Florida Georgia Line’s new album is ‘Dig Your Roots.’ The country music duo return with a third album with buzzworthy collaborations and the critics are weighing in. Here’s a roundup of reviews.
Florida Georgia Line — comprised of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, respective natives of those states — burst onto the scene a few years ago with their debut ‘Cruise’ whose remix version with Grammy winning rapper Nelly went on to become an international smash hit. It also made history for remaining at No. 1 on the Billboard on Hot Country Songs for 24 weeks.
Years later, the duo is going strong, having escaped the possible scourge of one-hit-wonder even as they’re often credited for the rise of “bro country” a sub-genre that’s been polarizing to say the least.
This time around, they continue their genre-stretching collaborations. The track “Life Is a Honeymoon” features Grammy winning reggae icon Ziggy Marley. There’s been much buzz over ‘God, Your Mama, And Me’ which features Backstreet Boys. The duo, currently on their Dig Your Roots Tour in support of the new album have been covering the iconic boy band’s 1997 smash hit ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ in live concerts. So it was a natural progression to collaborate on a song much to the delight of fans, as the worlds of bro country and boy bands coalesce.
In a behind-the-scenes Instagram video, said of the song, “God, Your Mama, and Me’ is just such a well-written song. A song that when we heard it, we fell in love with it. We never really heard it said that way, you know, and heard it put that way, but it’s so true and that’s how we felt about our wives and just naturally drawn to that song.”
Now as the album arrives in full, here’s what the critics are saying.
“…. And the heart of Dig Your Roots isn’t Saturday-night revelry, it’s Sunday morning; songs about loving God, your dear old dad, your wife and kids, and, on the appealingly burly title track, all of the above……” — Rolling Stone
“…. Florida Georgia Line showcase their maturity throughout Dig Your Roots but they never waver from what fans know and love about them. The party anthems and beach hangs remain, but so does their respect for their wives and their hopes to continue building a strong family. On Dig Your Roots, Hubbard and Kelley maintain the fun but also show a surprising depth that is more than welcomed…..” –Sounds Like Nashville
Check back for more reviews as they arrive. And in the meantime, check out Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Dig Your Roots’ album cover art and music videos below!
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