Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have had a lot of success over the years, and they owe a great deal of their inspiration to being married. The leading ladies in Brian and Tyler’s lives—Brittney and Hayley, respectively—have influenced their songs, especially the tunes from their current album, Dig Your Roots.
“Makes it easier. I think being married makes songwriting way easier,” says Brian, who married Brittney in 2013. “You know, you’re inspired 24/7 and it’s easy to go into a songwriting room when you’re married to the love of your life. Fortunately, Tyler and I are. We get to sing to them every night on the side of the stage and they travel with us. Their support is amazing.”
That inspiration could also get out of hand with the guys wanting to write about their wives just a little too much.
“Sometimes we have to focus not writing songs about them, ’cause it’s hard every day showing up with these other co-writers that are like, ‘Man, can we write something else?’ But no, it’s the coolest thing,” says Brian. “It’s the coolest life to live this life and to write songs for our ladies. I don’t know if it gets any countrier than that.”
FGL recently wrapped their Dig Your Roots Tour and are currently promoting their latest single, “May We All,” co-written by Rodney Clawson and Jamie Moore.
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