Still reeling from the excitement of Confession topping both Country radio airplay charts, history-making RIAA DIAMOND-certified Country duo Florida Georgia Line is set to release the first single, “H.O.L.Y.,” off their highly anticipated third studio album from Big Machine Label Group on April 29. Due out this summer, Dig Your Roots will depict an evolution in both their musical and personal journeys.
The lead track was written by hit makers busbee, Nate Cyphert, and William Larsen, and produced by the award-winning Joey Moi. Moi has been at the helm for Florida Georgia Line’s entire discography to date, including their 2X PLATNIUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, the highest grossing country debut of 2012.
Brian Kelley says of the single, “We really put in the time making sure this song was the strongest it could be, and we’re pushing ourselves on all levels: vocally, lyrically, melodically.” He continues, “I promise the fans, the wait was worth it.”
Tyler Hubbard adds, “As we continue to grow and mature in our lives, we really wanted our music to start reflecting those changes. ‘H.O.L.Y.’ definitely lets the fans see a deeper side to us and we’re excited about this next chapter.”
The first single’s music video, premiering today on VEVO, was shot on location at The Twelve Apostles, just outside of Melbourne, Australia. The stripped down Cliffside scenes and sweeping vistas of a 25,000 year dormant volcano, matched with lyrics of love’s salvation, culminate in an astounding visual as an ode to their wives. Both Brittney Cole Kelley and Hayley Hubbard showed their support, appearing in the video and marking their second time on set with their husbands.
The duo is also on the road this year for their Dig Your Roots tour, which kicked off its first dates this past March and continues through October. Joining the guys are Kane Brown, The Cadillac Three and Cole Swindell. The tour is sponsored by Budweiser, a brand with a strong commitment to country music.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: History making duo Florida Georgia Line recently became the first ever Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND (10 million copies sold) certification for their hit single “Cruise.” In their relatively short career, FGL has achieved 10 #1 hits as artists and songwriters, with the PLATINUM certified sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Big Machine Label Group) fueling five scorching consecutive chart-toppers – PLATINUM-certified “Anything Goes,” “Sippin’ On Fire” and “Sun Daze;” 2X PLATINUM-certified “Dirt” and the final release from the album “Confession.” The 2016 ACM Awards saw the pair take home their third consecutive honour for Vocal Duo of the Year. In addition, they have won three consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year and three consecutive CMT Artists of the Year honours, among numerous other accolades from the ACMs, AMAs, CMT and Billboard Awards. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for the longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and having sold over 23 million downloads and over 3.5 million albums worldwide to date. In 2015 alone, the group’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR sold an impressive 1.5 million tickets. Their highly anticipated third studio album, DIG YOUR ROOTS is slated for release later this summer (2016), and they have just embarked on their headlining tour, DIG YOUR ROOTS that will run thru until the end of 2016. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL formed the publishing company Tree Vibez Music. For more on FGL, visit www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.