You can comfortably refer to Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard as the King Midases of country music. It’s no secret that whatever these guys touch turns to gold…and in most cases, platinum.
Most recently, the chart-topping, hit-dropping duo released its single “Dirt,” a song that took a different approach than what fans have come to expect from these guys with an ability to tap dance all over the country music genre. Reviewed by #CMchat’s Tyler Winters, the slower than usual Florida Georgia Line song, pays homage to one’s roots and honors the memories of a lifetime — the good and the bad — that are carried everywhere.
The departure from the fast-paced, sometimes alternative rock country sound, faired the guys of Florida Georgia Line well, as “Dirt” debuted at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in its first week. Additionally, “Dirt” scored the #1 spot on both the all genre Digital Songs and Country charts in Canada. The lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the United States and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release. Further, “Dirt” earned the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history with 130 stations in the United States, and also became the #1 Most Added song at Country on Mediabase and tied for #1 Most Added for all genres in Canada.
With an anticipated Fall 2014 release, it is certain that Florida Georgia Line will cruise to the top spot of the album charts as well. That’s just how they roll.
Check out the video for “Dirt” below and add to the guy’s successes by downloading your copy of their newest single on iTunes: