Everything is lining up for Republic Nashville’s rising country rock duo Florida Georgia Line with the television premiere of their first-ever music video for their top-selling debut single, “Cruise.” Monroe, Georgia’s Tyler Hubbard and Ormond Beach, Florida native Brian Kelley’s full-throttle anthem comes to life on Country Music Television (CMT) and CMT Pure today (8/27) and tomorrow (8/28) on Great American Country (GAC). The video can also be seen on and all online outlets starting this week and on CMT Canada this Thursday (8/30).
Directed by Brian Lazzaro and filmed on a couple of steamy summer days on a farm just outside of Nashville, TN, the video captures the duo’s playful sides with a game of strip poker, a rockin’ performance with friends from their hometown, a colorful paint party and more.
When asked what they knew must be a part of their first video, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard did not miss a beat. Kelley jumped in with, “We had to have a Chevy truck with a lift kit. It was a necessity!” Hubbard adds, “It was important for us to have our family, close friends and fans there with us to experience this unforgettable day … and we definitely were up for getting a little dirty!”
Since releasing their Top 40-and-climbing single, “Cruise,” FGL has been quickly garnering buzz among fans and media alike. With infectious lyrics and a buoyant melody, the single has sold well over 225,000 copies in just four months and has most recently been certified GOLD in Canada. The song is also listed in the Top 25 for sales in many major markets. They bring a fresh sound to the genre and beyond, combining electrifying, hard-driving rock with honest, expressive lyrics. “Cruise” is featured on their EP It’z Just What We Do produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback). FGL’s energetic live show and compelling tunes have gained the attention of headlining acts; Brantley Gilbert and the annual Country Throwdown Tour previously selected them for coveted opening slots nationwide. The duo recently made their Grand Ole Opry debut and will kick off the 11th annual “CMT ON TOUR” with headliner Jake Owen on October 10.
For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.