Interview: Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard on I Love My Country, album number 5 and returning to the UK
Florida Georgia Line dropped new single I Love My Country yesterday, the first taster from their upcoming fifth studio album.
The record-breaking duo are at the top of their game with four huge albums, the latest being 2019’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, and an embarrassment of certifications under their belts. They also launched their own record label Round Here Records in 2019, which sits alongside their publishing company Tree Vibez and their Nashville venue FGL House.
To mark the release of the new single, I spoke to Tyler Hubbard – one half of FGL – to discuss the feel-good track, find out more about the duo’s upcoming album and to talk about their overdue return to the UK…
How are you doing?
We’re doing great man, we’re doing really well thank you.
Are you surviving the corona virus lockdown that we all seem to be under?
We are yeah. We’re surviving and excited for it to pass and in the meantime we’re just staying home and enjoying some good quality time with the kids and the wives. We’re just here at the house so we’re trying to soak it up as much as we can and stay positive.
Your new single I Love My Country came out today and it’s such a feel good track. It feels like you guys had fun with this one. How did the song come about?
Yeah, we did. We had a lot of fun making this one and this song’s been in our world for maybe almost two years. It’s been around and some good buddies of ours wrote it. We just decided, ‘man, this song keeps coming back to us and we keep singing it so maybe we should record it with some of the FGL flavour on it and get it out to the world’. That’s what we decided decided to do and we had so much fun in the studio with our co-producer, Corey Crowder, bringing this song to life.