Florida Georgia Line Gifts FGL House Employees $1,000 Each As Bar Closes Over COVID-19

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line are doing their part to help the 117 employees of their…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 18, 2020


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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.”

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.

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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.