Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard Share Joint Statement Following Abrupt Closure Of FGL House

“…all great things eventually come to an end,” the former duo shared.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 7, 2024


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Florida Georgia Line; Photo by John Shearer

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of the disbanded country music duo Florida Georgia Line have issued a joint statement regarding the recent abrupt closure of their downtown Nashville bar, FGL House.   

Former Duo Reacts To Bar Closure

“We love being one of the first to have a bar downtown but all great things eventually come to an end,” the statement began. “FGL House has closed to make way for a new unrelated venture. Hope y’all made some fun memories there – we sure did!”

The message, signed jointly by Tyler and BK, came via the band’s official Instagram account, which has remained mostly inactive since the duo’s final show in September of 2022.

FGL House Statement
FGL House Statement

When Did FGL House Open?

FGL House opened its doors on June 5, 2017, just ahead of the 2017 CMA Music Festival. Ahead of the grand opening, it was described as “an entertainment playground unlike any other, providing visitors with four stories of vibey music, inspired food, and unforgettable good times.” The establishment featured the “Cruise” rooftop, which was the largest in Nashville at the time, and served up “Southern-style fare with a California twist.”  

Located at 120 3rd Avenue South, FGL House remained open until last weekend. The official FGL House social media accounts make no mention of the closure, and its official website now redirects to the website of TC Restaurant Group.


What Is Opening In Its Place?

Following the sudden closure of FGL House, it was announced that Lainey Wilson will be opening Bell Bottoms Up at 120 3rd Avenue South, the former home of FGL House. This was announced in partnership with TC Restaurant Group and will boast a 27,000-square-foot venue with two stages, four bars, and a mezzanine floor featuring a lounge bar that overlooks the first-floor stage and dining area. Bell Bottoms Up is expected to open this summer. 

Downtown Nashville is Now Filled With Artist-Owned Bars

Kelley and Hubbard were among the first artists to open bars in downtown Nashville. Now, visitors can’t walk down Broadway without seeing an artist-owned bar. In addition to Wilson’s upcoming bar, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and Jon Bon Jovi are slated to open bars in the area in the coming weeks/months. 

Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places Bar in Nashville; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places Bar in Nashville; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Additionally, Eric Church recently celebrated the opening of his Nashville establishment, Chiefs, while Alan Jackson (AJ’s Good Time Bar), Blake Shelton (Ole Red), Dierks Bentley (Whiskey Row), Garth Brooks (Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk Hank), Hank Williams Jr. (Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar), Jason Aldean (Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar), John Rich (Redneck Riviera Bar & BBQ), Kid Rock (Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse), Luke Bryan (Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink), and Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa) also have bars branded with their likeness. 

Florida Georgia Line broke up in 2022. Since then, both Kelley and Hubbard have embarked on solo careers. Kelley is preparing to release his new album, Tennessee Truth, on May 10, while Hubbard recently debuted his sophomore solo release, Strong, last month. They have no plans to reunite.

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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.