There might not be a bigger story in country music right now than Florida Georgia Line.
It seems like everybody is addicted to their debut hit, Cruise. Even the duo’s labelmate, Taylor Swift, is loving the song as referenced on her Twitter account.
The song is rising the charts fast and has really become the most unlikely hits of the year. The fact that the song is a huge hit is not really new. There are always hits that surprise people each year, but just earlier this year as in a few months these guys didn’t even have a recording deal. It seems like they were signed by Big Machine in the summer and they just put out the handful of songs they already had.
From there things got out of hand and now you have people going nuts for this track including me.
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
It’s crazy that people are going nuts for this music and it’s crazy just how good the song and the other songs from these guys are. I’m not sure what Scott Borchetta is doing at Big Machine, but everything he touches turns to gold these days. We’ll have to see if he continues to have the magic touch, but he sure has a way of bringing in the great artists.
If you love songs that make you stand up and start dancing then you can’t do any better than Cruise. In fact, if you listen to all the songs on their debut EP you’ll find tracks that are equally as catchy and fun. These guys go all out with the melodies and it’s impossible to fight the infectious nature of the tracks. It has to be amazing to see these guys live in concert because there is so much energy coming across in the recorded versions of the track. The songs just seem to make people sing along and get a little crazy.
The guys are from Georgia and Florida, which gives you the reason for the name. They apparently love to have fun and really enjoy entertaining people. Their debut video is crazy and fun. You just feel like hitting the road on Friday after work and spending time with the people that make life worth living.
The music definitely bends the lines on what is country, but I’m glad these guys are in the country world. They’re bringing a little rock and even a little rap into country, which is something that is really catching on strong right now. These guys could have a great couple years because they certainly have followup singles on their first record. They shouldn’t be one hit wonders.
It’s been pretty crazy how fast Florida Georgia Line has burst on the scene. Earlier this year they were nobodies in the mainstream country world and now they’re stars. I’m thinking they’ll be around for at least a few years. Hopefully they keep things going strong and become one of the next great country music duos.
All the signs are there.