Tyler Hubbard has enjoyed a smooth seque from being half of duo Florida Georgia Line to being a hitmaking solo artist. But that wasn't always the plan once his former partner, Brian Kelley, told him he wanted to pursue a solo career.
At the time, Tyler tells us he planned to stay in Nashville and focus on writing songs. “I really liked the idea of being a stay-at-home songwriter, you know, and working the 11-to-4 and I've always been envious of guys who just stay in town and write and thought, 'Wow, that must be nice.' So I did that and did some features here and there and just was having fun with writing, and six or eight months into that I realized quickly and with the help of conversations with people that I trusted and some close friends and being like, 'Okay, I could do this and I think I wanna do this.'”
Tyler's debut solo single, “5 Foot 9,” has already topped the charts while its followup, “Dancin' In The Country,” hovers just outside the Top 20 at Country radio. The song was co-written by Keith Urban, among others.