Florida Georgia Line will run through the State Fair

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 24, 2014 

The country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line will play the Washington State Fair on Monday, Sept. 15. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Singers/songwriters Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will bring their hit songs “Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” and “Stay” to Puyallup. Tickets are $90, $70, and $40 with reserved seating and include fair admission.

Tickets can be found on the Fair website, http://bit.ly/1fA17ej or by phone 888-559-3247 daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and a $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

In addition to the concert attendees can attend a Florida Georgia Line “Shine On” Pre-Show Party for $30, held in the Fair VIP Tent. The price includes a street taco bar and one drink. The event features a country DJ and line dancing from Steel Creek Whiskey Co.

Here’s more from today’s announcement:

Georgia-born Tyler Hubbard and Florida-born Brian Kelley each started playing guitar in high school. By the time they met at Belmont University, they knew their singing and songwriting had potential for great things to come. That premonition proved to be right.

Their first EP was released December 14, 2010, with all of the songs written by either Hubbard or Hubbard and Kelley. That six-song EP that featured songs “You’re Country” and “Now That She’s Gone” was followed May 15, 2012 with a second EP. A featured song on that EP featured “Cruise” and “Get Your Shine On.”

Two months later, and Republic Nashville signed the duo to a record contract, rapidly releasing Hubbard and Kelley’s first studio album, Here’s to the Good Times. The December 4, 2012 released album included breakthrough song, “Cruise,” which reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart less than two weeks later. The album’s second single, “Get Your Shine On” was release to radio January 21, 2013, and reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart. The third song released, “Round Here” also went to No. 1, as well as the fourth single, “Stay.” In June, the Platinum-certified album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

In their short career the duo has toured the United States as part of the Dirt Road Diaries Tour featuring Thompson Square and headlining Luke Bryan. Between 2012 and 2013, they also produced six music videos.

Hubbard and Kelley swept the 2013 music award circuit, named “New Artist of the Year” and “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards. They won top honors in two categories at the CMT Music Awards, “Duo Video of the Year” and “Breakthrough Video of the Year.” The Country Music Association Awards honored them with “Vocal Duo of the Year” and “Single of the Year” for “Cruise,” while the American Music Awards honored the duo with “Single of the Year” for the remix of “Cruise” featuring Nelly.

For more information on Florida Georgia Line, visit http://floridageorgialine.com/.

More acts will be announced in the coming months for the Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Visit www.thefair.com/concerts for updates, or sign up at www.thefair.com to receive email or text announcements prior to the concert on-sale dates.

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