Florida Georgia Line is the country singer and songwriter duo of Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelly (from Ormand Beach, Florida). The pair broke into the scene in the spring of 2012 with the infectious summer single "Cruise," a song that blended cruising country back roads and farm towns with ragged drums and layers of rock guitar, sounding a bit like a next-generation Brooks & Dunn. Hubbard and Kelly met when both were students at Nashville's Belmont University, and they began writing songs together between classes. They were soon playing local clubs, quickly building a fan following on the Southeast club circuit, and developing a sharp contemporary country sound. They signed with Craig Wiseman's Big Loud Mountain record label and entered the studio with producer Joey Moi to track a debut EP. A lead single, the bouncing and roaring "Cruise," appeared just in time to hit the airways at the beginning of summer in 2012.