Florida Georgia Line: "We Love Each Other Like Brothers"
It's that time of year again, and with the holidays comes the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert at Comerica Theatre on December 5. A staple in the Christmas season, and one of the more buzzed about events among Valley country fans, Almost Acoustic Christmas plans on beefing up the artists on the bill this year by featuring up-and-coming musicians Cole Swindell and Laura Bell Bundy, along with country-lifestyle-living good ol' boy Colt Ford and headlining superstars Florida Georgia Line.
"It's going to be the biggest party of the [season]," promises Brian Kelley, one half of FGL.
"I can't wait for everybody to see the production, because we have put a lot of time into it. We have lighting rigs that nobody else has, and video screens, and some other tricks up our sleeve. More than anything, just focus on the music. Any Florida Georgia Line fan knows what to expect at our show."
The music of FGL has spread like wildfire across the country in the last year with the release of their debut album Here's to the Good Times, and the Almost Acoustic Christmas event is one of several stop-offs on the band's first headlining tour. Few musicians can tell their story of success from the same perspective as FGL--their debut album is the first to have three consecutive singles rise to #1 on the charts for multiple weeks since Brooks & Dunn's debut album in 1991.
"We knew we had a special album, to be honest with you," says Kelley when asked about Here's to the Good Times going platinum. "We never put a number on it and said, 'it's going to do this or do that.' We just knew people would love it, because we did, and our fans are a lot like us. We wanted to make an album that represents Tyler [Hubbard] and me, where we come from and where we're at in life. Going platinum blew us away; that's definitely something that doesn't happen very often anymore. Our fans are amazing."