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FGL, Rexha single is meant for country radio

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Florida Georgia Line and pop singer Bebe Rexha released a single, "Meant to Be," to country radio today.

The pairing originally was not conceptualized as a country single, according to FGL's label, Big Machine.

"Some of the coolest moments for us have been the ones we never planned. Going into the writing session that day in LA, we had no idea that it would turn into this," said FGL's Tyler Hubbard. "Seeing how the fans are connecting to the vibe and message of 'Meant to Be' has been really amazing."

FGL's Brian Kelley said, "Our passion is our craft, every step along the way from the songwriting, to recording, to hearing our music over the airwaves. And, to know that our fans have been requesting this song and we can now share it with everyone is meant-to-be on a whole new level."

Hubbard co-wrote the laid-back jam with Rexha, Josh Miller and David Garcia in California. "Meant to Be," a song about living in the romantic moment, appears on Rexha's new EP, "All Your Fault: Pt. 2."

Filmed in New Mexico with director Sophie Muller, the music video has scored more than 42 million YouTube views. FGL and Rexha are on national TV performing "Meant to Be" on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight (12:37 a.m. eastern/11:37 p.m. central).

FGL is currently back in the studio working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2016 release, "Dig Your Roots."

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