Florida Georgia Line Brings ‘I Love My Country’ To No.1

The guys of Florida Georgia Line have a lot to celebrate this week as their latest hit, “I Love My…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 31, 2020


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The guys of Florida Georgia Line have a lot to celebrate this week as their latest hit, “I Love My Country,” climbed to the No.1 spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay chart.

The feel-good anthem, which has raked in over 118.2 million global streams to date, is the duo’s 17th career chart-topper.

Released in March, “I Love My Country” is the lead single from FGL’s 6-Pack EP.  The party-ready track finds the duo returning to their roots. Singing about their love for “beer out the can, liquor out the bottle” and name dropping George Strait, FGL‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley definitely delivered with this barn burner.

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“I love my country, I love my country/ Six strings and fiddles, whiskey from Kentucky/ We keep it funky, we like how it sounds/ Monday to Sunday, yeah, I love my country/ I’m loud and proud, rolling into town/ Hanging out the window, like a blue tick hound/ Ain’t sorry, ain’t nothing to be sorry about/ I love my country and I love my country/ Up loud,” they sing throughout the chorus.

Florida Georgia Line is currently working on their fifth studio album. The duo previously shared that the 6-Pack EP offers fans a taste of what’s to come on their next full-length project.

“I think the 6-Pack is an indication of what’s to come on this album.  It’s kind of diverse, it’s well-rounded, still has a little something for everybody, and that’s kind of what this album is,” Hubbard said. “It’s also kind of a throwback to where FGL started, with our first album, Here’s to the Good Times, and we kinda think it sort of takes us on a journey, and it was a lot of fun to kinda take that together in the recording process, and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.