On July 8 at 5 a.m. CT, there will be dirt. Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt.”
That’s when the band’s brand new song — the first from their upcoming album due out in October — will hit radio stations. And all I know is that it reportedly still has the same Florida Georgia Line sound, but is more of a slow and nostalgic “good life” ballad.
The band’s Brian Kelley probably had a lot of memories he could pull from for that tune, but going on a cruise wasn’t one of them. He has never been on a cruise before, which I think makes the duo’s upcoming cruise that much sweeter.
“(This is) actually my first cruise ever,” Kelley said in a recent interview. “So to be on our own cruise, I guess that’s gonna be pretty surreal. I think we’re just talking about our families coming — having everybody and our girls — and just enjoy. That’s gonna be a really cool week, not only for us, but the fans. A lot of great artists, and obviously sun, drinks, cruise … perfect.”
Perfect, indeed. The “This Is How We Cruise” journey takes place in November and will sail from Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
Fans onboard will get to see two Florida Georgia Line shows, plus be part of a private Q & A session with Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. Nelly, Thomas Rhett , Colt Ford, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three, Maggie Rose and others will also be on the ship for entertainment and eye-candy purposes.
If you go, though, don’t think you’re going to be rubbing sunblock on Kelley’s back by the pool or passing ’shine around with Hubbard after hours at some nautical-themed bar. The cruise’s site actually has some tips for how to act around the artists so that the singers and musicians can walk around the ship without being a distraction to everyone’s vacation.
Among those suggestions:
“Offer a casual ’what’s up’ head nod as you walk on by.”
“Autograph your business card and give to them.”