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Florida Georgia Line Finds New Publishing Home with Own Tree Vibez Music

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TREE VIBEZ MUSIC co-founders BRIAN KELLEY and TYLER HUBBARD, of FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, are calling their hitmaking publishing company home as songwriters, joining the booming roster and announcing exclusively with Forbes. Fast-becoming a driving independent firm since being established in 2015, TVM has tallied 12 #1s, 48 singles, and 290 releases, with continued global publishing support by Warner Chappell Music.

“It’s a dream come true to call TVM our publishing home. We’ve been extremely blessed to be able to build a company and a staff, alongside [General Manager] Leslie DiPiero, that we feel confident will continue to help us grow as writers,” Kelley and Hubbard shared with Forbes. “We look forward to the next chapter of our songwriting journey with our TVM family.” 

Songwriting heavyweights Kelley and Hubbard have co-written some of Country’s most wildly-successful songs, with both being credited on the genre’s first RIAA DIAMOND certification with FGL’s 11X PLATINUM, #1 debut, “Cruise” – the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) – and Hubbard co-penning 9X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha, which holds the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks). Combining outside cuts and FGL hits, Kelley tallies nine #1s in the U.S. and two #1s in Canada, while Hubbard has racked up 10 #1s in the U.S. and three #1s in Canada. Surpassing 60 cuts from a diverse set of stars like Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Chris Tomlin, and Jimmie Allen with Noah Cyrus, among others, Kelley and Hubbard each have scored over 100 career songs recorded in total (including FGL tracks). They’ve also produced a remix with Justin Bieber; projects with Chris Tomlin, TVM songwriters Canaan Smith and Blake Redferrin; plus Hubbard recently garnered a #1 with LOCASH as a producer.

“Florida Georgia Line have accomplished more in the past few years than most artists do in a lifetime,” Forbes praises. Their current BMLG Records single, “I Love My Country,” is Top 5-and-climbing at Country radio, as they’ve notched 16 career #1 singles, 13.1+ billion streams, sold more than 33.9 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide, logged 1.5 billion video views, plus played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Since their breakout as artists in 2012, the GRAMMY nominees have stacked honors by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards. 

The music masterminds behind the creation of TVM, Kelley and Hubbard founded the publishing house to unite songwriters who share the superstar duo’s core values of trailblazing style and creativity, with a go-getter roster – Jordan Schmidt, Corey Crowder, RaeLynn, Canaan Smith, and Blake Redferrin – touting chart-toppers like Blake Shelton’s 3X PLATINUM “God’s Country” [GRAMMY-nominated, 2019 CMA Single of the Year, and vying for Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards®], Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina’s 5X PLATINUM “What Ifs,” Jason Aldean’s PLATINUM “You Make It Easy” and GOLD “Lights Come On,” Mitchell Tenpenny’s 2X PLATINUM “Drunk Me,” as well as placements with major artists such as Rodney Atkins, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Morgan Wallen, and Chris Young. The headquarters is equipped with a state-of-the-art studio and writing rooms, in addition to its one-of-a-kind Tree Vibez Music Tour Bus. For more information about Tree Vibez Music, please visit www.treevibezmusic.com

Further evolving their empire, Kelley and Hubbard’s label, Round Here Records, is celebrating its one-year anniversary tomorrow (8/15). Since being introduced, the growing roster includes TVM songwriters RaeLynn and Canaan Smith – each signed in partnership with AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company – with new music projects on the way like TVM songwriter Blake Redferrin breaking out as an artist called REDFERRIN, as seen in Billboard. The artist-first platform is not limited to any specific type of genre, and holds a hunger to stay creative, work hard, and bring the good vibes at its heart – a mantra that’s held true for all of Kelley and Hubbard’s business initiatives. Additional companies and brands launched by them consist of FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean).

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