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.