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Florida Georgia Line

04/25/2013, Chumash Casino Resort

Hot Country Duo Florida Georgia Line perform at the Chumash Casino Resort  

SANTA YNEZ, CA – Florida Georgia Line, one of the hottest new country music acts in the nation, were riding high on their chart-topping success when they visited the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at on Thursday, April 25.  





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Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, known collectively as the duo Florida Georgia Line, have enjoyed both critical acclaim and growing popularity following the release of their first studio album, “Here’s to the Good Times.” The album’s first single, “Cruise,” scorched Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in December and spent five weeks at No. 1. Their current single, “Get Your Shine On,” has cracked the Top 10 after more than 20 weeks on the survey. And the album itself has rocketed up the Country Albums chart and flirting with the top spot.


“Cruise,” the platinum-selling single, hit the Top 10 in just 14 weeks after its release, which is faster than any debut since Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man.” The song also hit No. 16 on the Hot 100 and propelled the duo to new-found fame and launched them on tours with Alabama, Brantley Gilbert and Luke Allen.


FG102.jpgHubbard of Monroe, Georgia, and Kelley of Ormond Beach, Florida, met as students at Nashville’s Belmont University and wrote their first songs while sitting on the back of Hubbard’s truck. Those early writing sessions sealed a partnership that has evolved into one of the hottest young country acts in the genre.


Florida Georgia Line was recently voted to perform on the New Faces Show, which closed out the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. While playing “Cruise” in the finale, the performance made mainstream news when young country music phenom Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance and joined the duo on stage. The incident added to Florida Georgia Line’s momentum as they solidify themselves as an act on the rise.


Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 18-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Chumash. You can also visit the website at or call StarTicketsPlus at 1-800-585-3737.  


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