God, Your Mama, Me and Backstreet Boys

Florida Georgia Line's New Collab Was Born in Sixth Grade

When you play track No. 11 on Florida Georgia Line‘s new Dig Your Roots album, the other voices you hear will sound very familiar. Especially if you loved pop music in the late 90s. Namely, Backstreet Boys.

On Access Hollywood this week, Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley admitted that “God, Your Mama, and Me” is a full-circle moment for him.

“My first concert in sixth grade at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida was Backstreet Boys,” Kelley explained of his long-term love of the boy band.

“We’ve been digging our roots and influences, and paying homage to what’s gotten us here,” he said in the interview. The tune was written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, and Gordie Sampson, and Kelley said when he heard it, it sounded like a modern-day BSB song. “We got to know Nick (Carter) and the boys really well. We’re blessed by them.”

Tyler Hubbard added that their boy band crush was a bit of a secret back in the 90s, but that now they feel like they are all one big seven-man boy band.

When the conversation turned to Tim McGraw, and their collaboration with him for “May We All,” Kelley said that his energy and his charisma and his passion for what he does is awesome.

“He’s good vibes, man,” Kelley said.

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