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Nielsen SoundScan has just released its mid-year figures and Florida Georgia Line along with its fans are surely ecstatic, knowing that FGL has made it to top 5 in both counts. Florida Georgia Line ranked Top 4 selling country album, with “Here’s to the Good Times” album sales of 393,000 to date. On the top 5, in respective order, are Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, and Miranda Lambert for “Platinum”. Top sales reached 642,000.
Florida Georgia Line was Top Selling Country Digital Song for “This is How We Roll”, with over 1.5 million sales to date. Joining the band, in respective order, are Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, and Keith Urban with 780,000 sales to date.
Florida Georgia Line has really captured the hearts and “ears” of musiclovers everywhere. People say that the band is truly a breath of fresh air on country music, causing major change after 2 decades of plateau.
The group’s song “Cruise” was a record breaker, being the first to race to the Top 20 position just after 14 weeks of release. That showed that Florida Georgia Line is here to make waves and make their own mark in country. Soon after, schedules would be busy for the band as tour dates started filling up and production for an EP was set into motion.
It was easy for the band to land a deal with Republic Nashvile as it already had almost 200,000 digital downloads to its name at the time. That is for the song “Cruise” which currently has over 1.5 million in sales. The song earned the band the number one spot on iTunes Country Singles Chart, paving the way for the band to join Luke Bryan for his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour” last year.
As for music genre, it is ofen a mix of bro-country, country pop, country rap, and country rock. The group is known to mix styles while remaining distinctly and recognizably country. Some loyal to traditional country music feel offended, however, most appreciate the group’s fresh take on country music.
Catch the group perform; florida georgia line tour details are found here.
In the News: Justin Moore
American country singer, Justin Cole Moore, has gone a long way in such a short time. From his first album release in 2009, his career in the music industry has been on a continuous rise.
Working under Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group, 3 albums are credited works of Justin. Justin Moore – 2009, Outlaws Like Me – 2011, and Off the Beaten Path -2013.
Justin draws in crowds and fans not only with his pure talent for country music but with a certain type of charisma that people just love about him. He is as sincere as anyone can get.
Country music themes have always dealt with real life issues. Throughout the years, lyrics and arrangements of country songs have evolved, refining and reinventing itself, yet, the basic thrust of country is ‘real life’. It must be essential for a country music artist to be able to impart song messages out of sincerity and integrity. The audience senses if the singer doesn’t know what he’s singing about. People like Justin who can really deliver songs with heart are way ahead of everybody else who just sings ignorantly.
Justin Moore is 2014 New Artist of the Year, a recognition given by the Academy of Country Music Awards early this year. Justin has background in rock, being in a rock band for some time after his junior year of high school. His music has blends of country rock and true southern ‘country charm and twang’. Indeed, it makes him a total package.
This June, Justin Moore has upcoming performances in Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, Los Angeles, and other parts of California. Other dates for Justin Moore tour are available here.
Set to perform also in California is Los Angeles ‘resident’ Daniel Tosh. Mostly known for his hosting job at “Tosh.O”, his shows mostly keep him around the area. As a stand-up comedian, Daniel has crossed barriers, reaching across a wide base of listeners. He has a habit of tackling controversial topics and has no hesitations about making eyebrow-raising comments. He’s been in trouble more than once. At one time, he needed to make a public apology due to mounting negative remarks about a performance he did in 2012. Daniel Tosh will be in Las Vegas, Hawaii, and San Francisco. Check here for more info on Daniel Tosh tour.
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