Florida Georgia Line plays final show after announcing break

The Florida Georgia Line has reached the end of its line.

Country stars Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, who make up the Grammy-nominated duo, performed their final show together Wednesday at the Minnesota State Fair, where they thanked the 11,700 crowd for their success and “closing an incredible chapter.”

“This is our last official concert as Florida Georgia Line,” Hubbard said as he greeted the crowd, Minnesota’s Star Tribune reported. “Let’s see what else we have in the tank.”

“You guys have allowed us to pursue this crazy dream of writing songs and playing shows and hoping someone will show up to listen, so thanks guys,” he added, according to Consequence of Sound. “It’s very exciting for us to look at what’s ahead, to see what’s next. And the next chapter ahead is very exciting, but we want to celebrate this chapter with you.”

The Star Tribune said the “good-timey duo” gave each other high-fives and brotherly smiles during the bleachers set, but “made it hard to see their goodbyes as anything other than putting on another show.” “.

Representatives for the band did not immediately respond to The Times request for comment on Friday.

Kelley (the Florida half of the duo) and Hubbard (the Georgia half) announced in February that they were “taking a hiatus from recording our music” and told People that they “are not going their separate ways.” but “are artists”. .”

“And so a few years ago we started writing without each other and trying different writers, and now we’re both doing that with our music,” Kelley said at the time.

The partners formed the band in 2010. They released their debut single “Cruise” in 2012 and released five studio albums, racking up a handful of ACM, CMA, CMT Music and Billboard Music awards along the way. In 2019, her group performance “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha was nominated for a Grammy Award.

The singer-songwriters have since launched solo careers. Kelley debuted the solo album Sunshine State of Mind in 2021 and this year American Spirit. He will also continue the second wave of his Surf Post Sessions Tour in Florida on Friday. Hubbard recorded the single “Undivided” with Tim McGraw and the single “5 Foot 9” from his recently released album “Dancin’ in the Country.”

Rumors of a rift between the bandmates have circulated for years, allegedly sparked by their differing political views. While downplaying this, Hubbard also shared that they went to therapy together.

In 2020, the artists had a publicly documented disagreement over the presidential election. Kelley hinted at support for President Trump while Hubbard criticized the former leader. Meanwhile, Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, publicly expressed their support for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and both unfollowed Kelley on Instagram because they didn’t want to see his posts about the polarizing election.

“I stopped following BK for a few days while we were in the middle of this election and everything else,” Hubbard told SiriusXM’s Exit 209 that same November. “And I even called him and told him, I said, ‘Hey buddy, I love you. And I love you a lot more in real life now than in your stories. That’s why I’m unfollowing you. Nothing personal. I still love you. You are still my brother.”

“I just didn’t want to see it every time I opened Instagram,” he added. “And so it wasn’t a big deal.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-02/florida-georgia-line-break-last-show-minnesota-trump Florida Georgia Line plays final show after announcing break

Sarah Ridley

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