Shine on with Florida George Line

Florida Georgia Line

Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line are playing at Sharky's Beach Club on March 13 during Spring Break.

ADAM TAYLOR | Contributed photo
Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 01:39 PM.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Spring breakers don’t have to cross the line when looking for a good time, but they can cruise to it next Wednesday when Florida Georgia Line plays at Sharky’s.

“We just try to bring it every night 110 percent and try to create moments for people,” said FGL’s Brian Kelley, originally from Ormond Beach. “It’s cool to try to make a chance for people to come and party, have a good time.”

FGL, winner of the top new vocal duo at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards, features Brian and Tyler Hubbard, originally from Monroe, Ga. The country duo gained traction after last year’s release of the multi-week No. 1, Platinum debut single, “Cruise,” which Keith Urban listed in his favorite songs of 2012. The song originates from small town country roots mixed with hip hop and electric guitar.

“Our fans are a lot like us,” Brian said. “Our mix tapes are playing Alabama, Garth Brooks, Lynyrd Skynyrd. We’re making our own brand of country music.”

Lately, he’s been listening to Tim McGraw’s latest album, “Two Lanes of Freedom.”

Brian and Tyler met while students at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where they played local clubs and wrote songs in between classes. They penned more than half of the tracks on their 11-song debut album, “Here’s to the Good Times,” produced by Joey Moi on Republic Nashville. “Here’s to the Good Times,” released in December, earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new country artist with nearly 63,000 copies in the first week.

“We just try to base our songs around real life to be honest with you,” Brian said. “You know songs are just like us.”

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