UWG Announces Fall Concert Headliner Florida Georgia Line

Monday, July 15, 2013

Over the past year, Florida Georgia Line has cherished the good times seeing their QUADRUPLE PLATINUM debut single “Cruise” dominate Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 1 for 19 straight weeks, the longest stretch for any song in the past 50 years and their aptly titled, GOLD-certified Republic Nashville debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES top the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The breakout duo has taken home ACM and CMT awards and scored opening slots for Taylor Swift’s THE RED TOUR and Luke Bryan’s DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR. This fall the buzzworthy newcomers will celebrate with their fans nationwide on their first headline run -- HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013.

Kicking off October 3 in Brookings, SD, the HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR will go through December. The 32-city tour features openers Colt Ford, Tyler Farr (select dates) and Dallas Smith (select dates). Already becoming a hot ticket, the first show to go on sale – 10/19 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, KY - sold out in a record-breaking 23 minutes with 10,718 tickets.

“We can’t wait to give our fans what they have been asking for all year … our own headline tour,” says Tyler Hubbard. “It is unreal and the first night of the tour can’t get here fast enough!”

Brian Kelley shares, “This is another dream of ours coming true. I couldn’t be more excited and more proud of the tour. Having Colt, Dallas and Tyler along with us is going to make for a party!”

Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing back-to-back, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and “Cruise,” which combined with the Top 10-and-climbing (Top 40 Charts) remix featuring Nelly, has sold nearly 5 million downloads. The record–breaking duo, comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida), is the first in 21 years to top the Country airplay charts with their first two singles, according to Billboard. The ACM New Artist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winner’s current single “Round Here” is Top 20-and-rising at Country radio.

Garnering buzz among fans, media and several Superstars across genres – including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran – the hot newcomers most recently scored two CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year as well as a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice Country Group. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com, with results airing August 11 at 8P ET on FOX. VEVO has selected FGL for the coveted LIFT program, offering exclusive content across the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.

About Colt Ford
Colt Ford’s latest album, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, was released on Colt’s own Average Joes Entertainment and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE included the hit, “Back,” a collaboration with Jake Owen. Recently nominated for Fox Network’s American Country Awards for 2012’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” Colt penned two #1 hits in 2012; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over a million albums, millions more song downloads and has over 10 million YouTube views. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former PGA Golfer. www.coltford.com

About Tyler Farr
Columbia Nashville artist Tyler Farr has redefined “Redneck Crazy” with the release of his first Top 20 single to Country radio. The classically trained vocalist has earned critical acclaim for this hit single, including raves from The New York Times, Music Row, and All Access. Currently still climbing the Mediabase Country and Billboard Country charts, “Redneck Crazy” also continues to gain traction in the video world, with over 2 million views for the song’s video on VEVO and counting. With the launch of his debut album, REDNECK CRAZY, set for October, Tyler’s fan base also continues to grow, with Facebook users growing more than 600 percent in the last three months alone. The Missouri native is currently on tour for select dates with Lee Brice and was just announced as an opener for Florida Georgia Line’s first headlining tour, beginning in October. Fans can keep up with Tyler by visiting his web site at www.TylerFarr.com or by following him on Twitter @tylerfarr. His single “Redneck Crazy” is currently available here: http://smarturl.it/redneckcrazy.

HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR
10-3 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
10-4 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center
10-5 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
10-6 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
10-10 Murray, KY CFSB Center
10-11 Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium
10-12 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
10-13 Bowling Green, OH Stroh Center
10-16 Springfield, MO O’ Reilly Center
10-19 Lexington, KY Whitaker Bank Ballpark SOLD-OUT
10-23 Carrollton, GA The Coliseum/Univ. of W. GA
10-31 Chicago, IL Sears Center Area
11-1 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
11-2 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
11-3 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
11-7 Florence, SC Florence Civic Center
11-8 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
11-9 Greenville, SC BiLo Center
11-15 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
11-16 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
11-17 Reading, PA Eagle Theater
11-21 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11-22 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
11-23 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11-29 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
11-30 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
12-1 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
12-6 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia LA Live
12-11 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
12-12 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
12-13 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
12-14 Kent, Washington ShoWare Center

For on sale dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville