What an awesome show-closing performance! Wildly popular duo Florida Georgia Line played its record-breaking hit ‘Cruise’ at the CMT Music Awards, and they were joined by a special guest — Nelly!
Florida Georgia Line topped the charts last summer with “Cruise,” and the duo brought it back this summer with a remix — and a little help from rapper Nelly. In the group’s first performance on the CMT Music Awards stage June 5, FGL was joined by Nelly for one electrifying, high-energy performance to close the show!
Florida Georgia Line Knows How To Put On A Show
The duo — Tyler Hubbard, who’s from Georgia, and Brian Kelley, who’s from Florida (does the name click now?) — may have only been in the country music spotlight for about a year, but the way they performed on the CMT Music Awards made it seem like they’re veterans. They killed it!
Not everyone can sound pitch-perfect on live television, but FGL sure did. Their performance made us wish we were watching from a car so we could roll our windows down and cruise with them!
Nelly Joins Florida Georgia Line For A Crazy Performance
The remix of “Cruise” was released in April and it’s been blowing up charts and radios across America ever since. So what better way to blow up the CMT Music Awards stage than by having Nelly join FGL to perform the remix live?
Nelly, who is on a major comeback after a brief hiatus from the music scene, was clearly excited to be performing again as he worked his swag on the stage. Looking somewhat out of place with his not-so-country muscle tank, baggy jeans and gold chains, he told CMT on June 3 that he actually loves country music:
I love the stories. I love the passion. I love the feeling in it. Other than R&B, I think, for me, it’s the next [most] soulful music there is.
In turn, Tyler also told CMT that it was awesome to collaborate with Nelly.
We’ve been a big fan of Nelly for a long time, so it’s a huge honor to work with him. I think he made the song that much better, and we couldn’t have had a better dude to do it with.
Did YOU watch Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s performance, HollywoodLifers? What did you think?
— Taylor Weatherby
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