Florida Georgia Line Announce New Album, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’
Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album will make a statement. The duo just shared that Can't Say I Ain't Country will drop on Feb. 15 and include two A-list collaborations.
Speaking to ETOnline, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley say much of the album is a throwback to the '90s country sound they grew up on. It's a well-rounded project they say, with collaborations with Jason Derulo and Jason Aldean.
"You can say a lot of things," Kelley says. " You can call somebody a lot of different names and have a lot of different opinions, but at the end of the day, when it comes to me and Tyler, you can't say we ain't country."
Additionally, Florida Georgia Line plan to name their 2019 tour the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour. They revealed they'll start with shows in Australia in March before beginning a full slate of shows in May.
Can't Say I Ain't Country is the follow-up to Dig Your Roots, their most introspective and lyrically deep collection of songs. Despite having great success on country radio, critics have in fact said Florida Georgia Line isn't country. Those who don't care for them are quick to point out their pop and hip-hop friendly beats and melodies. It's a characterization that's likely to be revisited with the new album's title which, much like Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country, can be interpreted numerous ways depending on one's point of view.
"Simple" was a No. 1 hit from FGL's new album. They've also shared a song called "Colorado" and released "Talk You Out of It" to country radio. Last week Florida Georgia Line were nominated for their first Grammy Award for their collaboration with Bebe Rexha on "Meant to Be." They're also up for a Taste of Country Fan Choice Award in the Song of the Year category.
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