Florida Georgia Line Reveal New Album Details on ‘Good Morning America’
Florida Georgia Line showed up on ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday (Aug. 15) to reveal some details about their sophomore disc.
‘Anything Goes,’ which will be Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard’s follow-up to their multi-platinum debut album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times,’ is set for release on Oct. 14.
“You know what, this whole album is just … it’s kind of like ['Here's to the Good Times'] was for us, it’s just where we are at this point,” Kelley said on ‘GMA.’ “So we’re excited, we’re trying to step up our game, and we’re eager for you guys to hear it.”
The duo has a lot to live up to: ‘Here’s to the Good Times’ included five No. 1 singles. But the new album’s first single, ‘Dirt,’ has already made waves, breaking Taylor Swift‘s record for the most-added song in a week.
“It’s been a hell of a ride. The past couple years, we’re able to start seeing them clearly now. It all happened so fast, and it’s cool to start reminiscing and looking back at some pictures,” Kelley says. “That’s also affected the album: reminiscing and looking at all the good times that ‘Here’s to the Good Times’ allowed us to have.”
Hubbard says ‘Anything Goes’ has plenty of potential hits on it too.
“Honestly, it’s hard to pick one I’m more pumped about than the next,” he says. “All of them have their own flavor, their own taste, and all serve their purpose. They fit their slot on the record, and it’s fun to listen to all the songs and not want to skip one. That’s one of our goals when we’re recording — slam an album full of singles and make people want to listen to every song.”
Fans will have to wait a little longer to hear the new material, though. When Florida Georgia Line took the ‘GMA’ stage in Central Park, they performed ‘Dirt,’ as well as ‘This is How We Roll’, ‘Cruise’ and ‘Round Here.’
“We’re trying to step our game up,” Kelley explains. “We’ve got a couple of awesome songs that we’re pumped about everybody hearing. Can’t wait to get the new stuff out. It’s definitely gonna have evolved from record one, but it’s still going to have that FGL feel, but we’re going to take some chances here and there.”