It’s “Simple” … FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE is #1. With a roots-infused approach, the lead single off their hotly anticipated fourth studio album on BMLG Records tops both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week and has garnered over 1 million in consumption. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley penned their 16th chart-topper as artists alongside Michael Hardy and Mark Holman. Under longtime studio collaborator Joey Moi, “Simple” takes the global entertainers back-to-basics with a homespun melody that embraces whistling hooks and rolling banjos with lighthearted lyrics.
“We love to write tunes that make us feel good,” shares Kelley. “It’s a complicated world out there and this just reminds us to keep making time to enjoy the simple things.”
Hubbard adds, “Both BK and I are blessed to each have wives that make every day feel like paradise, as the lyrics say, so we’re living and loving its message daily. Thank you to our fans and Country radio for embracing our next chapter.”
Maintaining their wide-ranging appeal, FGL has now ruled the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 46 weeks straight (premiering on December 16, 2017) with their monster BEBE REXHA collaboration, “Meant to Be.” The 4X PLATINUM-certified smash has set Billboard’s Trailblazer Award recipients in a league of their own as the only Country act to achieve such an unprecedented feat as they’ve now topped the chart for 102 cumulative weeks. “Meant to Be” has also surpassed 1 billion total streams globally under Warner Bros. Records and BMLG Records.
Jet-setting to Los Angeles last week, FGL and Rexha united at the all-genre, fan-voted 2018 American Music Awards (10/9) as featured presenters while the superstar duo claimed Favorite Duo or Group – Country. The Tree Vibez Music founders also teamed up with the Country Music Association and singer-songwriters COREY CROWDER, ERNEST K., HARDY, RAELYNN, and CANAAN SMITH, for CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank hosted at The Novo (10/10). Before their sold-out concert, the prized tunesmiths surprised middle and high school students from the Harmony Project to chat all-things songwriting.
Read about how FGL is creating a songwriting legacy with their own music publishing company, Tree Vibez Music, while the Tree Vibez bus – “it’s a sign that FGL thinks outside of the box” – keeps cranking out the hits on Billboard.
FGL is next up for Best Song for “Meant to Be” at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (broadcasting live globally from Bilbao, Spain, on November 4 at 7 p.m. ET). Fan-voting is now open. The pair are also nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year for “Meant to Be” at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards (airing live from Nashville, TN, on November 14 at 8/7c p.m. on ABC).
Their anything-goes shows wrap in December with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, a five-nights-only residency inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with CANAAN SMITH and MASON RAMSEY along for the wild ride. Additional details and tickets can be found here.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Billboard’s first-ever Trailblazer Award recipients continue to build their ever-expanding empire of innovative artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors throughout their colossal career. With their organically romantic lead single “Simple” at #1 (16th #1 overall as artists), the duo offers a peek at their anticipated fourth studio album. Shattering records on their own accord, FGL’s collaborations have amplified their appeal as the 4X PLATINUM-certified #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha leads the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 46th week – the longest reign overall. Exceeding 4.2 billion streams, 31 million tracks, and more than 4.3 million albums sold worldwide, the BMLG Records’ duo became the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their 11X-PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards, plus left their mark on several chart-crushing songs as writers. The bona fide visionaries have launched their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, as well as thriving businesses: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tree Vibez Music, and Tribe Kelley.https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/10/florida-georgia-line-takes-simple-approach-to-1-at-country-radio/Chart Toppers"Simple",Bebe Rexha,Billboard,BMLG Records,brian kelley,Caanan Smith,CMA Songwriters Series,Corey Crowder,Counry Aircheck/Media Country Airplay,Ernest K. Hardy,Florida Georgia Line,Joey Moi,Meant to Be,RaeLynn,Tyler Hubbard