Archive for July, 2014

  • Country’s Latest Hitmakers: Florida Georgia Line

    Date: 2014.07.03 | Category: Entertainment, Musicians | Response: 0

    florida-georgia-lineNielsen SoundScan has just released its mid-year figures and Florida Georgia Line along with its fans are surely ecstatic, knowing that FGL has made it to top 5 in both counts.  Florida Georgia Line ranked Top 4 selling country album, with “Here’s to the Good Times” album sales of 393,000 to date. On the top 5, in respective order, are Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, and Miranda Lambert for “Platinum”. Top sales reached 642,000.

    Florida Georgia Line was Top Selling Country Digital Song  for “This is How We Roll”, with over 1.5 million sales to date. Joining the band, in respective order, are Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, and Keith Urban with 780,000 sales to date.

    Florida Georgia Line has really captured the hearts and “ears” of musiclovers everywhere. People say that the band is truly a breath of fresh air on country music, causing major change after 2 decades of plateau.

    The group’s song “Cruise” was a record breaker, being the first to race to the Top 20 position just after 14 weeks of release. That showed that Florida Georgia Line is here to make waves and make their own mark in country. Soon after, schedules would be busy for the band as tour dates started filling up and production for an EP was set into motion.

    It was easy for the band to land a deal with Republic Nashvile as it already had almost 200,000 digital downloads to its name at the time. That is for the song “Cruise” which currently has over 1.5 million in sales. The song earned the band the number one spot on iTunes Country Singles Chart, paving the way for the band to join Luke Bryan for his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” last year.

    As for music genre, it is ofen a mix  of bro-country, country pop, country rap, and country rock. The group is known to mix styles while remaining distinctly and recognizably country. Some loyal to traditional country music feel offended, however, most appreciate the group’s fresh take on country music.

    Catch the group perform; florida georgia line tour details are found here.