Florida Georgia Line Will Bring “The Smooth Tour 2017” to Hersheypark Stadium
Musical worlds will collide this summer as superstar Country duo Florida Georgia Line (FGL), Hip-hop icon Nelly and breakout star Chris Lane embark on the groundbreaking, genre-busting The Smooth Tour 2017. The tour will include a stop at Hersheypark Stadium.
FGL and Nelly first collaborated on a remix of the duo’s epic 2012 debut single, “Cruise,” a Diamond-certified hit that reached #4 on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart. Since then, they have teamed up for numerous concert and award show appearances. Lane broke out in 2015 with his addictive Gold-certified #1 debut, “Fix,” and is currently out on FGL’s 2017 Dig Your Roots Tour.
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only country single to ever be certified Diamond for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Diamond selling, multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. RIAA ranks Nelly as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history with 21 million albums sold in the United States while Billboard referred to Nelly as the number three Top Artist of the Decade. Nelly’s COUNTRY GRAMMAR album and his song "Cruise" with FGL, both achieved Diamond status in 2016, making him one of six rappers to achieve such status. Some of his biggest hits include: “Hot in Here,” “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland], “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Just a Dream,” “Cruise,” “The Fix” sampling Marvin Gaye, and summer sixteens dance anthem “Millionaire” with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm. Currently, he supports Make a Wish and is the only rapper/music artist to own his own college, EI University, which provides education surrounding the music industry while Nelly himself provides scholarships.
Chris Lane continues to turn heads with “For Her,” catapulting his devoted second single to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Songs chart following a special performance on season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor. The follow-up to his #1, Gold-certified smash debut “Fix” – claiming over 30 million streams on Spotify and 7.4 million views on Vevo Gaining recognition for his jaw-dropping falsetto vocals mixed with a smooth R&B-meets-country vibe, Lane was named one of MusicRow Magazine’s 2017 Next Big Thing Artists and is nominated for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country and ACM Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year.