The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to open another exhibition, this time for country duo Florida Georgia Line.
Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong will open on January 21, 2022 and run for almost a year until January 1, 2023. The exhibit will offer visitors an unprecedented view into the lives of FGL members Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, particularly how their relationship began and how the duo looked at incorporating cross-genre influences into their country songs.
“Florida Georgia Line has broadened the audience for country music and created some of the most popular recordings in the genre’s history embracing hip-hop and rock influences,” museum CEO Kyle Young said in a statement. Press.
“In less than a decade, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have had 25 singles that have achieved gold, platinum or multi-platinum status, with two of those singles – ‘Cruise’ and ‘Meant to Be’ – reaching the elite plateau of diamond sales certification. Very few artists in any genre accomplish this feat, even once. The museum is eager to explore music and career distinctive features of the duo in this special exhibition. “
Fans interested in visiting the exhibit can expect to find a number of personal items on display, including a saxophone that Hubbard played as a child, Kelley’s high school baseball cap he wore as part of the frame. Seabreeze Fighting Sandcrabs and even Hubbard’s first guitar – an acoustic Sigma DM-3.
In addition to memories of their formative years, Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong will also feature artifacts from their prolific careers, including prizes, costumes and instruments. Highlights include their Diamond Certification Award for “Cruise” issued by the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature acoustic guitar that Kelley strummed while writing the song.
“I still remember going to Country Q studio with BK [Brian Kelley] record ‘Cruise’ and feel like you’ve created something special, “says Hubbard.” And I’ll never forget when BK said, ‘We’re going to sell a million copies of this song.’ I thought he was aiming for the stars then! Neither of us had any idea what would happen next. “
He continues, “Being chosen for an exhibition is the ultimate honor as an artist, and we cannot thank the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum enough. in this blessing with all who have supported us along the way. “
The importance of being honored with your own exhibition is also not lost on Kelley.
“… It’s really mind-blowing. We’re both dreamers and we always strive to go big,” he says. “The fact that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now features our Mad Race is surreal and humiliating. I couldn’t be more excited about this exhibition and being able to relive every step of our journey. Here are the good times! “
Hubbard and Kelley will both be on-site at the museum’s CMA Theater on February 6 to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. Along with talking about the artifacts in the exhibit and the personal stories behind them, the duo are expected to perform a few songs. Tickets for this event go on sale December 10.
More information on Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong is available on the museum website official site.
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