The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville TN is set to explore the music and career of Florida Georgia Line – the duo comprised of Tyler Hubbard from Georgia and Brian Kelley from Florida – in the exhibit Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong.
The exhibit traces the duo’s friendship and collaboration, from their meeting in college to their swift emergence as a multiple-award-winning, genre-blending, fan favorite. Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong opens Friday, Jan. 21, and runs through Jan. 1, 2023.
Florida Georgia Line burst onto the country music charts in 2012 with their first single, “Cruise.” The song became a record-breaking #1 country hit, and its remix featuring the rapper Nelly hit #4 on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart. Their sound – a blend of hip-hop cadences, small-town themes and country instrumental flourishes – helped usher in a new era for the country genre. “Cruise” earned diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the first country single to attain sales and streams equivalent to 10 million units. They went on to earn a second diamond-certified single with “Meant to Be,” a 2017 collaboration with pop singer Bebe Rexha.