Florida Georgia Line’s collaboration with Backstreet Boys kicked off with their No. 1 country hit, “God, Your Mama and Me,” and has expanded to stadium shows together this summer. The two supergroups are now bringing their acts together again for a full-length concert special on “CMT Crossroads,” and we’ve got your first taste of the show here.
As you can see from this collaboration on BSB’s pop smash “As Long as You Love Me,” the two groups just blend effortlessly. Of course, FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have been singing Backstreet Boys songs for many years now.
Brian tells Rare Country, “[Backstreet Boys] were my first concert back in sixth grade — one of [my] first records. To see it come full circle, it just reminds us to dream big always and never get complacent and just keep chasing big things.”
FGL has been looking to do an episode of “Crossroads” for a few years now, and they’ve been big fans of the show ever since they saw John Mayer and Brad Paisley’s “Crossroads” collaboration back in 2004.
Says Brian, “It’s just a cool thing. It’s cool to cross genres, bring them together and blur the lines, ’cause that’s what a lot of fans want. It’s cool to give that to them, and it’s cool for artists to dream and have inspirations of people that we look up to.”
You’ll recall FGL busted out some signature Backstreet Boys moves when the two groups performed together on the ACM Awards back in April. We had to ask if they added any more steps for the “Crossroads” performance.
Brian plays it a little coy saying, “A couple. Kind of the same moves we’ve been doing with them. We didn’t switch it up too much.”