Album Review: Florida Georgia Line’s 'Dig Your Roots'
Florida Georgia Line have been promising a more mature sound with their third album Dig Your Roots and the duo more than deliver. At a recent album listening event in Nashville, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard spoke of this maturity and explained why it's important that their music evolves the same way as their personal lives.
"A lot has changed for us over the last five years," Hubbard said. "We've grown up a lot. We try to be really transparent in our music, and I think our music evolves as quickly as our life does. I think it’s important to continue to do that and be real with our fans. Not just try to record songs but make sure they have some depth to them. Make sure they have a purpose, and each song can have its own life."
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Florida Georgia Line's New Album: Zero Skips in 15 Songs
There are 15 tracks on Florida Georgia Line's new album Dig Your Roots, due out Friday (Aug 26).
And the band's intention is that fans will listen to every single one.
"We've still got the party songs, we've got the feel good songs, the life songs, the sad songs," the band’s Tyler Hubbard said in a recent radio interview. "We've kind of got it all on this album. That's something we always take pride in from album one to now - just making sure that there's not a song on there that you want to hit skip. "And I think we've done that on this album, for sure."
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Album Review: Florida Georgia Line
Exhibit A is the third album by Florida Georgia Line (3 stars). It was the duo's debut hit, "Cruise," a simple-minded ode to getting drunk and laid, that announced bro-country’s pre-eminence. On Dig Your Roots, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley haven’t totally renounced their old ways. ("Ain't no doubt, ’bout to lay you down on a beach towel/California King style," they sing in "Summerland.") But their music is getting spicier; songs like the hit "H.O.L.Y." and "God, Your Mama, and Me" (featuring the Backstreet Boys) tilt toward pop. And the heart of Dig Your Roots isn't Saturday-night revelry, it's Sunday morning; songs about loving God, your dear old dad, your wife and kids, and, on the appealingly burly title track, all of the above.
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