Florida Georgia Line Colt Ford
The singer/songwriter duo, Florida Georgia Line, includes Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. They landed in the music industry in 2010 and their debut EP came out in December of the same year. The EP garnered the duo public attention and acclaim but their mainstream success came with their second release, the single, Cruise.
The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and remained there for months. Cruise was also remixed by the rapper Nelly, which made it a pop hit as well and gained further recognition for the duo. As of today, it has sold more than half a million copies and is one of the most popular country music singles of all times.
The sophomore EP by Florida Georgia Line was titled “It’z Just What We Do” and came out in 2012. It also went on to chart on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and stayed there for about six months. 2012 also saw the band touring along with several notable names in their ‘County Throwdown Tour’. The first full length album by the duo came out in December 2012, titled “Here’s to the Good Times”. The album climbed to number one on the Country Albums charts and has sold more than 1.5 million copies.
In January 2013, Florida Georgia Line released two more singles, Round Here and Get Your Shine On. Both these songs topped the country airplay charts and also received platinum certifications. In less than four years since its inception, Florida Georgia Line has already bagged three ACM Awards, two CMA Awards and a Billboard Music Award among many others. Now this talented duo is coming to your city for a scintillating live performance. Do not miss it.
The second attraction for the show is an equally popular music star, Colt Ford. It is intriguing to see this artist, with a background in hip-hop and alternative rock, to produce such popular country music beats. His ability to find a perfect harmony between country and rap music has allowed him to carve a niche for himself in the music world.
Ford started his career by writing songs and eventually got to work with Jamey Johnson and the alternative rock band Lit. He also wrote songs for the renowned country music duo Montgomery Gentry. In 2008, Ford decided to step in front of the curtain and released his own debut album, “Ride Through the Country”. His sophomore record, “Chicken and Biscuits” came out in 2010 followed by his third album next year, titled “Every Chance I Get”.
As a multi-layered writer and former drummer, Ford knew his way around music and it did not take him long to cement his stature as a popular country music artist. His latest album, “Thanks for Listening”, is scheduled to be released in July and is among the most waited releases of the year. In the upcoming concert, Colt Ford might also be performing songs from this latest record.
Scheduled to take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, the upcoming show by these two acts promises to be an unforgettable experience. Hurry to grab your Florida Georgia Line & Colt Ford tickets and become part of this fun filled concert.