Florida Georgia Line’s Favorite Part of “Dirt”

Video Got Them Out of the Box, Into the Barn and a Win at the 2015 CMT Music Awards

After Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard won duo video of the year honors Wednesday (June 10) at the CMT Music Awards, I had the chance to find out what it was they loved the most about making it.

And it was that they got to get out of the box and into the barn.

The video — directed by Nigel Dick (a longtime LeAnn Rimes collaborator) — was a bit of a departure for the country duo. Mostly because the song is a ballad but also because, at nearly five minutes, the video is more of a mini-movie.

“We are just blown away right now,” Kelley told me about winning the award. “To be honest, this one was so different for us. But the best part? Being in this old barn and just playing our guitars and singing our song over and over. And being out in the country so we could just go back to where this whole thing started.”

The song tells the story of the life of two young lovers and the roots that their love creates. And according to Kelley, they wanted to make sure the video did that story justice.

“The video had to match the energy and the passion of the song,” he said, “and I feel like we’re blessed that we did that.”

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