MEET 2018 Y LIVE HEADLINER, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Y Live is excited to welcome Florida Georgia Line to Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium this August 11, 2018 with special openers Morgan Wallen and Chris Higbee.
ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
Redefining what’s possible in Country music, global superstars Florida Georgia Line continue to push full-throttle into uncharted territories with history-making collaborations, fresh entrepreneurial ventures and bold new music while currently in the studio. Crushing record-breaking milestones, the MULTI-PLATINUM duo has heavy-hitting spotlights on Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” (#1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 20 straight weeks), Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s “Let Me Go” (ft. watt), Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” and The Chainsmokers’ “Last Day Alive.” Fueling their groundbreaking momentum, FGL’s 2016 PLATINUM-certified album, DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records), delivered three consecutive #1 smashes: 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.” and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys) which was their 13th #1 overall as artists. THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 marked their first time headlining select sold-out stadium dates – featuring special guests Backstreet Boys, with critics’ reviews boasting: “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive” (MusicRow Magazine). With over 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums sold worldwide, the top-shelf entertainers remain the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. As true visionaries, their innovative endeavors also include their newly announced multifaceted compound in Nashville: Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree Vibez Music, and meet + greet, plus FGL HOUSE. In addition to their supercharged music festival appearances this year, FGL will kick off the inaugural FGL Fest with a concert inside Turn 4 of the historic oval during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend on September 8. Visit: http://floridageorgialine.com/
About Morgan Wallen:
Morgan Wallen’s “addictive” (Morning Hangover) new single “Up Down,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, is catapulting up the Country radio airplay charts and has earned high praise from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more. With more than 136 million streams to his credit, the engaging entertainer was named to CMT’s LISTEN UP “18 for 2018” class of newcomers and sharpened his performance skills opening for superstars including FGL and label mate Chris Lane. He’s currently on the road for his first headlining trek – the UP DOWN TOUR. Also an in-demand songwriter, Wallen has co-penned hits for A Thousand Horses, Dustin Lynch, and Kane Brown, as well as Jason Aldean’s sultry Top 5 “You Make It Easy.” His five-song EP THE WAY I TALK (2016) features Top 30 debut single “The Way I Talk,” that made its mark on Spotify’s popular Wild Country, New Boots and New Music Friday playlists. Born in Sneedville, Tenn. (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a star on the baseball diamond, attended the same high school as Country superstar Kenny Chesney, and has deep roots in the church. With a Hard Rock-loving preacher for a father and a mother who couldn’t get enough Country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the tender age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of Country, Rock and Hip-Hop. His debut album IF I KNOW ME, produced by award-winning studio whiz Joey Moi, will be released April 27 on Big Loud Records.
For more about Morgan Wallen, visit www.morganwallen.com.
About Chris Higbee:
Chris Higbee grew up a farm boy with a musical curiosity and a diligent mother and father. That curiosity quickly became a passion that drove his dreams. “Fiddles Rock,” the first track on Higbee’s new album, tells that story and was inspired by his late father. It was co-written with Higbee’s producer Tommy Harden and Don Rollins (“It’s Five O’clock Somewhere”). Chris founded the Poverty Neck Hillbillies (PNH) in 2000; delivering uniquely wild and energetic concerts across the country on stages, rooftops and anything else Higbee could fathom a way to play from! PNH performed for seven years before disbanding, acquiring an international fan base, distributing two records and releasing a No. 2 nationally rated video, “Mr. Right Now,” starring “Big Ben” Roethlisberger starting quarter back of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “When I was a boy, all I ever wanted was to sport a fancy coat, pick and sing…I put a fiddle in my hand and started a band”… Chris is now performing as a solo artist and currently promoting the self-titled album “Chris Higbee” with singles such as, “Write to Me,” a song written to his wife who served overseas in Iraq, and was deployed immediately after exchanging wedding vows. VISIT WWW.CHRISHIGBEE.COM FOR UPDATED DATES AND LOCATIONS
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