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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From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance.
That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying.
That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/
Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay.
With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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