Watch Florida Georgia Line’s Energetic Backstreet Boys Cover
Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots tour kicked off May 12th in Tupelo, Mississippi, bringing hits like their current single “H.O.L.Y.” plus unreleased music from the duo’s forthcoming third album to the masses. Included near the end of their set is a medley of their favorite hits from the Nineties that features the Backstreet Boys’ 1997 hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
The brief video above from their May 19th stop in Rapid City, South Dakota opens with Brian Kelley explaining that Backstreet Boys were the first show he ever attended, followed by a self-aware “Big surprise!” Tyler Hubbard notes that one of his first CDs was Backstreet Boys. All this is a setup for this portion of the medley, so they break into Max Martin and Denniz PoP’s opening chant and are immediately joined by the crowd’s responding “Yeah” melody. Their band adds a more rock & roll arrangement, but there’s still enough groove for Kelley and Hubbard to move around the stage. Other songs in their medley at recent shows include Toby Keith’s “Wish I Was a Cowboy,” Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” and House of Pain’s “Jump Around.”
FGL’s Dig Your Roots tour, with guests Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Kane Brown, will roll through the summer with numerous amphitheater dates. Their next engagement is the Country 500 Festival on May 28th at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway.