FGL’s musical evolution DIG YOUR ROOTS propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts, delivering the 2x PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for 18 straight weeks]; GOLD-certified hit “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw [12th #1 overall as artists]; and current standout “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys. Following a successful sold-out trek last year that broke attendance records, played to over one million fans and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL continues to dominate on the road with their nationwide DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR, including Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane along with Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Morgan Wallen on select dates.
FGL will team up with BSB this summer on their first-ever headline stadium stops at Boston’s Fenway Park, Minneapolis’ Target Field and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Also enlisting Hip-Hop icon Nelly and Lane, the dates are part of FGL’s genre-busting THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, which kicks off on June 2. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which holds the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). For more on FGL, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
Top Songs: “H.O.L.Y.” “May We All” “God, Your Mama, and Me”
When rising country singer Michael Ray made his first exploratory trip to Nashville, he got a life-changing piece of advice from an industry insider. Go home. “He said, ‘Don’t move. The way the music industry’s going to become, you’re not going to be able to get a record deal just doing a showcase anymore. You’ve got to bring something to the table,’” Ray said. “He said, ‘I want to you to go back to Florida, grab a band and become the biggest you can be in Florida on your own, and then I want you to come back.’ So I put a band together of friends of mine and we started to play.” Turns out it was the best thing Ray ever did. He built a rowdy fan base tilling the same fertile Southeastern soil Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan used to start their careers and returned to Nashville three years later to claim a record deal, a publishing contract and a few unexpected opportunities along the way.
Ray continued the journey from tiny Eustis, Florida, to the big time with the release of his first single “Kiss You In The Morning.” The debut single went #1 in just 24 weeks, an incredible achievement for anyone, let alone straight out of the gate. Ray’s second #1 single came not long after the first with “Think A Little Less,” also off of his debut self-titled album. With two #1’s under his belt, Michael is undeniably making his mark on Country Music. Scott Hendricks, Warner Music Nashville’s executive vice president of A&R and Ray’s producer, calls Ray “country with an edge.” “Michael, he’s got it all,” said Hendricks, known for his work with Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. “He sings well. He’s a really seasoned entertainer. Girls find him not hard to look at. He’s got the drive, the motivation, the work ethic, the right attitude going into this thing. He’s been great to work with in the studio, just getting better and better every time we’re recording. He takes it seriously, and we do have really high hopes for him.”
Top Songs: “Kiss you in the morning”