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.