Tyler Hubbard releases ‘5 Foot 9’

Solo debut single available now

Tyler Hubbard releases his solo debut single, “5 Foot 9” via EMI Records Nashville. Hubbard produced the track with Jordan Schmidt and wrote the lead single with Jaren Johnston and Chase McGill.

With lyrics highlighting life’s small joys before pointing out, “but God makes the good stuff,” Hubbard adds, “As much as the song talks about real life stuff like whiskey, country music, dirt roads and rain, I want listeners to be reminded that God really does make the good stuff. For me, over the last couple of years, I’ve really been reminded of that.”

Hubbard teamed with some of Nashville’s most prominent hitmakers including Ross Copperman, Zach Kale, Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson, Jon Nite, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and more for his solo debut project. The project will show Hubbard’s many musical sides and influences from urban to contemporary Christian with his country roots remaining in the forefront.

For the past decade, country fans have gotten to know Tyler Hubbard as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling, record-breaking duo Florida Georgia Line. Hubbard has written seven No. 1 hits for FGL (singing lead vocal on all 19) plus, he has written cuts for artists across multiple genres including Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Chris Tomlin, Nelly and Bebe Rexha.

Last year, Hubbard and FGL partner Brian Kelley initially announced they would be releasing solo projects as they continued to release and perform as the chart-topping genre-bending duo. Kelley released his solo debut album, Sunshine State of Mind, with Warner Music Nashville/Nashville South Records, Inc while Hubbard continue to release music with Tim McGraw and Lathan Warlick.

Last summer, the duo canceled their 2021 I Love My Country Tour due to COVID concerns. Earlier this year, they confirmed that they’re “taking a break” following a run of shows that ends August 26th with a festival appearance in Canada.

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