Florida Georgia Line Count Their ‘Blessings’ In New Single
Florida Georgia Line just released “Blessings” as the third single from their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country album and it…
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by John Shearer
Florida Georgia Line just released “Blessings” as the third single from their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country album and it has potential to be one of the duo’s biggest hits to date.
Written by FGL‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley along with Tom Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Jordan Schmidt and Ernest K. Smith, “Blessings” is a touching tribute to Hubbard and Kelley’s wives. Although the lyrics are very personal to the duo, they are extremely relatable and remind listeners to be grateful for everything they have in life. Much like their earlier smash hit “H.O.L.Y.,” “Blessings” is likely to resonate with fans far and wide.
“Who knows where I’d be without you? No, I just couldn’t be without you/ I’ll just say ‘Amen’/ I can’t count ’em on one hand / But honey look there on your finger / I’d say I’m a lucky man / God made two lovers out of strangers / A little house on a little land / A little creek, a little Jeep / Same old moon everybody sees / It sure ain’t hard to count your blessings,” they sing in the chorus.
Though the song is just now being released as a single, it was written more than three years ago.
“That song was started in January 2016 in St. John island, at this house. Me and some buddies and my wife and some friends we were there for about five weeks and kind of got the chorus going,” Kelley recalls. “And then we got back to Nashville in February and gave Tom [Douglas] a call, had him over to the treehouse with us, and got to work on finishing the song.”
Hubbard and Kelley stumbled back upon the sweet ballad while searching for songs for their latest project. Including the track on the album was a no-brainer as the message of having an “attitude of gratitude,” as Kelley puts it, is something they chose to embrace.
“You know always count your blessings, always be thankful, even to wake up. No matter how bad your day is, no matter whatever happens, you got to wake up that day and that’s the big deal. We’re super thankful for all the blessings – our families and the fact that we get to create for a living and touch a lot of people’s lives and provide jobs, and just feel extremely fulfilled. So it’s just a good reminder, always count your blessings.”
Florida Georgia Line recently released a lyric video to accompany the song and it’s filled with personal photos of Hubbard and Kelley’s wives and families. Check it out above.
Lauren Jo Black
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.