Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan rolled up to the 2014 CMT Music Awards stage on Wednesday night (June 4) to accept the buckle for their smash country hit, “This Is How We Roll.” Sharing the screen with a big rig and motorcycle daredevils, the artists claimed the award for collaborative video of the year.
“Fans, fans, fans! You guys are amazing!” exclaimed Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. “Y’all are just incredible. We are humbled and blessed to be a part of country music. We want to thank Marc Klasfeld, our director who crushed it. I want to thank Scott (Borchetta), Jimmy (Harnen), our Republic team, our team here in Nashville, our band, our crew on the road — you all rock, baby.”
The duo’s Tyler Hubbard added, “If this is our only time out, I want to thank the Lord, as always. I want to thank my family for being here tonight. I want to thank our fans, and I want to thank Luke Bryan for being part of this amazing ride with us and for letting us be a part of his ride.”
Taking his turn at the microphone, Bryan told the duo, “Honestly, the idea for this video was all you guys. … Thank you to the fans for just letting us have fun and doing what we love and play music. Awesome video, guys.”
Bryan and Florida Georgia Line opened the CMT Music Awards with a raucous performance of the tune, joined by Jason Derulo and surprise guests ZZ Top. A remix of the country hit, with vocals and new lyrics by Derulo, was released to radio simultaneously. Derulo co-produced the remix with Ricky Reed, his co-writer and co-producer of the hits “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle.”