Florida Georgia Line breaks 69-year-old record
Thursday, August 1, 2013
– Florida Georgia Line's megahit debut single Cruise
officially broke the record for the longest number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in the 69-year history at 22 weeks.
Cruise broke the four way tie for the 21-week record previously held by FGL; Webb Pierce's In the Jailhouse Now (1955); Hank Snow's I'm Moving On (1950-51) and Eddy Arnold's I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) (1947-48).
The song has sold more than 5 million downloads and is the third-best-selling country digital song ever, according to SoundScan. The breakout duo - comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Ga.) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Fla.) - will perform their Top 15-and-climbing follow-up, Round Here, on Conan next Monday on TBS at 11 p.m. eastern.
The duo is setting venue sales records for their first headline run, Here's to the Good Times 2013, this fall with Sears Centre Arena (Chicago) selling out in less than five minutes and Whitaker Bank Ballpark (Lexington, Ky.) in 23 minutes.
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Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
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Here's to the Good Times
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It's Just What We Do
Tragic abuse of proper spelling aside, Florida Georgia Line's debut EP, "It'z Just What We Do," can already be considered a success. The duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard was recently signed to Republic Nashville, and a listen to their songs makes it clear why. Considering the runaway success of the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and the like, Florida Georgia Line's brand of rockin' country - emphasis on the "rockin'" fits right in with mainstream radio trends. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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