Dig Your Roots

Album: Dig Your Roots (2016)
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  • This celebration of the FGL duo's upbringing is the title track of their third album. However when Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley wrote the song with Jerry Flowers, Brett James, Ernest Keith Smith and Will Weatherly, they were unaware that they were setting the tone for the disc.

    "As we recorded this record, that song set itself apart, really encompassed the whole record into one song, if that's even possible," Hubbard shared with reporters. "We just felt like it, from the beginning, stood out, as the title track. As we were searching for a tour name, it did the same thing … There wasn't a ton of thought that went into it, other than the fact that it was obvious for us as we were recording the record."
  • The song serves both as a revealing look into the FGL duo's upbringing and a reminder to keep sight of who they really are. "We were fortunate enough to be raised with great parents, great family morals and values, and that's important to carry throughout our life," said Kelley. "We want to raise our kids down the road with the same kind of morals and values."


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