While in New York City for the sold-out, opening night of “CMT On Tour” hot country/rock duo Florida Georgia Line was surprised with plaques commemorating their GOLD-certified single, “Cruise.” Tyler Hubbard (Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Florida) celebrated at Carmine’s with their extended label families, including Big Machine Label Group CEO/President Scott Borchetta; BMLG Executive Vice President/Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen; Republic Nashville Vice President of Promotion Matthew Hargis; Island Def Jam & Republic Records Chairman/CEO Barry Weiss; Republic Records’ President/CEO Monte Lipman, Co-President/COO Avery Lipman, Executive Vice President Tom Mackay, Executive Vice President of Radio Promotions & Artist Development Joel Klaiman, Vice President Business Affairs Dan Getz and Vice President of Radio Promotions David Nathan and as well as manager Seth England and booking agent Kevin Neal.
Photo Courtesy of Sweet Talk Publicity
Nashville, TN (October 11, 2012)
While in New York City to kick off the “CMT On Tour” last night
(10/10), Republic Nashville’s hot country rock duo Florida Georgia Line
celebrated a major career milestone – GOLD certification in the U.S. for
their debut single, “Cruise.” The RIAA has acknowledged the Top 20
single for selling over 500,000 copies in just five months. With
infectious lyrics and a buoyant melody, the tune reached a high with
over 10,000 in one day; was certified Gold in Canada and sits in the Top
5 nationally on iTunes Country Charts. Label executives and management
surprised FGL with the big news and a special plaque to commemorate the
occasion just before they took the stage to perform at the Best Buy
“If the adrenaline wasn’t pumping enough just being
on the CMT Tour with our pal (and headliner) Jake Owen, it certainly is
now! We are just blown away to have earned so many fans already, who are
investing in our music,” said FGL’s Tyler Hubbard of Monroe, Georgia.
is so cool! We have had so many great opportunities already and for our
debut single to go GOLD already … there just aren’t any words!” added
FGL’s Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida.
FGL brings a fresh
sound to the genre that combines electrifying, hard-driving rock with
honest, expressive lyrics. “Cruise” is featured on their EP It’z Just What We Do
produced by Joey Moi. With energetic live shows and compelling tunes,
it’s no wonder that FGL has previously gained the attention of other
headlining acts – Brantley Gilbert and the annual Country Throwdown Tour
– as well as rave reviews from the inaugural “CMT On Tour” stop.
For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE:
In May 2009 Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label
Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic,
announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic
Nashville. BMLG Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen also serves as
President of the label. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and
utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine and Universal Republic
Records. The two companies first joined forces in 2007 to propel Country
Superstar Taylor Swift. Republic Nashville’s artist roster includes
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride;
Grammy-nominated, Quadruple-Platinum sensations The Band Perry;
Platinum-selling breakout act Eli Young Band; newcomers Florida Georgia
Line, Greg Bates and RaeLynn.