12 Reasons Why Florida Georgia Line Have Taken Over Country Music

The guys—Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley—have released a string of successful successful albums since they formed Florida Georgia Line in 2010.

The guys—Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley—have released a string of successful successful albums since they formed Florida Georgia Line in 2010.

The band is currently on the road headlining their second nationwide tour, which wraps up on May 8. Warning: These guys put on a super-hot show—literally. © Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Corbis
Their song “Cruise,”off 2012’s Here’s To The Good Times, lit the airwaves on fire.

Their song “Cruise,”off 2012’s Here’s To The Good Times, lit the airwaves on fire.

“Cruise” was so popular, it topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 24 weeks, making it the hottest country single in history. © Mike Blake/Reuters/Corbis
The guys credit some of their success to their love of taking risks.

The guys credit some of their success to their love of taking risks.

From partying on top of 16-wheelers in their “This Is How We Roll” video to hopping on stage in Santa costumes, Hubbard and Kelley consistently prove they don’t take themselves—or their fashion sense—too seriously. After all, nothing says “fun-loving, partiers” quite like cut-off Santa sleeves. © Harrison McClary/Reuters/Corbis
The bro-country buds love their fans so much, they created an entire cruise dedicated to partying with them. Really.

The bro-country buds love their fans so much, they created an entire cruise dedicated to partying with them. Really.

For fans who want to raise a red cup alongside Florida Georgia Line, all they need to do is book a spot on the band’s cruise, which travels from Miami to Mexico. This year’s This Is How We Cruise trip will feature three live performances from the pair, lots of booze and guaranteed fun in the sun. Grab your floaties and practice your backstroke, ’cause this ship sets sail in November. © Neal Nachman/Splash News/Corbis
Their single “Dirt” broke a record previously held by Taylor Swift and her pop break-up anthem “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Their single “Dirt” broke a record previously held by Taylor Swift and her pop break-up anthem “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

127 radio stations added their song into rotation during its first week of release, breaking Swift’s previously held record of 116 for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” © Smallpix/Splash News/Corbis
“Dirt” didn’t just break records—it also broke ground.

“Dirt” didn’t just break records—it also broke ground.

The pair flexed their philanthropic muscles when they pledged to raise $100,000 to help Habitat For Humanity build affordable, low-income housing last year through their Dirt Campaign. Talk about a groundbreaking initiative! © Debby Wong/Corbis
Their album Here’s To The Good Times sold a ton of copies.

Their album Here’s To The Good Times sold a ton of copies.

Since it’s 2012 release, the duo’s debut album has sold nearly 1.5 million copies. As if things couldn’t get any better, the album was certified double platinum last year. (That means the total is now over the 2 million mark.) Let the good times roll, indeed! © Debby Wong/Corbis
They’ve got some pretty talented friends.

They’ve got some pretty talented friends.

If you happen to judge someone based on the company they keep, then these guys are in luck. The two recruited their good buddy Luke Bryan to be part of the song “This Is How We Roll,” and have let the good times roll together on numerous occasions. © infusny-244/INFphoto.com/Corbis
Did we mention that Jason Aldean discovered their song “Black Tears” online?

Did we mention that Jason Aldean discovered their song “Black Tears” online?

Country superstar Jason Aldean found the song while he was browsing online and loved it so much that he made it part of his Night Train album. Turns out the Internet can help you find more than just cute baby animal pictures.! © Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Corbis
They kicked off the 2015 with a bang in Times Square.

They kicked off the 2015 with a bang in Times Square.

Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year than sharing a toast with Florida Georgia Line? The duo heated up a chilly night with their performances of “Cruise” and “This Is How We Roll.” © Carlo Allegri/Reuters/Corbis
Fans of all ages love them.

Fans of all ages love them.

The guys may be huge stars, but they love attending kid’s awards shows. While you won’t find any red cups on stage at these particular shows, you will find hundreds of screaming, young fans. © Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Corbis
The guys take the ACMs by storm.

The guys take the ACMs by storm.

The guys are nominated for “Entertainer Of The Year” award at the 2015 ACMs. A win would add yet another award to their ACM trophy collection of “Best New Artist,” “Best New Duo” and “Best Duo”—’cause that’s just how they roll. © Steve Marcus/Reuters/Corbis