"Wow. Country radio, you have made this the best Monday morning," shares Tyler Hubbard. "Finding out that 'God, Your Mama, And Me' went #1 is surreal – really cool to be a part of Backstreet Boys' first Country #1!"
Brian Kelley adds, "If you told me growing up that I would share a #1 song with BSB, I would have told you to get outta here! Dream big, work hard, surround yourself with an amazing team and anything is possible."
Hitmakers Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson wrote “God, Your Mama, And Me,” a lush sonic tapestry of unconditional love and spirituality, which elevated to instant-classic status with the inclusion of Backstreet Boys. Harmonizing alongside FGL, this is the first time the ‘90s Pop idols have contributed to a Country single.
"We're fans of each other and that's one of the reasons why the song works so well,” says Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter. "I'm glad it's with these boys that we just reached #1 at Country radio for the first time."
The PLATINUM-certified track marks another highpoint in FGL’s unprecedented career, as all three singles from the duo’s DIG YOUR ROOTS album (BMLG Records) have now reached the top spot. Their consecutive trifecta of #1s also includes mega hits “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw).
News of their latest chart-topping success comes just as Hubbard and Kelley launch into yet another summer at the top of their game. In early June, the award-winning pair kicked off THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, a genre-defying concert experience that features Hip-Hop icon Nelly and breakout Country talent Chris Lane, as well as Ryan Hurd, Morgan Wallen and Russell Dickerson on select dates. Backstreet Boys will join the run for FGL’s first-ever headline stadium shows in Boston (7/7), Minneapolis (7/29) and Chicago (8/12), as the tour continues to draw roaring SOLD OUT crowds.
FGL made another crossover statement at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, where they took home the award for Duo Video of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”) and performed with Electro-Pop sensation The Chainsmokers. And days later at the 2017 CMA Music Festival, they closed out the all-star Saturday night lineup at Nashville’s massive Nissan Stadium by performing for upwards of 70,000 fans. Tune in for the highlights on “CMA Fest” – The Music Event of Summer – airing Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00-11:00 PM/ET on the ABC Television Network.
Meanwhile, FGL just opened the doors to their first restaurant and entertainment destination, pulling fans even deeper into their anything-goes world of epic good times. Called FGL HOUSE, the venue offers four stories of vibey music, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 rolls on through summer and into fall, with coast-to-coast dates scheduled through October 7 in Portland, Oregon.
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About Florida Georgia Line: FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts. Continuing the epic momentum, the album has delivered three consecutive #1 smashes - the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw and “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys. Following a landmark DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR that broke attendance records and played to over one million featuring headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL is currently on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 29 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. FGL will spread good vibes to sports fans each week during the 2017 NFL season as they’re featured alongside Hank Williams Jr. and Jason Derulo in “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night” during Monday Night Football on ESPN. Fueled by fresh inspiration, they launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and introduced their Old Camp Pecan Whiskey.
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