FGL collaborates with McGraw, Marley, Backstreet Boys
Friday, July 8, 2016
– Florida Georgia Line upcoming "Dig Your Roots" will include collaborations with Tim McGraw, The Backstreet Boys and Ziggy Marley. The duo released the track list of the 15-song set today.
The disc drops Aug. 26 on Big Machine. "Collaborating with Tim McGraw, The Backstreet Boys or Ziggy Marley alone is already super surreal for us, but to have them all on this album is pretty mind-blowing," said Brian Kelley, one-half of the band.
His partner, Tyler Hubbard, said, "These three artists were huge influences on both of us musically; BK's first concert was The Backstreet Boys, and they were my first album."
Producer Joey Moi, who has been at the helm for FGL's entire discography to date, once again joined the pair to produce. The duo penned more than half of the new music. The first single is the hit "H.O.L.Y." Other songs are "May We All," featuring McGraw, the romantic promise of "God, Your Mama, and Me" with The Backstreet Boys and the reggae song "Life Is a Honeymoon" with Marley.
The track list is:
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Schmidt)
2. "Dig Your Roots"
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jerry Flowers, Brett James, Ernest Keith Smith, Will Weatherly)
3. "Life Is A Honeymoon" featuring Ziggy Marley
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Cary Barlowe, David Marley, Jordan Schmidt)
(busbee, Nate Cyphert, William Wiik Larsen)
(Ryan Hurd, Matt McGinn, Jordan Schmidt)
6. "May We All" featuring Tim McGraw
(Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore)
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jesse Frasure, Chris Tompkins)
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jordan Schmidt)
9. "Good Girl, Bad Boy"
(Rodney Clawson, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins)
10. "Wish You Were On It"
(Smith Ahnquist, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rodgers, Will Weatherly)
11. "God, Your Mama, and Me" featuring The Backstreet Boys
(Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson)
12. "Music Is Healing"
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Jordan Schmidt, Craig Wiseman)
13. "While He's Still Around"
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Chase Rice, Jesse Rice, Jordan Schmidt, Craig Wiseman)
14. "Grow Old"
(Zachary Kale, Canaan Smith)
(Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Kyle Fishman, Jordan Schmidt, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
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