Get Your Shine On

Album: Here's To The Good Times (2012)
Charted: 27


  • This party song was released as the second single from Florida Georgia Line's debut album, Here's To The Good Times. It originally featured on the duo's second EP, It'z Just What We Do, which was released on May 15, 2012.
  • The song extols the virtues of a good down-home party, a similar theme to many of Florida Georgia Line's other fine-time tunes. The duo wrote it with Nashville tunesmiths Rodney Clawson (Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," Jason Aldean's "Drink On It") and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," Chris Young's "Voices").
  • FGL have been called a country Nickleback due to their simple, good-time lyrical content. Clawson and Tomkins actually co-wrote one of the much-maligned Canadian band's singles when they collaborated with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger on "Lullaby."
  • The song has been a live favorite long before it was released as a single. FGL's Brian Kelley explained that the duo knew it was a hit when they recorded their fall 2012 show at Joe's Bar in Chicago. "We were going back to the studio, listening to certain things and we muted everything else and you could hear just the crowd," said Kelley. "Everybody was singing every word to that, so we knew it was going to be the biggest song live and it's going really well in the arenas."
  • The song's music video was filmed in Cancun, Mexico, and directed by Declan Whitebloom, who also helmed the visuals for Taylor Swift's "Mean","Ours" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again."
  • Brian Kelley recalled the writing of the song: "That was one of my personal favorite days of writing that we've ever had," he said. "We wrote it about a year ago right before our publishing company's Christmas party. Tyler came in with that hook 'Get Your Shine On.' He threw that out at us and Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson. We were off to the races. It was just-I think we wrote it in an hour and a half."
  • When this song topped Billboard's album chart, following "Cruise"'s ascent to the summit, FGL became the first rookie duo in more than 21 years to top the tally with their first two singles. The previous twosome to achieve the feat was Brooks & Dunn who climbed to #1 with both "Brand New Man" and "My Next Broken Heart" in 1991.
  • The duo chose the album's title because there was nothing better to reflect what they wanted the project to say. "There wasn't another option in our eyes because Here's To The Good Times, it just sums up where we're at right now," Tyler Hubbard explained. "It sums up our life. It sums up the record; the feel of the record."


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