This Is How We Roll

Album: Here's to the Good Times… This Is How We Roll (2013)
Charted: 15

Songfacts®:

  • This song was co-written by and features Luke Bryan. FGL's Brian Kelley told Billboard magazine: "He just brings so much energy and personality to the song. We couldn't be more proud of how it turned out, especially with his vocal on it. There's so much life on it."
  • The FGL duo had worked with Bryan closely in the months before they recorded this song. "Being able to tour with Luke and build a relationship with him all year and have him on the release is really exciting," Kelley told Billboard. "It shows how the country music community works. You go out there and work with somebody that they want to support you and you want to support them. It's cool to see it come full circle."
  • "Chillin' It" hitmaker Cole Swindell helped the FGL duo and Luke Bryan write the song. The Georgia-raised singer-songwriter kickstarted his own solo career when he appeared on select dates on Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries tour.
  • Swindell told Radio.com how the song came together. "It's such a crazy story," he said. "Me and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line started writing it and he had said something. We were out on tour last year, FGL was out with Luke, and Luke had said something the night before about shooting bullets at the moon and Brian Kelley was like, 'Man, I want to write something like that. That's such a cool thought about being out somewhere and being able to do whatever you want.'"

    So, the guys got together and came up with "This Is How We Roll."
  • The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who has also worked with Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Filmed outside of Los Angeles in the desert, it features FGL and Luke Bryan performing the song in a tractor-trailer as X Games champion Travis Pastrana and his Nitro Circus crew showcase some impressive tricks on their dirt bikes.
  • This was Florida Georgia Line's third Country chart-topper, following "Cruise" and "Stay." In doing so, they became the first duo to notch at least a trio of Hot Country Songs chart-toppers from a debut full-length album since Brooks & Dunn arrived with four from their debut LP, Brand New Man, in 1991.

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