FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TEAMS WITH THE INDEPENDENCE FUND TO SUPPORT SEVERELY WOUNDED VETERANS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
History-making duo to present all-terrain mobility devices and serve as ambassadors for national veteran nonprofit
History-making country duo Florida Georgia Line is teaming up with The Independence Fund to present all-terrain mobility devices to severely wounded veterans at select headline DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR stops in 2017. The Independence Fund, a national nonprofit organization that assists our nation’s wounded veterans and their caregivers, has provided more than 1,600 all-terrain devices through its mobility program since its 2007 inception, and more than 300 devices in 2016 alone. The devices provide wounded veterans with the ability to regain their independence. Actively engaging the outdoors has a tremendous impact on the quality of their lives and the relationship with their families.
FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will also help The Independence Fund spread the good vibes by sharing the message of serving wounded veterans and their caregivers to millions of their fans across the United States.
"When we first learned of The Independence Fund, we were immediately blown away by the work they do and support they bring to our nation’s veterans. We both have had people close to us that served, which is why this cause really resonates with us and we want to do everything we can to give back,” shared Brian Kelley.
In addition to its mobility program, The Independence Fund provides services and support for caregivers that offer respite from the 24/7 job of serving wounded veterans. As supporters of U.S. military veterans, FGL jumped at the chance for this incredible opportunity to give back to those who have served faithfully and sacrificed so much for America’s freedom.
"Our relationship with Florida Georgia Line will enable us to raise awareness and have an even greater impact in rebuilding the lives of our veterans who have given so much,” said Jeff Robinson, executive director of The Independence Fund. "We are grateful for Brian and Tyler’s commitment to families of our injured service members, and together we will help leave a legacy of provision and hope for years to come.”
FGL will announce live events featuring The Independence Fund in the coming weeks.
"We love the connection we have with our fans and they seem to dig the same things we all love… having a good time, music and family,” added Tyler Hubbard. "What The Independence Fund does for veterans to be mobile and have the ability to see the world is very cool so it's amazing to be able to give away those wheels!"
Florida Georgia Line
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, history-making duo Florida Georgia Line have solidified their place as one of the elite acts in Country music, earning prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Leading with the best-selling Country song of the year, 2X PLATINUM "H.O.L.Y.” dominated the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 18 consecutive weeks. This impressive feat created a solid start for FGL’s third studio album DIG YOUR ROOTS, which marks their second consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album’s second single, "May We All” featuring superstar Tim McGraw, is off to a tremendous launch at Country radio while the song’s cinematic music video has already amassed over 12.5 million views. DIG YOUR ROOTS also showcases special collaborations with FGL’s early musical influences – Pop phenomenon Backstreet Boys and Reggae luminary Ziggy Marley. Their previous BMLG Records' releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks, more than 3.5 million albums worldwide and RIAA DIAMOND-certification for "Cruise,” solidifying the hit as the only Country single to ever reach sales of over 10 million copies. Their massive debut also overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Notching over 1.5 million tickets sold in 2015 alone, FGL continues their successful streak with their sold-out headline DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR that has already broken attendance records, played to over one million fans, and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances. Looking ahead, FGL announced a brand new round of 28 tour stops beginning in January 2017 featuring guests Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane.
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