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While in New York City to kick off the “CMT On Tour” last night (10/10), Republic Nashville’s hot country rock duo Florida Georgia Line celebrated a major career milestone – GOLD certification in the U.S. for their debut single, “Cruise.” The RIAA has acknowledged the Top 20 single for selling over 500,000 copies in just five months. With infectious lyrics and a buoyant melody, the tune reached a high with over 10,000 in one day; was certified Gold in Canada and sits in the Top 5 nationally on iTunes Country Charts. Label executives and management surprised FGL with the big news and a special plaque to commemorate the occasion just before they took the stage to perform at the Best Buy Theater. 

“If the adrenaline wasn’t pumping enough just being on the CMT Tour with our pal (and headliner) Jake Owen, it certainly is now! We are just blown away to have earned so many fans already, who are investing in our music,” said FGL’s Tyler Hubbard of Monroe, Georgia.

“This is so cool! We have had so many great opportunities already and for our debut single to go GOLD already … there just aren’t any words!” added FGL’s Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida.

FGL brings a fresh sound to the genre that combines electrifying, hard-driving rock with honest, expressive lyrics. “Cruise” is featured on their EP It’z Just What We Do produced by Joey Moi. With energetic live shows and compelling tunes, it’s no wonder that FGL has previously gained the attention of other headlining acts – Brantley Gilbert and the annual Country Throwdown Tour – as well as rave reviews from the inaugural “CMT On Tour” stop.

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