Florida Georgia Line will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville with a new exhibit about their music and career in January. Florida Georgia Line: Mix Hard will open on Friday, January 21 and run for a full year until January 1, 2023.
Museum CEO Kyle Young notes, “Florida Georgia line expanded country music’s audience and created some of the most popular recordings in the genre’s history by embracing hip-hop and rock influences. In less than a decade, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have had twenty-five singles reaching gold, platinum or multi-platinum status, with two of those singles – “Cruise” and “Meant to Be” – reaching the elite platter of diamond sales. certification.
“Very few artists of any genre accomplish this feat just once,” Young continues. “The museum looks forward to exploring the duo’s distinctive music and career in this special exhibit.”
Mix hard will tell the story of how Hubbard and Kelley met in college, their emergence in 2012 with the diamond-certified hit “Cruise,” and the duo’s incredible unbroken success. The exhibit will include instruments, awards, stage and screen costumes, and personal artifacts.
Items to be featured in the exhibit include:
A serape that Kelley wore in Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 music video for “HOLY”;
The Selmer Bundy II saxophone that Hubbard played as a child;
Hubbard’s Alvarez AD-60SC guitar, which he customized and played early in the duo’s career;
A Diamond Certification Award from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) for “Cruise”;
A note from Hubbard’s high school classmates and teachers wishing him luck in his music career in Nashville;
A cap that Kelley wore when he played on his high school baseball team, the Seabreeze Fighting Sandcrabs;
Kelley’s Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature acoustic guitar, which Kelley used to write “Cruise” and other hits;
Racing suits and helmets that Hubbard and Kelley wore in the 2016 music video for “May We All” (feat. Tim McGraw);
Sets worn by the duo on the cover of their 2019 album I can’t say I’m not country;
Hubbard’s first guitar, a Sigma DM-3 acoustic guitar, which he acquired in fourth grade
“Being chosen for an exhibit is the ultimate honor as an artist, and we can’t thank the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum enough,” says Hubbard. “I look forward to the opening, when we can step back and enjoy this blessing with everyone who has supported us along the way.”
Kelley adds, “We’re both dreamers and always striving to go big. To have the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now showcasing our wild ride is surreal and humbling. I couldn’t be more excited about this exhibit and being able to relive every step of our journey. Long live the good times!”
The duo will take part in a conversation and performance at the museum’s CMA Theater at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. to talk about their career and the stories behind the objects of Mix hard. Tickets will be available at CountryMusicHallofFame.org Friday (December 10).