Florida Georgia Line performs closing present after asserting break

Florida Georgia Line has reached the top of its line.

Nation stars Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, who comprise the Grammy-nominated duo, performed their closing present collectively Wednesday on the Minnesota State Honest, the place they thanked the gang of 11,700 for his or her success and “the closing of an incredible chapter.”

“This is our last official concert as Florida Georgia Line,” Hubbard mentioned when he greeted the gang, Minnesota’s Star Tribune reported. “Let’s see what we got left in the tank.”

“You’ve enabled us to chase this crazy dream of writing songs and playing shows and hoping somebody will show up to listen, so thank you guys,” he added, in response to Consequence of Sound. “It’s very exciting for us to look at what’s ahead, see what’s next. And the next chapter ahead is very exciting, but we wanna celebrate this chapter with you guys.”

The Star Tribune mentioned that the “good-timey duo” gave one another high-fives and brotherly smiles through the grandstand set, however made it “hard to see their goodbyes as anything more than them putting on another act.”

Representatives for the band didn’t instantly reply Friday to The Occasions’ request for remark.

Kelley (the Florida half of the duo) and Hubbard (the Georgia half) introduced in February that they “are taking a break from recording our music,” telling People who they’re “not going our separate ways” however are “being artists.”

“And so a couple years back, we started writing without each other and trying different writers, and now we’re both doing that with our music,” Kelley mentioned on the time.

The companions fashioned the band in 2010. They launched their debut single, “Cruise,” in 2012 and launched 5 studio albums, amassing a handful of ACM, CMA, CMT Music and Billboard Music awards alongside the way in which. In 2019, their group efficiency “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha was nominated for a Grammy Award.

The singer-songwriters have since launched solo careers. Kelley debuted a solo album, “Sunshine State of Mind,” in 2021 and “American Spirit” this 12 months. He’ll additionally resume the second wave of his Surf Submit Periods Tour in Florida on Friday. Hubbard has recorded the only “Undivided” with Tim McGraw, in addition to the only “5 Foot 9″ from his recently released album “Dancin’ in the Country.”

Rumors of a rift between the bandmates have been percolating for years, reportedly sparked by their diverging political opinions. Whereas Hubbard downplayed that, he additionally shared that they went to remedy collectively.

In 2020, the artists had a publicly documented disagreement concerning the presidential election. Kelley hinted at assist for President Trump whereas Hubbard has been vital of the previous chief. In the meantime, Hubbard and his spouse, Hayley, publicly expressed assist for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and each unfollowed Kelley on Instagram as a result of they didn’t need to see his posts concerning the polarizing election.

“I unfollowed BK for a few days while we were in the middle of this election and everything going on,” Hubbard instructed SiriusXM’s Exit 209 that November. “And I even called him and told him, I said, ‘Hey buddy, I love you. And I love you a lot more in real life than on your Stories right now. That’s why I’m unfollowing you. Nothing personal. I still love you. You’re still my brother.’

“I just didn’t want to see it every time I opened Instagram,” he added. “And so it wasn’t a big deal.”