Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Multi-Week #1 Debut Single Garners Duo Double Platinum Certification

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Nashville, TN  Republic Nashville’s rising country duo Florida Georgia Line is proving to be a red-hot concert ticket! The newcomers’ upcoming headlining shows are selling-out in lightening speed – less than one day - across the country. FGL is one of the fastest-selling acts for Ram’s Head in Baltimore, MD; Myth in Minneapolis, MN; Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA; Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO; Washington State University in Pullman, WA and Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS. The recognition places them in a select group of artists such as Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Motley Crue, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, who have set venue sales records. Adding to the good times, the duo’s multi-week #1 debut single “Cruise” has officially been certified DOUBLE PLATINUM by the RIAA for selling over 2 million copies.

“We are completely blown away by all of the support from our fans and Country radio,” says FGL’s Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida). “We dreamed about selling one million songs back when we first started playing together and to have now sold two million is so surreal.”

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) adds, “We love bringing music and good times to our fans on the road. Knowing that they are just as excited about the shows as we are is very cool … we can’t wait to meet each and every one of you at our shows!”

These impressive touring milestones helped earn them a coveted opening slot on Luke Bryan’s current “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” and on last year’s “CMT ON TOUR” with headliner Jake Owen.

Since releasing “Cruise,” FGL has exploded on to the country music scene, gaining the attention of fans and Superstars – Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettle’s (Sugarland) and Dierks Bentley – alike. The three-time Academy of Country Music nominee’s (and winner of the fan-voted New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year) follow-up single, “Get Your Shine On,” has already sold over 300,000 copies and is ascending up the Country radio charts, already in the Top 20.

As evident on their debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, the duo brings a fresh combination of eclectic beats and expressive lyrics to the genre. Producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback) showcases their unique sound throughout the Republic Nashville project, which earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new Country artist.

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: In May 2009 Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville. BMLG Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen also serves as President of the label. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine and Universal Republic Records. The two companies first joined forces in 2007 to propel Country Superstar Taylor Swift. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes Grammy-nominated sensations The Band Perry; breakout act Eli Young Band; newcomers Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates, RaeLynn and Cassadee Pope.

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