Florida Georgia Line Look Back on a Pretty Epic 2017
Few artists had a more successful year than Florida Georgia Line. In 2017 they released several chart-topping collaborations as well as headlined their successful Smooth Tour with the Backstreet Boys and Nelly. When it comes down to selecting their biggest moment, though, Brian Kelley points to their massive stadium tour.
“That’s really tough to say," he tells his record label, Big Machine Label Group, when pondering his "pinch me" moment of 2017. "I’d say it’s selling out Wrigley or Fenway with the Backstreet Boys and Nelly. That was pretty ridiculous. You know, that was an idea that Tyler and I had cooked up, and we thought everybody would think we were crazy--and we kind of pulled it off."
FGL have seen major chart success with several of their collaborations this year too. "God, Your Mama and Me," featuring the Backstreet Boys, went to No. 1 on the country charts earlier this year. Meanwhile, they were featured on the Chainsmokers' latest album with their duet "Last Day Alive."
That wasn't the only pop feature though. The duo partnered with Hailee Steinfeld for the infectious “Let Me Go,” as well as with Bebe Rexha for “Meant to Be,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Country Hot 100 chart and is seeing play on pop radio too.
All in all, Kelley says this success further exemplified the importance of chasing after one's dreams: "It’s a good reminder that these ideas that come to your mind...they’re not stupid. You just got to take a chance and maybe move to Nashville--or maybe ask the Backstreet Boys to get on a song with you," he notes.
"Good things happen when you take a chance and have a positive attitude.”
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