Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Looks Back on Record-Setting Single, “Meant to Be”

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Looks Back on Record-Setting Single, “Meant to Be”

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s 2017 collaboration, “Meant to Be,” spent a record-smashing 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2017/2018. The tune’s closest competitor on the all-time list is Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” which spent 34 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.

Co-penned by Bebe Rexha, Josh Miller, David Garcia and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, “Meant to Be” also topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart in April 2018, which netted FGL its 14th No. 1 single, while Bebe scored her first.

As FGL’s Tyler Hubbard told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the record-setting collaboration is a reminder to “think outside the box.”

“I think it’s just a reminder and an inspiration to think outside the box, you know?” says Tyler to Kix. “I mean, that was a very untraditional write for us. We were out in L.A. writing—writing with Bebe Rexha, who we didn’t even know at the time. She didn’t know who FGL was, and [we wanted] to be open-minded. I mean, you never know what’s gonna happen, you know? So that song is just a reminder of that. It’s very powerful. It’s amazing to see how it connects with the fans, and even, you know, country radio for all of the support. It’s just been unbelievable to see what that song has done.”

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart All-Time Record

1. “Meant to Be” – Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha – 50 weeks (2018)
2. “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt — 34 weeks (2017)

3. “Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line – 24 weeks (2012)

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