Florida Georgia Line gets down in the "Dirt"
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
– Florida Georgia Line released a new single, "Dirt," today.
The song, which clocks in at 3:37, is the first single from the duo's second studio disc, although no release has been set.
Florida Georgia Line - Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley - has its first five single reach the top five, starting with "Cruise" in 2012. The song has sales of almost 6.9 million. "Stay" and "This Is How We Roll" also hit number one. "Round Here" was third last year, while "Get Your Shine On" reached number one.
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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. »»»