NASHVILLE, TN (September 6, 2016) – Florida Georgia Line continues to lay a strong foundation as the preeminent duo in Country music with fans, critics and superstar friends planting energy into DIG YOUR ROOTS on BMLG Records. Leading with the best-selling Country song of the year, “H.O.L.Y.” has dominated the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. The impressive feat created a solid start for FGL’s third studio album, which marks their second consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Brian Kelley shared, “Our fans embraced ‘H.O.L.Y.’ in such a remarkable way earlier this year, and we only dreamed that they would do the same for the full album once they experienced it.”
“The fact that so many people wanted to use their hard earned dollars to buy DIG YOUR ROOTS is so humbling,” expressed Tyler Hubbard. “Because of the support on the road, we’ve really been encouraged to take risks with our music and show more of who we are.”
At the helm of FGL’s sound since the beginning, producer Joey Moi recorded the well-received new album as major outlets have observed:
“Musically as well as lyrically, Dig Your Roots reflects FGL’s willingness to explore a bit more, even if it means deviating from current country formula.”
– USA Today
“And the heart of Dig Your Roots isn't Saturday-night revelry, it's Sunday morning; songs about loving God, your dear old dad, your wife and kids, and, on the appealingly burly title track, all of the above.”
– Rolling Stone
“On Dig Your Roots, Hubbard and Kelley maintain the fun but also show a surprising depth that is more than welcomed.”
– Sounds Like Nashville
“With deeply personal lyrics over the signature sound that put them on the map, Dig Your Roots is essentially Kelley and Hubbard to the core.”
The album’s second single, “May We All” featuring superstar Tim McGraw, is off to a tremendous launch at Country radio while the song’s cinematic music video has already amassed nearly four million views in just a matter of days. The short film can now be viewed on YouTube here.
DIG YOUR ROOTS also showcases special collaborations with FGL’s early musical influences – Pop phenomenon Backstreet Boys and Reggae luminary Ziggy Marley.
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only Country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Notching over 1.5 million tickets sold in 2015 alone, FGL continues their successful streak with heavily sold-out crowds during their headline DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR, further “cementing FGL as a bona fide headliner after just two albums" (Oakland Press). Throughout the end of 2016, The Cadillac Three, Cole Swindell and Kane Brown will join the high-octane pair.