Country music was all over the map on New Year’s Eve with some of Music City’s finest performing in celebrations from ocean to ocean and a couple of spots in the middle. But repping Nashville on the left coast was Florida Georgia Line and Kane Brown. And as popular as Florida Georgia Line is all on their own, they were in high demand as collaborators during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”
Of course, loyal FGL fans know that Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley seem to always be ready to help out a musical compadre, whether a fellow country artist or outside the format. They’ve already partnered with Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Dierks Bentley and the Cadillac Three in country, but they’ve also worked with Backstreet Boys, Ziggy Marle and the Chainsmokers.
However, in their two newest musical adventures, T-Hubbs and B-K are supporting a pair of ladies. And on New Year’s Eve, they did it live.
The award-winning duo stepped up in separate performances to sing their duet “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha. And while the song shows up on Bebe’s album, it did make its way to the top of the country singles chart, too.
Tyler and Brian also performed Hailee Steinfeld’s new single, “Let Me Go,” which also includes Alesso and Watt. But the night wasn’t without a solo performance from the duo who also sang one of their own hits, their current smash, “Smooth.”
“Smooth” is the fourth single from Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 “Dig Your Roots” album and while no one has confirmed yet, this could be the final release from the project. Tyler and Brian have released a new collection of music every two years since their 2010 independent debut EP, “Anything Like Me,” so fans could be about to receive new music in the coming year.
Keep in mind, though, that Tyler and his wife, Hayley, just welcomed their first baby, Olivia Rose, and Brian and his bride Brittney recently opened their designer boutique Tribe Kelley in Nashville.
However, Florida Georgia Line does have some shows on their schedule for 2018 starting in February, but so far they are mostly fair and festival dates.
So, it sounds like they could conceivably be working on a new project, but that is complete speculation on our part. And maybe a little wishful thinking, too. The duo continues to evolve both personally and musically with each new project, so it’s pretty exciting to think about what their next collection might bring, especially with a new baby in the musical mix.