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Tyler Hubbard – Singer, Songwriter, and One Half of Florida Georgia Line

Full Name Tyler Reed Hubbard
Age 36
Birthday January 31, 1987
Hometown Monroe, Georgia
Genre Country, Pop
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

As a longtime fan of Tyler Hubbard, I‘ve eagerly followed his journey from a Georgia teenager with musical dreams to a Nashville superstar. Here‘s an in-depth look at Tyler‘s background, chart-topping career, and endearing personality.

Small Town Southern Roots

Tyler Reed Hubbard was born on January 31, 1987 in the small town of Monroe, Georgia. Music was ingrained in Tyler from a young age. He started playing the drums at just 3 years old and was writing his own songs by 13.

Tyler was a well-rounded teenager – he played sports, was drum major in the high school band, and worked at Chick-fil-A. After graduating as valedictorian, Tyler set his sights on Nashville to pursue a music business degree at Belmont University.

Forming Florida Georgia Line

As a sophomore at Belmont in 2008, Tyler met fellow student Brian Kelley during a campus worship night. The two fast friends bonded over their love of writing, performing, and incorporating sounds from rock, pop and hip-hop into country music.

Tyler and Brian soon formed Florida Georgia Line, combining their home states in the band‘s name. They began playing local Nashville shows and writing songs in Brian‘s basement. The duo‘s infectious energy and innovative sound quickly attracted attention around town.

The Epic Success of "Cruise"

After graduating college in 2010, Tyler and Brian met producer Joey Moi and signed a record deal with Republic Nashville. In 2012, Florida Georgia Line released their breakout debut single "Cruise" which I instantly fell in love with.

When the "Cruise" remix featuring Nelly dropped, the song exploded. It spent a record-shattering 24 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was the start of FGL mania – seemingly overnight, they became country‘s hottest new stars.

A New Sound for Nashville

As a fan, I was captivated by the fresh sound Tyler and Brian brought to Nashville. Their 2012 debut album Here‘s to the Good Times perfectly blended country lyricism with rock energy and hip-hop beats.

Tyler‘s charismatic voice soared on hits like "Get Your Shine On," "Round Here," and "Stay." Each new song showcased his growth as a versatile, creative songwriter. Tyler‘s talent for crafting catchy melodies and clever lyrics is unmatched.

Crossing Over to Pop

With each album, Tyler expanded FGL‘s signature sound. Their 2017 single "Meant to Be" with Bebe Rexha was a game-changer – it topped both the Hot Country Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts. The absolute jam is certified diamond, one of only 11 country songs to ever achieve that milestone.

Tyler‘s ability to blend genres showed the potential for country music to crossover to pop audiences. As expected, his star only continued to rise.

Giving Back

Despite his fame, Tyler remains grounded and committed to giving back. He has worked extensively with the Special Olympics and other charitable organizations. I admire his dedication to using his platform to support such worthy causes.

Settling Down

In 2015, Tyler married his longtime sweetheart Hayley Stommel. Hayley has been a steadfast support beside Tyler as he‘s navigated fame. The down-to-earth couple now have three children – Olivia, Luca and Atlas.

Tyler loves being a dad and spending time with his family, whether boating at their Florida home or visiting his parents back in Georgia. He named his 2021 solo single "Dancin‘ in the Country" after precious family dance parties with his kids.

Tyler‘s Musical Legacy

Tyler Hubbard has accomplished so much at just 36 years old. He‘s earned ACM, CMA, and Billboard awards. He‘s logged 12 #1 country singles. And he‘s sold over 30 million tracks and 4 million albums worldwide.

As a loyal fan, I‘m endlessly proud of Tyler‘s success. His mix of southern charm and pop sensibility has reshaped Nashville‘s sound. Tyler‘s songwriting chops and smooth vocals have made him a defining voice of country music. And I can‘t wait to see what he accomplishes next!