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Interview and Performance: Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard

Feb 06, 202202:00 PM - 03:15 PM

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Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, the duo known as Florida Georgia Line, will sit down for an interview with a staff curator to discuss narrative themes and artifacts presented in the museum’s exhibition Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong (open February 6, 2022) and their personal stories, musical beginnings and influences, creative process, rise to stardom, career milestones, and more. Archival photos, film, and recordings will illustrate this interview along with a performance.

By pushing genre boundaries, Florida Georgia Line has become one of the most popular musical acts in America—in any genre. The duo’s 2012 debut single “Cruise” became a #1 country hit, and a remix version featuring the rapper Nelly reached an even wider audience. The song earned diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the first country single to attain sales and streams equivalent to ten million units. Florida Georgia Line achieved a second RIAA-certified diamond single with “Meant to Be,” a collaboration with pop singer Bebe Rexha in 2017, and has scored more than a dozen other #1 country hits, including “This Is How We Roll,” “Get Your Shine On,” and “H.O.L.Y.” Hubbard, who was born and raised in Monroe, Georgia, and Kelley, who hails from Ormond Beach, Florida, met in 2008 while attending Belmont University in Nashville. A variety of influences, including worship music, country, rock, and hip-hop, shaped their sound and image.

Presented in support of the exhibition Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong. CMA Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Program ticket required.

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