Tyler Hubbard’s wife Hayley gave birth to the couple’s third child and second son, Atlas Roy Hubbard, on Thursday, Sept. 24, the couple confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“Atlas stands for strength. For us, this name also represents our family’s passion for travel and experiencing different cultures,” the Hubbards explain.
Adds Tyler, “Roy was the name of my dad, who passed away when I was 20. Getting to name our son after him is so special to us. Atlas will carry on my dad’s legacy and will always be a reminder of how well he loved everyone.”
Born at 6:44 p.m. in Nashville, Tennesee, Atlas weighed in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 21 inches long. “He was over a week late and we were just convinced he was happy in his little hot tub, safe from 2020,” the couple joke to PEOPLE.
Raising a toast to all of the Friday nights that we wish would last forever, Florida Georgia Line reminisce on the country-style good times in their brand-new single, “Long Live” (BMLG Records), available now at all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
Acknowledging everyday moments that too often fly by, “Long Live” mixes laid-back gratitude with seize-the-moment energy, plus the smooth burn of an Old Camp nightcap. “Long live this way of life, long live nights like these,” salutes the arm-in-arm chorus. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley co-wrote the open-hearted tribute to moonlit hangs fueled with good intentions and good friends alongside Corey Crowder, David Garcia, and Josh Miller.
“This one is for the nights you never want to end. It’s a celebration of all the good times with great friends and cold drinks. We had a lot of fun reminiscing when writing, and hope it takes our fans back too! Kick back with your loved ones, turn it up, and relive some of your glory days while making new memories. Long live!”
What do you think of the new single? Be sure to purchase wherever you buy your digital music!
Yeah, it’s a Friday night, we circled up
It’s going down ’round these pickup trucks
Yeah, it’s cold cans and Dixie cups
Just out here doing what we’ve always done
Long live all the small towners
Sun up to sundowners
That old school Haggard and Hank
Long live longneck bottles
And wide-open throttles
And old dirt roads with no name
Long live them country girls, long legs in cut up jeans
Long live this way of life, long live nights like these
Long live, long live, long live, long live nights like these
Long live the Walmart parking lot
Turning to the midnight party spot
Long live hard work, when it pays off
And living it up on your days off
Long live them glory days, on them back forty days
All them pass it ’round, pass it down story days
Florida Georgia Line have accomplished more in the past few years than most artists do in a lifetime. Five years since being named Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley continue to push genre lines and industry standards as artists, label executives, publishers and producers.
On the heels of celebrating the one-year anniversary of their label Round Here Records, Florida Georgia Line exclusively reveal to Forbes that they are the newest writers signed to their own Tree Vibez Music roster. “It’s a dream come true to call Tree Vibez Music our publishing home,” Kelley and Hubbard tell me. “We’ve been extremely blessed to be able to build a company and a staff, alongside [general manager] Leslie DiPiero, that we feel confident will continue to help us grow as writers. We look forward to the next chapter of our songwriting journey with our TVM family.”
The pair met at Nashville’s Belmont University where they pursued their joint passion of songwriting. Hubbard, 33, has 13 No. 1 songs to his name including the country genre’s first diamond certification and 11-times platinum 2012 debut single “Cruise” and 9-times platinum crossover hit “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, while Kelley, 34, has amassed 11 chart toppers with “Cruise” and cuts by Jason Aldean (“Lights Come On”) and Cole Swindell (“Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”). After creating their publishing company Tree Vibez Music in 2015, Hubbard says signing there is a “full circle” moment.
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