Poll: Florida Georgia Line – Love Them, or Hate Them?
From virtual anonymity this time last year, Florida Georgia Line have rocketed to overnight superstardom with their first full-length album, 'Here's to the Good Times.' But despite their massive popularity, they're not without their detractors.
Thanks in large part to the overwhelming success of their song 'Cruise,' Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are now everywhere you look. The song recently smashed an all-time Billboard chart record, due in no small measure to a re-mix featuring rapper Nelly.
But there's also a backlash that's starting to take shape, led by purists who say that Florida Georgia Line's brand of "hick-hop" is pure commercial drivel. One recent editorial even labeled their signature hit "the death of modern country music."
In a counter-editorial, another writer defended the duo, saying if you don't like their music, it's no big deal -- just listen to something else.
The duo are aware they're not everyone's taste -- and they're okay with it. “People are either gonna like it or not, and that’s up to them,” Hubbard tells Billboard. “We decided that if we’re real people and write from the heart, write from where we’re at, that people are drawn to that.”
He adds, “People can listen to this whole album and know who we are as people and where we are right now in our lives. We don’t really worry about what people are gonna think. We just do what we love, and it seems to be working out.”
So what do you think? Do you love them, or hate them? Vote in the poll below as often as once an hour, and don't forget to follow The Boot on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest country music news!