Are the Florida Georgia Line Guys Related? They're Bro-Mates, If You Will
I've never been much of a country fan, but I can be swayed as long as the music bears a passing resemblance to pop. Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are about all I can handle — and also Kacey Musgraves, because she's sassy — but I don't mind listening to a little Florida Georgia Line once in a while. After all, there are few things on this earth that are better than a Nelly remix, and I'm ashamed to say that "Cruise" made it on every single playlist I made two summers ago. I just have one question about these dudes, who seemingly spend an awful lot of time together: Are the guys from Florida Georgia Line brothers?
Sorry to disappoint you, but the answer is no — although I totally don't blame you if you were fooled by their similar looks. As it turns out, Florida Georgia Line is made up of two totally unrelated guys, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, and they have no blood lines in common. They have been friends for a long time, though, and the way Hubbard describes their meeting and the early days of their friendship when they were both students at Belmont University in Nashville, it sounds like they're probably soulmates. Bro-mates, if you will. Hubbard told Glamour,
Actually, we had a special connection right from when we met. During our very first song we knew there was something special there and just continued to write. We both had the same dreams and goals and wanted to do it together. It was a pretty instant connection, really a God thing, that's for sure. EHarmony really worked for us.
Eventually, these college BFFs ended up forming what is known as Florida Georgia Line (Kelley is from Florida and Hubbard is from Georgia) and would go on to release their first album, Here's to the Good Times, which would go on to hit number one on the Billboard country charts. Not too shabby, huh? It's too bad they're not actually related, because with that kind of success, they could totally go for a Partridge Family thing when they decide to retire.
And in case you're still a little fuzzy, let's make the distinction between these two right now.
This is Brian Kelley:
And this is Tyler Hubbard, who appears to have some sort of Harry Styles thing going on with his hair:
Those two men below? They do not exist on the same family tree.
Although if you squint hard enough, they could definitely pass as cousins. Are you guys sure you're not related?