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A career song for Florida Georgia Line
Jeffrey Remz | August 1, 2013
It probably won't get any better for Florida Georgia Line than it did this week with its huge, mega, super duper smash hit Cruise. The song, the duo's debut single, stayed first for the 21st time since its release on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
Doing so breaks a 69-year-old chart record of 21 weeks 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).
It's icing on the cake to get a record with your first release. I remember Trisha Yearwood had a career song with She's in Love With the Boy, which spurred her career.
Now, FGL may have some big hits these days with three songs on the charts, but like a number of acts out there, they are not exactly hard core country. No one can truly argue that.
But being on the country chart, FGL deserves a hearty congratulations. Enjoy the ride because yo never know when your next record will come. Well, in the case of FGL, that could well happen next week!