By Radio.com Staff
After earning multiple chart hits with songs from their debut Here’s to the Good Times, country duo Florida Georgia Line is back in full force with new album Anything Goes. In honor of the album’s release on Tuesday (Oct. 14), Florida Georgia Line is our Impact artist this week.
Anything Goes is an appropriate title for the album, representing the fun, open-minded spirit that the duo (Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) bring to their music.
As Hubbard told Radio.com during an interview in Nashville, when he and Kelley were putting Anything Goes together, they stuck “to the philosophy we always have.” Which is, to “be ourselves, write and record where we’re at.” So the 12 songs on this album, he said, really reflect “who we are and where we’re at.”
This “philosophy” runs through upbeat sing-along anthems like “Smoke,” “Smile” and “Bumpin’ in the Night” into the laid-back groove of “Sun Daze” and the more traditionally grounded country song “Dirt.”
The latter is the lead single from the album. Hubbard and Kelley didn’t write it (that credit belongs to Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson), but as Hubbard explained, “It’s one of those songs you feel so connected with the first time you hear it.”
That goes for whether you’re the ones singing it, or the people listening. “Dirt is a heavy influence on someone’s life, whether you grew up playing on it, working on it, growing something on it,” Kelley said, describing the wide appeal of the song. “Everybody can relate to it.”
The two Florida Georgia Line guys say that the album picks up where their debut left off.
“We didn’t set out to create anything but where we’re at,” Kelley said. “And I think this album naturally just kinda created itself. Songs came in at the last minute, we were still writing, still pushing for better songs, better moments. We just kept digging. And I think it’s turned into a really cool piece of work, when you listen to it all the way through. It’s a party nonstop, but it’s a pretty cool journey at the same time.”
It’s “another feel-good album that hopefully people will enjoy as much as the first one,” Hubbard said. “And roll the windows down and keep ‘Cruise’-ing.”
Anything Goes hits stores and digital outlets Oct. 14.
Anything Goes track list:
“Anything Goes” (Felix McTeigue, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman)
“Sun Daze” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley)
“Good Good” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley)
“Dirt” (Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson)
“Smile” (Chris DeStefano, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley)
“Sippin’ On Fire” (Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Cole Taylor)
“Smoke” (Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins)
“Bumpin’ The Night” (Bart Allmand, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson)
“Angel” (Rodney Clawson, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Ross Copperman)
“Confession” (Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins)
“Like You Ain’t Even Gone” (Chris Tompkins, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson)
“Every Night” (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley)