Popular Group Played Its Last Show *Ever* Right Here in Minnesota
They've been making music for over 10 years now, but this hugely popular group likely just played its last show...ever... in Minnesota earlier this summer.
The Minnesota State Fair has hosted a TON of incredible artists during its Grandstand Series over the years. But something happened during the Fair's 2022 run back in August that might just be a first at the Great Minnesota Get-Together: the last concert of the popular country group, Florida Georgia Line.
Florida Georgia Line (FGL as they're known by their fans) is a group that is made up of Brian Kelly and Tyler Hubbard. And, since they had their first hit back over 12 years ago, they've become one of the most popular country groups around, as their website notes:
Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X-PLATINUM breakout “Cruise,” GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) and holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with 8X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, the global superstars have tallied 9.3+ billion streams, exceeded 33.6 million track downloads, sold more than 4.6 million albums worldwide, and scored 16 #1 singles.
However, FGL announced back in 2021 that the group was going to put things on hold for awhile while the guys pursued various solo projects. Is the group breaking up? Well, it seems like it-- but FGL says it's more accurate to say they're 'taking a break,' as this CountryNow story noted.
FGL did book 12 tour dates for 2022, one of which was in our neck of the woods, back at Country Fest in Cadott, WI, earlier this summer. But when FGL took the grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get-Together on Wednesday, August 31st we know now it was their last... ever. Well, at least for right now, anyway.
While the group does not appear to have any other tour dates planned right now, I'm guessing we might see a 'reunion' tour from the guys sometime down the road. Tyler Hubbard was in Minnesota recently, opening for the final date of Keith Urban's 'Speed of Now' World Tour at the Xcel Energy Center and he referenced how it was appropriate that Minnesota was the site of Keith's last tour date because it was also the location of FGL's last show ever.
Both Tyler and Brian explained more about their decision in the video they posted to their social pages back in early 2021.
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