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The Guys of Florida Georgia Line Consider Themselves Songwriters First

The guys contributed their songwriting knowledge throughout their latest project, Dig Your Roots, and plan to continue it onto whatever new music lies ahead in their career.

Written by Kelly Brickey
The Guys of Florida Georgia Line Consider Themselves Songwriters First
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Ryan Smith

When Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line moved to Nashville to pursue their dreams in the music industry, they never considered being at the front end of it all.

A few years and many accolades later, the guys made their duo into a household name and gained fans from all across the world. But their desire to keep it real by sticking to songwriting still stands true despite all of their success in their career.

“First and foremost, BK and myself, we came to Nashville to be a songwriter and to write songs and that’s what we’ve done. I don’t think being an artist was really, not even hardly in the back of our heads, you know.  We just liked to perform our songs that we were writing. We were playing writers rounds in Nashville and just kind of getting them out there and trying to get some exposure for our songs more than anything. Then one thing kind of led to the next, we graduated college and realized we loved playing these songs we were writing and figured well let’s just start traveling and seein’ if anybody likes these songs and we’ll just kind of play for anybody. So that’s what we did and it worked out,” Hubbard explained recently.

The guys contributed their songwriting knowledge throughout their latest project, Dig Your Roots, and plan to continue it onto whatever new music lies ahead in their career. Their next single, featuring the Backstreet Boys, called “God, Your Mama, and Me” is about to take off on country radio as they take some time off in the start of the New Year.