Florida Georgia Line Shares Unreleased Song, ‘Life,’ Off Upcoming Greatest Hits Album
Country duo Florida Georgia Line recently performed together for the last time, now that both members, Brian Kelly and Tyler…
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country duo Florida Georgia Line recently performed together for the last time, now that both members, Brian Kelly and Tyler Hubbard are pursuing solo careers. In honor of their successful career over 10 years, the duo has compiled their first-ever Greatest Hits collection. Fans got the first look into this upcoming project with the release of their new track, “Life.”
The award-winning duo first met in 2008 after meeting at a weekly student worship service on campus at Belmont University in Nashville. They officially formed Florida Georgia Line in 2012 and ended up greatly influencing the country music industry with their five studio albums and 19 charted No.1 singles.
Their catalog includes party anthems, traditional country ballads and everything in between. Dissolving the band is the end of an era, but fans will have the opportunity to reminisce on some of their favorite songs through this upcoming project.
The 18 tracks will feature three previously unreleased tunes along with hits including their diamond-selling single, “Cruise” and RIAA platinum songs, “Long Live” and “I Love My Country.” The project wouldn’t be complete without the addition of their collaborations with artists such as Bebe Rexha (on the 10x Platinum No.1 single, “Meant To Be”), Tim McGraw (on the chart-topping “May We All”), Backstreet Boys (on the No.1 “God, Your Mama, and Me”) and more.
Hubbard and Kelley played their final show together on Wednesday (Aug. 31) at the Minnesota State Fair.
“This is our last official concert as Florida Georgia Line… let’s see what we got left in the tank,” Hubbard told the crowd.
Florida Georgia Line’s final set included performances of “Round Here,” “Up Down,” “I Love My Country,” “This Is How We Roll,” “God, Your Mama, and Me,” “Smooth,” “H.O.L.Y.,” “Long Live,” “Stay,” “May We All,” “Sippin’ On Fire,” “Dirt,” “Confession,” “Anything Goes,” “Simple,” “Get Your Shine On,” “Meant To Be,” “Lil Bit” and “Cruise.”
The two artists embraced each other in a hug before going their separate ways as they stepped off the stage.
“Cruise” was and continues to be a groundbreaking song for the duo. They later remixed the track with rapper Nelly and it went on to become the first country single to achieve sales and streams equivalent to 10 million units.
Florida Georgia Line also won multiple ACM, CMA, CMT, AMA, People’s Choice, and Billboard Awards for their craft.
In 2021, Kelley launched his solo career with the release of “Beach Cowboy,” which highlighted the new breezy image for his music. He later shared his debut solo album, Sunshine State Of Mind, and in 2022, he signed as a solo artist with Big Machine Label Group.
Hubbard followed by dropping his own set of solo music, starting with his debut six-song EP, Dancin’ In The Country, which includes his first single, “5 foot 9.” The hitmaker is currently on the road with Keith Urban as direct support on Urban’s Speed Of Now World Tour.
Kelley is next slated to perform Saturday, Oct. 15-16 in Sacramento, CA for the Golden Sky Festival while Hubbard prepares to spend his Saturday performing in Charleston, WV.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.