Update: If you're curious just who Brian is dating, you can find out the answer to that question here.
Florida Georgia Line has had a massive year of success off the mainstream appeal of "Cruise," a hip-hop fused track with a remix starring rapper Nelly. As the lead single from their major label debut "Here's To The Good Times," the duo (comprised of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard) is breaking down the boundaries that separate country music from pop.
During last week's CMA Awards event in New York City, Brian and Tyler (alongside Sheryl Crow) announced the nominees for this year's 47th Annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 6. Scoring four nods themselves, this hip-hop-country duo is certainly blazing a trail, which has not gone unnoticed by the voters.
NashvilleGab had the chance to catch up with the duo at the event, which took place at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. The brief encounter gave us a chance to get to the heart of it all (and something every woman is dying to know): What kind of girl makes them want to "Cruise"?
Well, ladies, if you are looking for a detailed answer about what to do to woo these two, you're out of luck. When asked, Brian was rather frank in his answer:
"The girl I'm currently seeing."
There you go. He's a man of few words.
As they bend the rules to what modern country music is, Brian and Tyler are flattered to be able to bring in new fans. "People come up and tell us they weren't a country music fan or didn't like country music until they heard us," Brian explained to reporters. "That's the biggest compliment we can get, to know people from other genres are digging country music now, and the new sound."
Even with all the platinum success, he's still skeptical about it all. He said, "I don't think we've made it yet. I don't know what 'made it' exactly means and to define that is pretty difficult, so I think we're just going to keep working hard and hopefully at some point we can attain that."
With a Nelly collaboration already under their belts, they might venture into a few other (unlikely) hookups. "We'd love to collaborate with Lil Wayne or Rihanna or something like that," Tyler said. "Who knows, you never know what's going to happen!"
Photo Courtesy of the Country Music Association