May 29, 2019, made history for BMLG recording artists, Florida Georgia Line, as it was their first ever full-length concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The show was a private, invitation-only event put on by Sirius XM Radio as a thank-you gift to their listeners. The concert was broadcasted live on Sirius XM The Highway for those who could not attend it live.
The Ryman is incomparable to other venues, so it warranted a setlist and a vibe completely unique from other Florida Georgia Line shows. FGL’s first full-length concert at the Ryman Auditorium can best be described by using a few of their song titles that were performed during the highly anticipated event:
Meant to Be
What stands out about Florida Georgia Line is their ability to appeal to all age groups and generational gaps. Their show is family-friendly, yet it doesn’t get lost in “rated PG” boredom either. There is truly something for everyone. They performed the number one hits we all know and love, as well as some of their new tracks, such as, “Blessings” which made its first live-concert debut that night.
Among the many chart-topping songs performed was one that merits mention for the evening, “Cruise.” Before FGL was signed to a record deal, Sirius XM The Highway had their now 11x Platinum hit, “Cruise” playing in rotation. The station was a believer from the beginning and it made believers out of Sirius XM listeners, too. “Cruise” went on to be certified Diamond, which made FGL the first Country act to achieve this title and it remains the best-selling digital Country single of all time. It was beautiful to see Sirius XM alongside the 3x CMA Duo of the Year award-winners at the Mother Church on such a historic night!
Sitting in the pews of the Mother Church presented an extraordinary vibe. While the duo kept the crowd’s attention with an appropriate mix of uptempo songs and ballads, there were a few songs such as “May we All” and “H.O.L.Y.” that FGL proclaimed, “brought us back to church” in an ambiance that a typical concert venue doesn’t compare to.
Florida Georgia Line’s Ryman Auditorium performance might have been a more S-I-M-P-L-E version of their full show seen at stadiums and arenas, but it was anything but lackluster, as you can catch a glimpse of in the video above. Craving more FGL live in action? Be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country with special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, and (on select dates) Hardy or Canaan Smith. You can check the tour dates here and purchase tickets for the town nearest you!