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Florida Georgia Line ready to cruise and party all night on tour

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Mega popular country pop duo the Florida Georgia Line are taking life one day at a time.Florida Georgia Line come to Lethbridge to party this week. Photo by Ken Barlowe
 They seemed to explode out of nowhere with their 2012  CD “ Here’s To the Good Times,” which spawned numerous hits including “Cruise,” “ This is How We Roll,” “ Round Here” and “Here’s To The Good Times.”

The bring their “Here’s to the Good Times” tour to the Enmax Centre with Dallas Smith, April 17.
 They began their headlining  Here’s to The Good Times’ Tour in Abbotsford, April 9, and played Pentiction the next day.

“ It’s going good so far. The whole tour is bigger. We played to 7 to 8,000 people last night which is a lot bigger than the Commodore (in Vancouver) the last time we played ( in B.C.)” said Ormand Beach, Florida born Brian Kelley, who met Monroe Georgia born band mate Tyler Hubbard while attending Belmont University  in Nashville.

“It’s always  exciting and it’s always fun. The size of the venue doesn’t really matter,” he said.

“I’m very excited about the whole year,” he said.

“We definitely have a lot of influences from hip hop to christian rock to country. We just wanted to make a sound that was fresh and that you don’t hear anywhere else. It’s just really feel good music,”  he continued adding most of their songs are country, except for a couple which have rap influences.
 He didn’t know why  Florida Georgia Line’s music caught on with fans  so quickly.

“ I guess it was just the right time. I feel blessed to be part of something special and to be able to play and write songs,” he said.

 The duo have several big tours including a tour with Jason Aldean and ballpark tour with hip hop star Nelly who is on a remixed version of  Florida Georgia Lines’s  career making hit “Cruise.”

“We’re excited about that tour. We‘ve been fans of his for a long time. so we’re excited about hanging out with him and his crew,” he said adding the duo don’t think too far ahead into the year.
“ We only look at it one day at a time. If you look any further, then you miss what’s right in front of you,” he said.

“ That’s why touring is so addictive - it’s different every night,” he said.

 He said they have already written a half dozen songs for a new album, they hope to release by the end of the year.
“They’re awesome. Just kidding,” he laughed. We’re impressed with them. We‘re going to make a great album,” he said adding most of the new songs were  co-written.

“The songwriting process is different every time. Sometimes it starts with a line or a verse or a chorus,” he said.

 They are excited about the current tour and said people should come prepared to party.

“It’s going to be a big, huge, exciting show. We’re coming ready to party. We love our fans.You’re going to leave with your ears ringing and with no voice left from singing,” he promised.

The show, which  also features an opening set by Dallas Smith, begins at 7:30 p.m., April  17. Tickets are $49 or $59+Fees.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:47 )  
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