Tyler Hubbard Talks Being A Solo Artist Amid Florida Georgia Line Split
On different pages? Amid speculation that Florida Georgia Line may be ready to part ways, founding member Tyler Hubbard frankly discussed pursuing a solo career.
“I think [personal expression is] definitely be part of it. But also, you mentioned being under the umbrella of a group or a brand, it kind of puts you in a box of not being able to get very far personally,” Hubbard, 35, said. , during an appearance on SiriusXM. The Storme Warren Show Wednesday, June 22. “So you can connect with the fans, but you can only go so far because you have respect and you want to understand that, you know, maybe you and your bandmates aren’t all on the same season of life and you can’t.
He continued, “You know, you don’t want to keep it too personal. So it really allows us to throw in another layer of onions and say, ‘Hey guys, this is even more who I am and welcome to my childhood and welcome to my struggles and welcome to my life and my family.” Well, you know, so it allows us to go further, which I think after 10 years of going this far, I just think it’s extremely healthy and energizing.
The Georgia native co-founded the country band alongside Brian Kelley in 2010. Despite five popular studio albums and countless music industry accolades, the duo made headlines in 2020 when Hubbard and his wife, Hayley Hubbardditched the Florida native, 36.
“We’ve been on a 10 year relationship, a 10 year partnership, a 10 year commitment to each other. And yeah, there were some tough times,” Tyler said during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Exit 209 With Storme Warren” podcast in November 2020, noting that he no longer followed his bandmate about the political differences amid the presidential election. “Not everything is sugar coated. And so, the truth is, and I think it’s important to talk about this, me and BK have done some work.
He continued, “We went to therapy, we sat with each other and sometimes we wanted to kill each other. But in the end, we hugged him. You know what I mean? Because we’re brothers and that’s what brothers do. And brothers don’t always get along.
While Tyler and Brian have continued to release new music together, they sparked breakup speculation after hinting that their concert tour this year would lead to a hiatus.
“I don’t know what the plan is after that”, Brian – who released his solo record, sunny state of mind, last year – admitted during a May appearance on Florida radio station 99.5 QYK. “It’s not clear to me. At the end of the day, we’re brothers, so we’ll always have each other’s backing and support, and that’s what it should be.