What do you get when you combine the Academy of Country Music vocal duo of the tear Florida Georgia Line with ACM Awards co-host and country superstar Luke Bryan? As his co-host Blake Shelton so — ahem — eloquently put it Sunday night (April 6) in Las Vegas, “One hell of a performance. That’s what you get!”
Yep, a performance that was on fire. Literally.
There was actual fire. Intentional pyrotechnics, that is, along with incredible video technology and stunt cyclists scaling and jumping ramps over the drummer throughout the entire performance of the duo’s collaboration with Bryan on “This Is How We Roll.”
I’m not sure fans in the crowd at Mandalay Bay Event Center were prepared for such intense theatrics. But, boy, they were loving it. Cellphones were up in the air, photographing and chronicling every minute of the performance.
The duo had already given one successful performance at the start of the show with their hit “Stay,” but this was an opportunity for the guys to fire it up a little (pun intended) and have some fun with their buddy Bryan.
And let’s be honest, it probably brought back some great memories of when Hubbard and his duo partner Brian Kelley were exploding onto the scene with their monster smashes “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On” and on the road with — you guessed it — Bryan and his Dirt Road Diaries tour. Bryan has always been a big supporter of the guys and, hey, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have the “Play It Again” singer in your corner.