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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, BACKSTREET BOYS, NELLY And CHRIS LANE

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE GO BIG FOR SMOOTH TOUR, ADDING BACKSTREET BOYS AND FIRST-EVER STADIUM SHOWS

NELLY And CHRIS LANE Will Also Join Electrifying Stadium Stops In Boston, Minneapolis And Chicago

DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR Keeps Rolling; FGL Earns Five ACM Nominations

FGL's THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017



Nashville, Tenn. (March 7, 2017) – For the first time in their red-hot career, superstar country duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will headline their own stadium concerts in 2017 – and they’re adding pop idols BACKSTREET BOYS to the bill.
As part of THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017’s exhilarating crossover lineup with the Diamond-selling, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop icon NELLY and breakout country star CHRIS LANE, BACKSTREET BOYS will join FGL for three of the most buzzworthy must-see shows this summer, taking place at Boston’s Fenway Park on July 7, Minneapolis’ Target Field on July 29, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 12.
The genre-defining boy band is featured on FGL’s tender new single “God, Your Mama, And Me,” currently making its way up the Country radio airplay charts as the third release from the duo’s chart-topping BMLG Records’ album, DIG YOUR ROOTS, which has already produced back-to-back #1s with “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw). The “God, Your Mama, And Me” music video – complete with candid footage of each group member’s real-life love story – is available now.
News of the electrifying new stadium dates was revealed today (3/7) on ABC’s Good Morning America and included a ticket giveaway for the first round of lucky fans. Fans nationwide can enter for a chance to win a trip to their choice of one of the three stadium stops, courtesy of proud tour sponsor Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers.
Sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and presented by Old Camp Whiskey, THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 kicks off June 2 in Austin, Texas. Live Nation is the official promoter of the tour and details on ticket sales for the new stadium shows will be revealed soon.
Meanwhile, FGL’s 2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR is on the road now through May 6, featuring Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane, plus Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese and Morgan Wallen on select dates. Crisscrossing North America with sold out stops from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Quebec, Canada, and everywhere in between, the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR has already garnered rave reviews from a wide range of press outlets:
"Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.”
MusicRow Magazine
"For a good time, call Florida Georgia Line." – The Des Moines Register
"… Hubbard and Kelley left no doubt as to why they are the kings of country music."
The Buffalo News
“… the duo’s energy and charisma stretched to the venue's furthest points." – The Tennessean
"Florida Georgia doubles the fun.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Tyler and BK made sure the sold out crowd had an unforgettable night, and they succeeded.”           – iHeartRADIO
Citi® is the official credit card of the DIG YOUR ROOTS and SMOOTH TOURS. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. local prior to the general public onsale. For complete details, visit citiprivatepass.com.
FGL has earned five nominations at the upcoming 52nd ACM Awards – Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (DIG YOUR ROOTS), Single of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”), Vocal Duo of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year (“May We All” featuring Tim McGraw). Taking place for the first time in Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile Arena, the star-studded event will air live April 2 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. The duo has previously won six ACM Awards.
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, visit floridageorgialine.com.
About Florida Georgia Line:
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
About Backstreet Boys:
For 24 years the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. With countless #1s, record-setting tours, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. In 2013, BSB celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of the album IN A WORLD LIKE THIS, which saw the group receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, perform for the President of the United States, and make an unforgettable appearance in the Seth Rogen hit film This Is the End. Due to the overwhelming demand, the IN A WORLD LIKE THIS world tour was extended multiple times, amounting to what became the group’s biggest tour in over 10 years. On March 1, 2017, BSB kicked off their Las Vegas residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life,” the fastest selling residency in Vegas history. www.backstreetboys.com.
About Nelly:
Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history with 21 million albums sold in the United States while Billboard referred to Nelly as the number three Top Artist of the Decade. Nelly’s COUNTRY GRAMMAR album and his song "Cruise" with FGL, both achieved Diamond status in 2016, making him one of six rappers to achieve such status. Along with starring in another season of top rated Real Husbands of Hollywood and filming the second season for Nellyville, Nelly also added sports commentator in 2016 to his list of accomplishments with Fox Sports which makes him one of few actors with three television shows airing at one time. Nelly was featured in a unique opportunity to perform alongside the country’s most prestigious orchestras including St. Louis, Columbus and Pittsburgh garnering great reviews. Some of his biggest hits include: “Hot in Here,” “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland], “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Just a Dream,” “Cruise,” “The Fix” sampling Marvin Gaye, and summer sixteens dance anthem “Millionaire” with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm. The music mogul has also left his mark in other aspects of the industry, sustaining his hugely successful women’s clothing line, Apple Bottoms, and he is part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats with Michael Jordan. Currently he supports Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry while Nelly himself provides scholarships. 
www.nelly.net.
About Chris Lane:
Chris Lane continues to turn heads with “For Her,” catapulting his devoted second single to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Songs chart following a special performance on season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor. The follow-up to his #1, GOLD-certified smash debut “Fix” – claiming over 30 million streams on Spotify and 7.4 million views on Vevo – both songs are featured on his Big Loud Records debut album, GIRL PROBLEMS, produced by superstar studio ace Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line). Gaining recognition for his jaw-dropping falsetto vocals mixed with a smooth R&B-meets-country vibe, Lane was named one of MusicRow Magazine’s 2017 Next Big Thing Artists and is nominated for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist and ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year. Lane’s profile is on the rise thanks to his national TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers and shout-outs from massive industry names like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Selena Gomez, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Daughtry and more. The Kernersville, NC, native has landed coveted opening slots on tours with Dustin Lynch and Rascal Flatts, and is now igniting fans nationwide on Florida Georgia Line’s 2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR.
www.iamchrislane.com.
About Advance Auto Parts:
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of December 31, 2016, Advance operated 5,062 stores and 127 WORLDPAC branches and employed 74,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.advanceautoparts.com.
About Old Camp Whiskey:
Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is a smooth whiskey created by country duo Florida Georgia Line as the ultimate start to any party. Old Camp is blended using American whiskey aged for a minimum of two years in white American oak barrels with a No. 3 char and infused with Southern peach and pecan flavors. Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey is 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume) and is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide. For more information, please follow Old Camp Whiskey on Facebook and Instagram at @oldcampwhiskey or visit www.oldcampwhiskey.com.

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