These two supergroups take you to church with this new performance Getty Images/Rick Diamond
Getty Images/Rick Diamond

Florida Georgia Line enjoyed the second true monster hit of their career when “H.O.L.Y.” took over the country charts last year. The song is something of a prayer of thanks to God for sending them their wives, and it is reminiscent of a gospel song on the chorus. It’s a powerful moment in FGL’s live show, and the guys just took it up a notch by adding Backstreet Boys to the vocal mix.

During their new “CMT Crossroads” special, FGL and BSB teamed up for a collaboration on “H.O.LY.,” and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard says it was really special to hear the Backstreet Boys’ harmonies on that one.

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Tyler tells Rare Country, “Every time we’d practice. Every time we’d rehearse, and then recording it was just special. It seemed like it got tighter and tighter every time. Those harmonies are just meant for that song. It felt right.”

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Performing the song with the audience in the room took it to another level according to Tyler’s duo partner, Brian Kelley.

He adds, “It felt like church. Serious. It was awesome. People were raising their hands.”

You can catch the collaboration on demand through CMT or online at

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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