Florida Georgia Line to Headline May 14 C Spire Live Concert at Baptist Health Systems Campus in Madison
FGL’s live performance will pair contemporary country act with performers Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and newcomer Kane Brown as part of the group’s 2016 “Dig Your Roots” Tour
Madison, Miss. (January 29, 2016) – Florida Georgia Line, the mega-popular country music duo, will be the featured headliner artists in a special C Spire Live mid-May concert at the Baptist Health Systems campus in Madison.
Dubbed “C Spire Live,” the May 14 concert sponsored by C Spire and presented by Baptist FastPass will also feature contemporary country music artists Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and newcomer Kane Brown who are supporting acts for the group’s new 36-city, three-country “Dig Your Roots” international Tour.
Tickets for the 6 p.m. concert, which will be held in a large open field at Baptist Health Systems campus just off Highland Colony Parkway near Highway 463 in Madison, go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 through Ticketmaster. Tickets are $65 each for general admission and $135 each for a limited number of premium VIP passes, which offer parking and special access to an exclusive experience tent sponsored by Nokia in a fenced area near the stage with complimentary food and beverages provided by The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Since their debut in 2012, FGL have become one of the biggest success stories in contemporary country music. The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley met in 2008 through a campus worship group at Belmont University. They partnered up in 2010 and released their first full-length album “Here’s to the Good Times” in December 2012. The album was an instant success, launching multiple No. 1 hits, including ‘Get Your Shine On,’ ‘Stay’ and ‘Round Here.’ The lead single, ‘Cruise,’ was an overnight crossover smash hit and became the best-selling digital country song of all time, launching the duo into superstardom.
FGL released their much-anticipated second album, “Anything Goes,” in October 2014 featuring the chart-topping singles ‘Dirt’ and ‘Sun Daze.’ Hubbard and Kelley’s music has won multiple industry awards from the Country Music Association, Billboard and the Academy of Country Music.
This is the third major music concert hosted by C Spire in Madison County. In 2013, Darius Rucker, the former front man for Hootie and the Blowfish, rocked the stage with tracks off his True Believers album. Last year, Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, was the featured headliner artist during a special Memorial Day weekend concert.
City and company officials said they are looking forward to bringing more top-caliber entertainment to Madison. “We’re proud to partner with C Spire to host some of the best country music entertainment around and excited to provide these type of premium quality-of-life experiences for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
“We’re pleased to partner with Baptist Health Systems, the city of Madison and Nokia to bring Florida Georgia Line and some of the best country music performers to our state, which has a long, rich tradition as the birthplace of America’s music,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire.
Richmond said industry research, including Nielsen’s Soundscan, CMA and Billboard, all show that country music continues to be the most popular format in the U.S. today among all age groups and listeners with over 100 million fans. “Folks around here are passionate about their sports and their music – so providing opportunities for them to enjoy some of the best entertainment around is another way for us to engage with music fans throughout the region,” he added.
For more details on the C Spire Live concert featuring Florida Georgia Line, visit the C Spire Live website at www.cspire.com/concert.
About Florida Georgia Line
Fueled with four scorching consecutive #1 hits – GOLD-certified “Anything Goes,” “Sippin’ On Fire” and “Sun Daze” and 2X PLATINUM-certified “Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line has released “Confession,” the final single from their GOLD-certified sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville). With the project's #1 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts, music critics and fans alike have embraced the superstar duo’s fresh sound. FGL scored two fan-voted AMA wins for Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Duo or Group as well as picking up their third straight win for CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year. They were recently honored for the third time during the acclaimed CMT Artists of the Year special. In addition to racking up a plethora industry awards, FGL has collaborated across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo. Closing out an epic 2014 topping four of Billboard’s year-end charts and leading Forbes “30 Under 30” list, the accolades continue to pour in: FGL brought home two ACM Awards – their second consecutive Vocal Duo of the Year title and Vocal Event of the Year (“This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan) – a CMT Music Award for Duo Video of the Year (“Dirt”) and Billboard Music Awards Top Country Artist. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling over 23 million tracks worldwide off their 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and GOLD-certified ANYTHING GOES. Their highly anticipated third studio album is slated for release in 2016. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL recently formed publishing company Tree Vibez Music, whose moniker was aptly inspired by Kelley’s custom treetop recording studio built by Pete Nelson for the hit show Treehouse Masters. Beginning in March 2016, the talented pair will hit the road headlining their highly anticipated DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. The group will be joined by country stars Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, and Kane Brown. For more on FGL, visit www.FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gbps broadband consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of IP Voice, enterprise grade dedicated Internet access, cloud and commercial data services for businesses. For more information, go to www.cspire.com.