Florida Georgia Line Set for Billboard Touring Conference's 10th Anniversary Concert, 11/13
Sizzling breakout duo Florida Georgia Line will rock AEG Live's Best Buy Theater in New York on Nov. 13 when they perform a special anniversary benefit concert celebrating Billboard's 10th Annual Touring Conference & Awards. Opening the show will be country rocker Dallas Smith and new Big Loud Mountain artist Chris Lane, both of whom Florida Georgia Line has stepped up to mentor. The concert, presented by Citi, will benefit Musicians on Call- a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country. Doors open at 8:00pm and the show begins at 9:00pm.
"For me music equals healing," shares FGL's Brian Kelley. "We are huge supporters of the work that Musicians On Call does to bring music to hospital patients and are honored to be a part of this event." FGL's Tyler Hubbard adds, "We have been given so much this year and love to give back in any way that we can. Always trying to make it bigger than the music."
One of the most compelling artist development stories of the past year, Florida Georgia Line-Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, FL) and Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, GA)-will also take part in the Artist Development Case Study at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 14. A radio and retail smash out of the gate on their PLATINUM-certified Republic Nashville debut album, HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES, FGL will storm New York on their first headlining tour for three shows at Best Buy Theater, the first two having sold out in minutes.
"The Billboard Touring Conference is all about being on the cutting edge of what is happening in live music, and Florida Georgia Line is a perfect example of this. We are thrilled they and Citi will help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary," says Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming for touring. "I've seen in person the joy that Musicians On Call can bring to those who need it, so I cannot imagine a better cause to be associated with our 10th Anniversary Concert."