Country music’s hottest duo is going designer.
Since busting onto the scene in 2012 with their debut single “Cruise” — the song is the bestselling digital country song of all time with more than 7 million sold — Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have gained an appreciation for the finer points of fashion.
At an album release party on Ellis Island Monday night, Kelley wore a patterned Burberry bomber and distressed white jeans while Hubbard opted for a long T-shirt and green joggers tucked into white high-top sneakers.
But this is just a hint of what’s to come, according to their stylist, Gina Ketchum. “They’re really loving Alexander McQueen these days,” she said. “And Brian is wearing a lot of Gucci now.”
When they started their career, it was more denim, Ts and tanks, but now that they have racked up sales of more than 3.5 million albums and 11 consecutive number-one singles, the reigning Vocal Duo of the Year for the Country Music Association is doing “only designer now,” she said. “They deserve it.”
While their on-stage outfits still need to be comfortable — Rag & Bone and Diesel are favorites, she said — they’re planning to make a statement at the 2016 edition of the CMAs in Nashville on Nov. 2 where they will wear Givenchy and McQueen, she revealed.
Monday night also marked the debut of the video for their next single, “May We All,” which features Tim McGraw. In the video, the singers play race-car driving brothers — one of whom just manages to avoid death after a fiery crash. During the event, the duo also received a plaque from the head of their record company, Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records, to commemorate the 16 weeks that their latest single, “H.O.L.Y.” spent at number one.
“H.O.L.Y.” is the first release from their third album, “Dig Your Roots.” “And what better place to celebrate your roots than Ellis Island,” Borchetta said.