Since breaking off from his Florida Georgia Line duo with bandmate Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard has been winning over fans with his new, wholesome sound. On Tuesday (Aug. 30), Hubbard got the chance to showcase his single, “5 Foot 9” on television for the first time with a performance on the Today Show.
“I’d wake up early every morning to play music on the @TODAYshow,” he wrote on Twitter ahead of his appearance. “Thanks for having me and being so awesome to work with. Can’t wait for next time.”
Hubbard strummed his guitar alongside a five-piece band as he sang along to the track inspired by his wife, Hayley. With a bright smile on his face, he and the band stood on stage surrounded by the peaceful countryside background.
“God makes five foot nine, brown eyes, and a sundress / Loves Tim McGraw and a small town accent / Ain’t no way that me and this truck made her fall in love / Jack makes good whiskey but God makes the good stuff,” he sings in the chorus.
His performance was a part of the Today Show’s annual Citi Concert Series. Prioir to Hubbard, several other country artists have taken the same stage throughout the summer including Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Walker Hayes and Mickey Guyton. The next artists scheduled to perform in the series are Brandi Carlile and Little Big Town.
The “Undivided” singer took to Instagram to give fans a look into his quick trip to the big apple. “Day in the life, NYC edition,” he captioned the post. The day started off at 4:45 in the morning with his soundcheck and performance on the Today Show. He then headed back out to do an interview at SiriusXM before taking a break in preparation for his acoustic performance with Russell Dickerson where fans sang right along with him. Hubbard’s 23-hour “epic” day ended at 2 a.m. back at his hotel, and then he was off to his next destination.
His appearance on the Today Show follows the release of his first EP as a solo artist, Dancin’ In The Country. This project features six tracks, including “5 Foot 9,” which are all set to appear on his first full-length solo album.
The Georgia native has not shared the title yet, but we do know that the upcoming collection of songs will be released on January 27, 2023.
In the meantime, Tyler Hubbard is looking forward to getting back out on the road as a supporting act on Keith Urban’s Speed of Now Tour beginning Sept. 3
“Today’s one of the days I’ve been anticipating since I decided to record a solo project,” he said in a recent press release. “I’m rehearsing for the fall tour, and now being able to share many of the songs I’m going to perform live for the first time as a solo artist is very exciting. I hope the fans like them as much as I do and share in my excitement.”