Florida Georgia Line They are one of the greatest acts of superstars in today's country music, but they were new faces in the genre in 2013, when the country queen then reigned Taylor Swift he reached them unexpectedly on the stage.
In a recent episode of The secret history of country music, we came back to those early days when FGL's debut single, "Cruise," was a recent hit number one. When the duo performed at the Country Radio Seminar in 2013 as part of the New Faces of Country Music showcase, Swift – which was at the height of her career as the country's greatest music artist – he joined them for a surprise appearance of the guest on the single career.
This is just one of the Taste of Country stories revisited in the new video series The secret of country music, which brings fans into some of the craziest and little known stories about their favorite artists and songs. Did you know that one of the songwriters who became rich with the success of "Cruise" and launched his career initially hoped that someone else would record the song? And imagine if it had remained in its original form – like a ballad? That could have been a completely different story for Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
Click on the video above to get the internal scoop on "Cruise" and make sure to keep an eye every Monday for a new episode of The secret history of country music. Guest of Taste of Country News Ania Hammar gives a deeper look at some hidden stories in country music. Garth Brooks is the subject of an episode, e Carrie Underwood it was also presented. Miranda Lambert is among the artists yet to come, so be sure to do it subscribe to the YouTube channel of Taste of Country to never miss a new episode.
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