Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Earns Nomination for Best Collaboration at MTV Video Music Awards

Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Earns Nomination for Best Collaboration at MTV Video Music Awards

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line earned a 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Collaboration for their joint effort with Bebe Rexha on “Meant to Be.”

FGL and Bebe face off against five other collaborative nominees, including Bruno Mars/Cardi B (“Finesse”), The Carters (“APES**T”), Jennifer Lopez/DJ Khaled/Cardi B (“Dinero”), Logic/Alessia Cara/Khalid (“1-800-273-8255”) and N.E.R.D/Rihanna (“Lemon”). Voting is now open. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards take place on Aug. 20 in New York City.

“Meant to Be,” which as was co-penned by Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller, David Garcia and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase chart in April.

“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” says Tyler. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”

The tune has also resided atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 33 weeks, which is the second longest reign in the 59-year history of the chart, behind only Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” (34 weeks).

“It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire,” says Brian. “Its message is a positive one and [that’s] why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it. We can’t thank country radio enough for all of the support.”

In the only other country-related nominee from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, “Say Something” by Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton earned a Best Direction (Arturo Perez Jr) nomination.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell