Florida Georgia Line have a hit crossover single with Nelly, which raises the question of whether there are any other rap artists they'd like to collaborate with.
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"If it would work out, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne would be the two that, down the road, we would love to work with, for sure," FGL's Brian Kelley said Wednesday night (June 5) backstage at the 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly are featured on a remix of "Cruise," which they performed on the awards show. Currently at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the success follows the duo's original version that topped the trade publication's country airplay chart.
"It's amazing -- a dream come true for us," FGL's Tyler Hubbard said of his CMT Music Awards experience. "A couple of years ago, we were sneaking in here illegally, so it's cool to be here. It's a dream come true to be able to be here and to play with Nelly. Our adrenaline is still rushing. We're still pretty jacked up. It's a great night."
Hubbard noted the expanding boundaries of country music.
"It's awesome," he said. "The way country's evolving and the way music is evolving, in general, it's great. It's great to be a part of it. It's cool to be able to get out of the box a little bit and do something different, and people are eating it up. It's fun, as songwriters, to kind of get to bring our own flavor and freshness to country music.
"We're excited to be here. Fingers crossed, we can be here for a while."