Tyler Hubbard on Being Solo Artist Amid Florida Georgia Line Split

Tyler Hubbard
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On different pages? On different pages? Tyler HubbardWe openly discussed the possibility of starting a solo business.

“I think [personal expression is]It is definitely part of it. But also, you mentioned kind of being under the umbrella of a band or a brand, it sort of puts you in a box to not be able to go super deep personally,” Hubbard, 35, said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren ShowWednesday, June 22nd. “So, you can connect with the fans, but you can only go so deep because you have respect and you wanna understand that, you know, maybe you and your bandmates aren’t all on the exact same season of life and you can’t.”

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Wanted to Go Solo Because Bandmates Aren’t Always on the ‘Same Season of Life’

Florida Georgia Line: Tyler Hubbard & Brian Kelley

He continued: “You know, you don’t wanna keep it too personal. So, this really does allow us to shed another layer of the onion and say, ‘Hey guys, this is even more of who I am and welcome to my childhood and welcome to my struggles and welcome to my life and my family.’ And well, you know, so it allows us to just go deeper, which I think is, after 10 years of kind of only getting to go so deep, I just think is extremely healthy and energizing.”

The country band was co-founded by the Georgia native Brian KelleyIn 2010. Hubbard and his spouse made headlines for the duo despite five top-selling studio albums and countless music industry honors. Hayley HubbardUnfollowed by the Florida native, 36.

“We have been on a 10-year relationship, a 10-year partnership, a 10-year commitment to each other. And yes, there have been hard times,” Tyler said during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Exit 209 With Storme Warren” podcast in November 2020, noting he unfollowed his bandmate over political differences amid the presidential election. “It’s not all sugar coated. And so, the truth is, and I think this is important to talk about, me and BK have done work.”

He continued: “We’ve went to therapy, we’ve sat with each other and wanting to kill each other at times. We were hugging it out by the end. You see what I mean? Because we’re brothers and that’s what brothers do. And brothers don’t always get along.”

Tyler and Brian continued to produce new music together, but it sparked speculation about a breakup after hinting that their concert tour this season would be canceled.

“I don’t know after that what the plan is,” Brian — who released his solo record, Sunshine State Of Mind, last year — admitted during a May appearance on Florida radio station 99.5 QYK. “It’s not clear to me. At the end of the day, we’re brothers, so we’ll always have each other‘s back and support, and that’s what it should be.”

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