Florida Georgia Line: All Eyes Are on Them

Tyler Hubbard Says No More Dirty Clubs

With Florida Georgia Line’s latest hit “H.O.L.Y.,” it’s obvious they’ve come a long way from “Cruise.”

Not that there was anything wrong with their debut song. It’s just that the band’s purpose is a little bit bigger these days.

“Back in the day, when we were just coming up, you didn’t feel quite the amount of pressure, and you didn’t feel that everyone looked at you as an example,” the band’s Tyler Hubbard explained in a recent radio interview, “or maybe not as
much.”

Now, though, everybody’s watching everything they’re doing. And Hubbard says that even though a lot of eyes are on them, he and Brian Kelley have realized how rewarding that can be.

“You realize, man, God didn’t put us here for no reason,” he said. “There’s a reason that all these people are telling us we’re making a change in their lives. And just a lot of very, very rewarding things have been happening.”

“We’re not here to goof off and hang out in clubs all night and try to sell out dirty clubs anymore,” he added, “which was a great, great experience at the time, and we loved it and that’s why we’re here. But, now we’ve seen the impact that we can have on people’s lives and the way people actually look at us as an example.”

Hubbard thinks that, thanks to God showing them the way, there has been a transition.

“We feel like we’re on the right path and feel like we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing,” he said, “and we’re where we’re supposed to be.”

Florida Georgia Line’s latest song, “May We All,” is a collaboration with Tim McGraw. It was written by Rodney Clawson and Jamie Moore, and was just released to country radio.

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