FGL says they're a lot like Alabama
Brian Kelley, of Florida Georgia Line, believes that country fans' reactions to FGL music is not much different than the reaction Alabama received when their band started getting noticed in the 70's. When talking with "CMT" about Alabama, Kelley pointed out, "We relate to them and they said they relate to us. People said they weren't country when they first came out, when they were playing bars and playing their instruments and rocking it out."
Teddy Gentry, the bass player for Alabama, told 'The Boot' in 2012, "When we came up, we were considered different...wearing t-shirts and tennis shoes and having long hair and playing loud. So you just have to go with what you've got."
Alabama has 43 #1 records and over 73 million album sales. Florida Georgia Line still has a way to go before they achieve that level of sales. For now, Florida Georgia Line is finishing up a new album and staying busy on their current tour. As for the legendary supergroup - we're talking about Alabama - they're set to release "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites" on September 8th at all Cracker Barrel store locations.
Source: The Boot