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Florida Georgia Line will be partying onstage at this year's Frontier Days

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When they first met in 2009 and started writing songs together in the back of a truck, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard never imagined that their musical partnership would land them a #1 single alongside country greats like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. Florida Georgia Line will be bringing their unique country sound to the Swift Current stage as part of the Frontier Days 75th Anniversary entertainment lineup.

 

“Something really just clicked for us, and there was a chemistry there that was really unique,” explained Hubbard. “I think we play better together than we do by ourselves, and help push each other to try different things. We have a really good time being creative together.”

 

The duo first met as students at Nashville's Belmont University, and although neither had spent much time performing country music for an audience before, they were both heavily influenced by the church music they had grown up with.

 

“There is a special connection with me and music, I really fell in love with it,” Hubbard admitted. “It's something that I really thought I could do for a living, but we didn't really plan to be artists until probably 2010. It's been a dream come true, and I wouldn't change it for the world.”

 

For the band, one of the best parts about being an artist is having the opportunity to not only write and record country music, but also to share it with an appreciative audience. Hubbard noted that one of his favorite feelings is making a connection with his audience.

 

“Looking out there and seeing thousands of people singing your songs right back at you, that's an amazing thing,” he said. “Whether there are 2,000 people or 20,000 people in the audience, everyone has a connection to that music and is thinking about where that lyric or melody takes them, in their mind.”

 

Since Hubbard and Kelley built a strong foundation of friendship before starting to pursue their musical dreams as a duo, their passion for fun and enthusiasm for life is reflected in their music. Hubbard added that they bring the same energy to their live performances, as well.

 

“We play pretty rocking country – fresh, feel good, party songs,” he said. “I think that's where we are at right now in our lives, just living it up and having a party on stage every night. That's how we want to perform. You can definitely expect us to be drinking a few cold beers and making some new friends. Everyone loves a good time, and that's what we try to bring.”

 

Florida Georgia Line will be performing on June 27 at 8pm at the Grandstand in Kinetic Park. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Pharmasave, Palliser Pavilion, Innovation Credit Union, and Robertson Implements. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

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