Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line are doing their part to help the 117 employees of their Nashville bar and restaurant, FGL House, who found themselves out of work due to the COVID-10 pandemic.
The duo took to social media to announce that they are following Dierks Bentley’s lead and giving each of their employees $1,000 assist while they are out of work.
“What’s up everybody, It’s your boys coming at you live from the treehouse here in quarantine town,” Hubbard says in the social media clip. “Just hanging out, but quick thing, we just wanted to give a shoutout to Dierks Bentley. We saw the post you did yesterday and how you’re helping out and giving a thousand dollars to all of the staff and employees at your bars.”
“Very inspiring,” added Kelley.
“Quite honestly, Hubbard continued, “You inspired us to follow suit. We’re gonna take your lead and we’re gonna give a thousand dollars to all the FGL House employees. We really hope this helps out in a time of need. We very very vividly remember what it’s like to be in the service industry. To be a server, to be a bartender and to rely on tips to pay the bills. So, we know everybody’s probably stressed out a bit during this time so we hope that we can help you guys out.”
Kelley went on to thank their staff.
“And we’re so grateful for everybody that helps make our restaurant run, every single person,” Kelley acknowledged. “Barbacks, waiters, waitresses, everybody.”
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@fglhouse would be nothing without our amazing staff. We know it takes a village, and we’re so thankful for all 117 of you and we hope this helps out while the bar and restaurant is closed. We’ve been blessed by y’all and we are excited to follow @dierksbentley lead here and #giveback. With much love and gratitude – bk and T
FGL House is one of many bars/restaurants in Nashville that was forced to shut its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak. The decision to close doors was made after Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Nashville Health Department requested that all of Nashville’s bars shut their doors in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Florida Georgia Line recently returned from a trip to Africa, where Hubbard and his wife Hayley celebrated the gender reveal of their third child.