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Florida Georgia Line Toast Good Times and Good Friends in ‘Long Live’

This one feels like a throwback to classic FGL.

Written by Chris Parton
Florida Georgia Line Toast Good Times and Good Friends in ‘Long Live’
Florida Georgia Line; Photo credit: John Shearer

Florida Georgia Line toast the country essentials in their new single, “Long Live,” a swaying tribute to good friends and unforgettable nights.

Written by the duo with Corey Crowder, David Garcia, and Josh Miller, the uplifting jam is steeped in classic FGL tradition — all about celebrating country-life touchstones and keeping things in perspective. The world might be a tough place right now, but Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are looking back to the good old days and focused on the good times to come — full of small-town characters, wide-open throttles and girls wearing cutoff jeans. The track features the breezier side of FGL’s country rock meets Top 40 sound, and a vocal blend caught up in the golden glow of nostalgia.

“This one is for the nights you never want to end. It’s a celebration of all the good times with great friends and cold drinks,” the band explain. “We had a lot of fun reminiscing when writing, and hope it takes our fans back too! Kick back with your loved ones, turn it up, and relive some of your glory days while making new memories. Long live!”

Long live all the small towers / Sun up to sun downers / That old school Haggard and Hank / Long live longneck bottles / And wide open throttles and old dirt roads with no name / Long live them country girls / Long legs and cup up jeans / Long live this way of life / Long live nights like these,” goes the chorus.

“Long Live” follows the duo’s 17th career Number One at country radio, “I Love My Country,” and was co-produced by them with Crowder. They’ll perform that hard-hitting anthem at the 55th ACM Awards next week (September 16 on CBS), and recently kicked off FGL House Party Radio on Apple Music Country.