Florida Georgia Line return to their rowdy roots on their new single, “I Love My Country,” a hard-charging anthem with a clever twist.
Co-written by Corey Crowder, Ernest K. Smith and Charlie Handsome, the uptempo track marks their first taste of the duo’s upcoming fifth album, but it also finds them looking back to the essence of their early-career hits. With a hard-rocking edge, banjos and pounding drums, the guys sing about the pride they feel not just for their nation, but for the anything-goes lifestyle they pursue at full volume. “I love my country and I love my country up loud,” goes the chorus hook.
“We’re just hyper creatives,” the duo’s Brian Kelley agrees. “And we’re always writing with great, young songwriters in town. Worlds are colliding, from L.A. to New York to Nashville, even people from Europe hopping into co-writes. Especially with streaming, artists have an option to be a real global presence. So for us, it’s about how far can we push ourselves?”
The hit making duo’s fifth album hasn’t been officially announced yet, but is expected to drop sometime this year. Their last single was the family-focused ballad, “Blessings.”