By Anthony Donatelli

Florida Georgia Line has taken the next step in their musical journey and it’s a big one.

Dig Your Roots, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard’s third studio album, was released last week and it’s truly unlike anything you’ve ever heard from the duo.

Related: Florida Georgia Line’s Co-Writer Jordan Schmidt Talks ‘Dig Your Roots’

The boys celebrated in New York City to promote the record and gave the world some insight as to what this album is all about.

“This album is a little more real than anything we’ve ever done,” Hubbard explained. “There’s subject and content that have been a big part of our lives that we haven’t gotten to put on our other albums, so it’s been fun to dig deeper on this third album.”

The cover of the album is a picture of the guys as adorable little babies and that was actually a much cheaper route than what they had originally planned on doing.

“It was actually BK’s idea to put the throwback picture on the CD,” Hubbard noted. “If that aint digging your roots than I don’t know what is. Plus we saved a lot of money on a photoshoot.”

Dig Your Roots features a song with the Backstreet Boys called “God, Your Momma and Me.” If Brian and Tyler were to put together their own boy band, who would they choose?

“We’d probably have Thomas Rhett, Usher and Justin Bieber,” they collectively said.

Related: Florida Georgia Line’s Tour Manager Talks About Life On The Road With FGL

On October 8th, FGL will be the final country performance at the historic Irvine Meadows Amphitheater before its torn down.

“That’s going to be a very fun show for us and knowing that were going to be one of last ones there, it’s going to give us so much more motivation to make the show even better,” Kelley said.

On Monday night, a video viewing party took place on Ellis Island for “May We All,” one of the new songs on the album that features Tim McGraw.

The video is one of the more emotional ones they have ever done and they both agreed, Tyler especially.

“I was close to crying too because I thought I was going to die in it,” Hubbard joked. “But it’s nice to know my performance wasn’t terrible. Maybe it’ll open up a little acting door for me.”

The record’s debut single off of the album, “H.O.L.Y,” also made news on Ellis Island that night as it was announced that the song had gone double platinum.

Related: Florida Georgia Line’s ‘H.O.L.Y’ Goes Double Platinum

“It’s been amazing how fast that song hit double platinum,” Kelley stated. “It still feels so new to us, but it’s been a life changing song and its so special.”


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