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After a full day of filming the music video for their new single "Get Your Shine On" in Mexico, Florida Georgia Line finally got the chance to unwind—by playing a concert on the beach of the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun.
FGL's Brian Kelley—the Florida half of the band—says the performance, even after an exhausting day of video work, is the easy part. "That’s what we live for, man. Every day, you wait around to play for 25 minutes or an hour, and as soon as the lights go down, you can’t wait," Brian told Country Weekly over a preshow dinner at the Hard Rock's Brazilian steakhouse. "If we tried, I don’t think we could stay still or not sweat. Or not be passionate about it. Or not run around. We see people out there singing as hard as we are back to us. It’s like game on."
That was certainly true of last night's (Jan. 22) oceanside performance, which found FGL entertaining a beach full of contest winners—including CW's winners Patrick Morrison and his wife, Rosanne, from Rockford, Ill.—who heartily sang along with Brian and his duo partner, Tyler Hubbard, as they played cuts from their debut album, Here's to the Good Times. The loudest singalong, of course, came with the No. 1 single "Cruise." Fortunately, the song went off without a hitch for Brian, who revealed that he got clocked in the forehead by his own guitar after a show this weekend on Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries Tour, leaving a nasty gash.
"My guitar pack fell off its strap right before 'Cruise,' and I put it in my pocket. So it was hooked in my pocket to my guitar. The song gets done, we walk off the back ramp and I go to take my guitar off with one hand, and bam! Right into my head," he says sheepishly. "They covered it up with makeup [for the video shoot]."
Ah, the dangers of the road.
Look for more on Florida Georgia Line, their time in Cancun and the new video for "Get Your Shine On" on CountryWeekly.com and in a future issue of Country Weekly.