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Florida Georgia Line takes ‘Simple’ approach to No. 1

The group is prepping its fourth studio album

It’s “Simple”… Florida Georgia Line is No. 1. With a roots-infused approach, the lead single off their hotly anticipated fourth studio album on BMLG Records tops both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week and has garnered over one million in consumption. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley penned their 16th chart-topper as artists alongside Michael Hardy and Mark Holman. Under longtime studio collaborator Joey Moi, “Simple” takes the global entertainers back-to-basics with a homespun melody that embraces whistling hooks and rolling banjos with lighthearted lyrics.

“We love to write tunes that make us feel good,” shares Kelley. “It’s a complicated world out there and this just reminds us to keep making time to enjoy the simple things.”

Hubbard adds, “Both BK and I are blessed to each have wives that make every day feel like paradise, as the lyrics say, so we’re living and loving its message daily. Thank you to our fans and country radio for embracing our next chapter.”

Maintaining their wide-ranging appeal, FGL has now ruled the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 46 weeks straight (premiering on December 16, 2017) with their monster Bebe Rexha collaboration, “Meant to Be.” The 4X platinum-certified smash has set Billboard’s Trailblazer Award recipients in a league of their own as the only country act to achieve such an unprecedented feat as they’ve now topped the chart for 102 cumulative weeks. “Meant to Be” has also surpassed one billion total streams globally under Warner Bros. Records and BMLG Records.

Jet-setting to Los Angeles last week, FGL and Rexha united at the all-genre, fan-voted 2018 American Music Awards as featured presenters while the superstar duo claimed Favorite Duo or Group – Country. The Tree Vibez Music founders also teamed up with the Country Music Association and singer-songwriters Corey Crowder, Ernest K, Hardy, Raelynn and Canaan Smith for CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank hosted at The Novo. Before their sold-out concert, the prized tunesmiths surprised middle and high school students from the Harmony Project to chat all-things songwriting.

FGL is next up for Best Song for “Meant to Be” at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (broadcasting live globally from Bilbao, Spain, on November 4th at 7 pm ET). Fan-voting is now open. The pair are also nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year for “Meant to Be” at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards (airing live from Nashville, TN, on November 14th at 8 ET/PT on ABC).

Their anything-goes shows wrap in December with Florida Georgia Line Live From Las Vegas, a five-nights-only residency inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with Canaan Smith and Mason Ramsey along for the wild ride.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.