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FGL teams with "God, Your Mama" and Backstreet Boys

Monday, January 23, 2017 – Florida Georgia Line is out with a new single, "God, Your Mama, And Me," which features Backstreet Boys.

FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley describe Backstreet Boys as an important early influence. The former boy band lends backing harmonies on the song.

"Gotta take it all the way back to sixth grade. My first concert at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla. was ... Backstreet Boys," said Kelley. "We've been digging our roots and influences and paying homage to what's gotten us here. When I first heard it, it sounded like a modern-day Backstreet Boys song. We got to know Nick (Carter) and the boys really well and are blessed to have them on this track."

"Well, this makes a lot of sense why we are a duo," said Hubbard. "I was also in the sixth grade and remember going to the record store to buy my first CD ... Backstreet Boys."

A new music video featuring Backstreet Boys was recently filmed and will be released soon.

Co-written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, "God, Your Mama, and Me" is the third single from FGL's 2016 "Dig Your Roots" album. The project has produced back-to-back number ones with with 2X Platinum-certified "H.O.L.Y.," which spent18 weeks atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and Gold-certified "May We All" with Tim McGraw).

The first run in 2017 of FGL's Dig Your Roots Tour gets underway Jan. 27 in Tallahassee, Fla. with special guests Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane. New artists Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Morgan Wallen will play some dates More than 25 shows have been revealed through May 6.

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Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
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 CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
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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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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