‘Catch of the Day’ – Florida Georgia Line ft The Backstreet Boys – “God, Your Mama and Me” [AUDIO]
As we kick off the new year, we return after our year end respite with our first feature of 2017. Today we focus on a pair of singer/songwriters who have been called the leaders of the "bro-country" movement, whose recent album shows a shift to a more traditional country style.
When Brian Kelly and Taylor Hubbard met at Belmont University in Nashville, they immediately formed a songwriting partnership, and after gradating they began performing together as Florida Georgia Line, giving themselves 2 years to make it as a duo in Nashville. The pair self-produced and independently released the EP Anything Like Me, which led to them signing with Big Loud Mountain Publishing in December of 2011; a recording contract/management deal with BLM soon followed, resulting in one EP, It'z Just What We Do which charted on the country albums chart.
The EP contained the single "Cruise", which originally received a large amount of attention from satellite radio. This attention led to FGL signing a new record contract with Republic Nashville in 2012. Republic Nashville, would release the pair's first album, Here's To The Good Times, and with the label's backing, "Cruise" would go on to spend 24 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Country Digital Downloads chart, and become the most downloaded song in history. In total, the album would feature 5 #1 hits, tying Clint Black for the most number one singles on a debut album. The album has sold more than 2.3 million coped to date
Florida Georgia Line's second album, Anything Goes, was released in October of 2014, generating 5 singles, four of which went to #1. The album's title track is the group's only single to date to not climb to #1 on either the Billboard Country Chart (which includes digital downloads) or the Billboard Country Airplay chart (which tracks terrestrial sales and radio airplay).
In May of last year, Kelly & Hubbard released the single "H-O-L-Y", which showed a surprise turn to a more traditional country sound, and was the lead single from their
third album, Dig Your Roots, which was released in August. The single became the groups fasting climbing single on the country charts, spending 3 weeks at #1 in August. The follow up single, "May We All", featuring Tim McGraw, also went to the top, giving Florida Georgia Line an incredible 11 out of 12 singles making it to #1.
The third single from the album is in our spotlight today, featuring a guest appearance from one of the biggest pop groups of the 90s. Florida Georgia Line, featuring the Backstreet Boys and "God, Your Mama and Me" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you're gonna want to hear it again.