CMT'S BIO-SERIES "INSIDE FAME" RETURNS TO TELEVISION WITH THE FIRST IN-DEPTH PROFILE OF SUPERSTAR DUO AND FIVE-TIME "CMT MUSIC AWARD" NOMINEES FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ON MAY 22
NASHVILLE - May 7, 2014 - CMT's hit biography series INSIDE FAME returns with the first in-depth profile of country megastars Florida Georgia Line, premiering Thursday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The duo - comprised of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - skyrocketed to success in 2013, as their chart-topping, Platinum-certified Republic Nashville debut album "Here's to the Good Times" spawned more than 1.8 million copies sold to date and four consecutive #1 hits. Their smash single "Cruise" was named the best-selling digital single in country history with over 6.9 million digital downloads according to Soundscan. Behind the headlines and hashtags, INSIDE FAME takes fans deep inside the extraordinary lives of two ordinary guys who love making great music, with exclusive new interviews and never-before-seen footage documenting their fast rise to superstardom.
In the new installment of INSIDE FAME, Florida Georgia Line, who recently scored five CMT MUSIC AWARDS' nominations, speak candidly about the ups and downs on the road to fame and how their passion for music overcame all, driving them to perfect their songwriting and performance skills. The one-hour special includes never-before-seen childhood videos and the moments that defined them, including Kelley's first performance in Nashville as a child and the tragic helicopter crash resulting in the death of Hubbard's father. Superstar friends Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Nelly and Jake Owen weigh in on the duo's fast-rising career, along with family members, business partners and music critics. The pair also responds to the critics that dubbed their music "bro country."
Quotes from INSIDE FAME:
"We forget about it when we hit the stage and there's 20,000 people screaming every word." - Tyler Hubbard on being dubbed "bro country."
"Everything was just better when we were together and, you know, more energy. The songs were better and it sounded better, and I think it was just more fun." - Brian Kelley on working with Tyler in their early days at Belmont.
"You gotta thank the songwriting gods for that song. I mean it's truly, you know, one of those songs that may or may not come around once in a lifetime." - Tyler Hubbard on their hit song "Cruise."
Visit CMT.com, Floridageorgialine.CMT.com and the CMT Artists App for exclusive outtakes, videos and more. Join the conversation on CMT's official Facebook page and follow @CMT on Twitter using #InsideFame.
INSIDE FAME is a CMT original production, with Jayson Dinsmore and Lewis Bogach serving as executive producers, and Mark Hall as producer.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing multi-week #1 smashes in the U.S. and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified hits "Stay," "Get Your Shine On," "Round Here" and 6X PLATINUM "Cruise," making them the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving this accolade. Breaking the record for the longest #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart with "Cruise," the duo has amassed international appeal and tallied over 13.8 million tracks sold worldwide. The deluxe version of their debut album also includes their latest Top 5, PLATINUM-certified single "This Is How We Roll" featuring Luke Bryan. In addition to radio, sales and touring success, the newly crowned ACM Vocal Duo of the Year has previously taken home ACA, AMA, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Awards and racked up four nominations for the upcoming Billboard Awards. FGL is the face of this year's Outnumber Hunger campaign, and initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities and has helped secure more than 25 million meals to date. Currently on the road with Jason Aldean's BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will embark on their headline run - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL SUMMER SERIES 2014 - featuring special guest Nelly and Chris Lane later this month. This fall, they will host "This is How We Cruise" aboard the Norwegian Pearl. For tour dates and more, check out FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
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