Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Makes History on the Charts

Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” Makes History on the Charts

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line are reclaiming their title with some help from Bebe Rexha.

FGL and Bebe’s smash hit, “Meant to Be,” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for the 34th week, which ties Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” for the all-time record. The 59-year-old Billboard Hot Country Songs chart blends streaming, airplay and sales data.

“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.”

FGL’s “Cruise” owned the record before Sam’s “Body Like a Back Road” broke it in 2017. “Meant to Be” was co-penned by Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller, David Garcia and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard.

“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.”

If “Meant to Be” can stay on top for one more week, Tyler, Brian and Bebe will have the record all to themselves.

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart All-Time Record

1. “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt — 34 weeks (2017)
1. “Meant to Be” – Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha – 34 weeks (2018)
3. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line – 24 weeks (2012)
4. “Walk On By” – Leroy Van Dyke – 19 weeks (1961)
5. “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line – 18 weeks (2016)
6. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett 17 weeks – (2015)
7. “Love’s Gonna Live Here” – Buck Owens – 16 weeks (1963)

photo by Jason Simanek

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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