.
When Florida Georgia Line sing about how much they love their country with "I Love My Country," this lightning rod duo must certainly be aware that not everybody loves 'their' country. 'Their' country doesn't always match the country music of George Strait, after all, who is name-dropped in said song. Strait is just too stylistically straight, for instance, to ever work in the sort of hip-hop cadence that drives "Ain't Worried About It. ...
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. ...