Country duo Florida Georgia line has split after playing their final show in Minnesota this week.
Breakup rumors have been swirling about the country duo since a very public spat in 2020. Tyler Hubbard has been a vocal critic of former President Trump. Meanwhile, Brian Kelley swung his support in the other direction. The kerfuffle in 2020 resulted in Hubbard unfollowing his duo partner for a few days.
“I unfollowed Brian Kelley for a few days while we were in the middle of this election and everything going on,” Hubbard said. Tyler Hubbard also missed the 2020 CMA Awards, where the duo was nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. In 2021, Brian Kelley released his first solo album called Sunshine State of Mind while Tyler Hubbard worked with Tim McGraw on the single, “Undivided.”
Florida Georgia Line thanked the people at their Minnesota show for the support. “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,” Kelley and Hubbard told the crowd at the Minnesota State Fair. “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.”
At the end of playing “Cruise,” the song that launched their careers in 2012, both Hubbard and Kelley hugged before exiting the stage on opposite sides. In a July 2022 appearance on the Bobby Bones podcast, Hubbard noted the duo only split because they both pursued their solo careers. He added that there is “no bad blood between the two of them.” Hubbard says the duo “might revisit getting back together 10 to 15 years down the line.”
Over the course of a decade, Florida Georgia Line released five albums and accrued over five million sales. Between 2012 and 2020, the duo achieved 13 #1 singles.