Florida Georgia Line Wants to “Just Breathe”

Breathing. I think that’s what Tyler Hubbard has been doing after he and musical partner Brian Kelley won two prestigious CMA Awards at Wednesday night’s (Nov. 6) show in Nashville. Florida Georgia Line won two big prizes at the awards show — vocal duo of the year and single of the year for “Cruise.”

Just last week when I talked with the band in Chicago, Hubbard told me when they aren’t out on the road with their massively successful arena tour, all he really wants to do is reflect on all the good that has come their way.

“All I want to do is take it all in,” Hubbard told me. “And just breathe.”

Kelley, on the other hand, said when he comes off the road, he wants to do grownup things, like laundry.

“We both just bought houses, and it’s such a good feeling,” he said. “Because for a while, we were living with a whole bunch of roommates, and it always felt like a frat house every time we’d come off the road. So it’s awesome to feel like an adult and have your own space and a real home and place for all your stuff.

“It really is rewarding. I didn’t think it would feel this good. When we do get an actual day off, I like to just hang at the house now, chill and get some laundry done.”

I doubt either Kelley or Hubbard have that much downtime this week. Now that the CMA Awards are over, it’s back to work. Their tour starts back up Friday (Nov. 8) in Knoxville, Tenn.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.