The year may be nearing an end, but for Florida Georgia Line, it just keeps getting better. The CMT Artists of the Year honorees will wrap their Here’s to the Good Times tour this weekend, and Billboard magazine has placed them at the top of their Best of 2013 list for the country genre.
They’ve also just premiered their latest music video, “It’z Just What We Do.” The video documents some of the duo’s greatest moments on the road this year for their first headlining tour.
“It’s tough waiting a year and a-half, two years, to get a whole record out,” Brian Kelley told CMT Hot 20 Countdown . “Let’s get some videos, let’s let [fans] get to know us. We’re fans of music, too, so the more music, the better. It’s great. It’s an exciting time in the industry to get music out and let your fans enjoy it.”
The track also features what has become Florida Georgia Line’s signature hip-hop infused country-rock sound, a style that comes naturally for them.
“We love all kinds of music and everything from hip-hop to Christian to rock and country obviously,” Tyler Hubbard said. “So as songwriters, it gives us the freedom to write what we want and say what we want and perform how we want. People are fortunately liking it and having fun with it, but it’s just who we are. I mean, we love so many kinds of music, and why not mash them all together? That’s kind of the FGL sound.”
The boys will bring that sound to a New Year’s Eve party at Atlanta’s Wild Bill’s before hitting the road with Jason Aldean early next year.
For more from the interview with Florida Georgia Line, tune in to CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 14-15) at 11 a.m. ET/PT.