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Concert review: Florida Georgia Line

There aren’t many country music concerts where you’ll hear covers of Eminem, Meghan Trainor and Wiz Khalifa songs. That’s why some purists won’t claim Florida Georgia Line as country. Some have labeled their music country-rap.

As my companion and I left the group’s Jan. 24 concert at Verizon Arena, we were entertained and appreciated the talents of the duo made up of Brian Kelley (Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (Georgia). However, we struggled as to what genre Florida Georgia Line fits. They aren’t really country, not really hip-hop, not really rock and not really pop. But maybe a combination of all? So, what is that called?

I’m not sure, but what I do know is that 12,846 fans — many were young girls clad in dresses and boots — were enjoying themselves. As was I. Florida Georgia Line’s sound is all party, and with beach balls flying through the crowd, the two played for more than an hour and included their chart toppers such as “Dirt,” “Get Your Shine On,” “Stay” and “This is How We Roll.”

The two kicked off the performance with an original song, “Sun Daze,” then dug in to the covers. Hubbard was spot on with his … Read more >