Everything We Know About Florida Georgia Line’s New Album, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’
First, there was Here's to the Good Times. Next, Anything Goes. After that, Dig Your Roots. And in 2019, we'll be able to add Can't Say I Ain't Country, Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album, to the list.
Many of the details about the upcoming album are still under wraps, but we've started gathering all of the information we can about the latest release coming from FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Here's everything we know (so far) about Florida Georgia Line's upcoming new album.
On Dec. 11, Florida Georgia Line revealed via Entertainment Tonight that their fourth studio album will be called Can't Say I An't Country.
"You can say a lot of things. You can call somebody a lot of different names and have a lot of different opinions, but at the end of the day, when it comes to me and Tyler, you can't say we ain't country," Kelley says of the album's title.
The Release Date
Can't Say I Ain't Country is due out on Feb. 15. After Hubbard shared the date with ET, a press release confirmed the news.
The Record Label
Like Here's to the Good Times, Anything Goes and Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line's new album will be released on the Republic Nashville label. The duo has been signed to the label, part of the Big Machine Label Group family, since the start of their career.
The Album Art
We don't have the cover art for the new album yet, but we'll add it as soon as we do!
No word officially on this album's producer, but in the past, FGL have worked with producer Joey Moi, who initially discovered the duo at a county fair.
The first single from Can't Say I Ain't Country is called "Simple." It was written by Hubbard and Kelley, along with Michael Hardy and Mark Holman, and it hints at the duo exploring some new directions. "Simple" borrows from folk and roots influences and fuses them with the high energy pop sensibilities we're used to from FGL. As Hubbard explains in a press release, "We are always wanting to push our sound forward and never make the same record twice."
"It's like one, two, three, just as easy as can be / Just the way you look at me, you make me smile / Ain't no need to complicate it / We both know that's overrated / We've been there, it's safe to say it ain't our style," goes the chorus of "Simple." "We're just simple like a six string / The way this world was meant to be / Like laugh and love, make a lot out of a little / It's just that simple, s-i-m-p-l-e, simple as can be / It's just that simple, s-i-m-p-l-e, simple as can be ..."
"Simple" is available for download on various streaming platforms.
In late October, Florida Georgia Line released "Talk You Out of It" as their second single from Can't Say I Ain't Country. They'd previously shared the new track in July, as a peek at their new music.
On the same day that they released the album's first single, "Simple," FGL also surprise-dropped another song. "Colorado" was the second track available to listen to from the duo's upcoming album, and it's about getting over a breakup through good friends who just happen to live in a state with legal ... self-medication.
"I've got friends from Colorado / I've got friends from Tennessee / So I've got something in a bottle / And I've got something from a seed," they sing in the chorus of "Colorado." "Since you said you didn't love me / Since you hung me out to dry / I've been drunk up in the Smokies / On a Rocky Mountain high."
We also know that the new FGL album will feature a collaboration with Jason Aldean, but it's not available for listening just yet. A song with Jason Derulo is also on the project, according to Kelley.
"A lot of the music is just kind of a throwback -- an FGL take on kind of what we grew up on, '90s country," Kelley tells ET. "It's a well-rounded album."
You'll likely be able to hear even more of the songs on FGL's upcoming album before it's release, because, as Hubbard tells Billboard, they plan on releasing a song or two each month until the release of the album. "Every song, we're really, really proud of -- from "Swerve," which has a kind of a different hip-hop feel, to a song called "People Are Different," an amazing life song," he says. True to his word, in early July, the duo shared "Talk You Out of It," and "Sittin' Pretty" in late August.
Florida Georgia Line are spending December performing at a residency in Las Vegas, Nev. Hubbard tells ET that he and Kelley will celebrate their new album, however, with a tour of the same name, "I think [starting] in May."
"We're excited to just kinda bring this new energy to our fans," he adds.
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