Tyler Hubbard Knows Things of This World Are Not Promised

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Tyler Hubbard’s Third Single Goes No. 1, Says ‘Career…is Not Promised’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard is becoming a successful solo artist, but family and things that “will always be here” are more important to him.

“Career and music and all that is not promised,” Hubbard told PEOPLE Monday. “And so, I definitely want to invest in things that I know will always be here.”

Hubbard is a father to Olivia, 6, Luca, 4½, and Atlas, 3½.

“You hear it all the time, how fast time goes by and all that, and it’s just so true,” he said. “It’s about trying to make the most of each day and just live in the moment because it sure does fly by. We’re in a sweet season, so we’re just trying to take it all in as much as we can.”

Olivia just graduated from her class in school.

“She did so great,” Hubbard said. “They had ’em all dressed up and just brought everybody up to say a little something nice. It was cute.”

Hubbard’s third single, “Back Then Right Now,” recently snagged a No. 1 spot at the top of the charts. His song, “Park,” has also received a lot of attention.

“It feels like ‘Park’ is one of the songs on the album that the fans are really loving,” said Hubbard. “And the live reaction to ‘Park’ is also an indication of how well it’s doing. It’s been a lot of fun.”

“The song just seems like it takes the energy of the show to the next level. There’s nothing like it [at country radio] at the moment. It just feels like a fun one,” he said.

Hubbard didn’t step away from his former band, Florida Georgia Line, without some fear. But he’s putting his all into his shot as a solo artist.

“I think there’s always a little bit of fear when you’re stepping into an unknown, but there’s also excitement and growth,” Hubbard said. “With this third No. 1, it does sort of feel like a little bit of the pressure’s been taken off, and I kind of am in familiar waters now. It feels a little less unknown, and so it’s a little less fearful.”

“I’ve always tried to really just stack albums full of songs that I could be excited to sing forever,” said Hubbard. “And that’s kind of how I approach singles because once a song is a single, it’s sort of set in stone. That’s part of your story, that’s part of your journey, and you really invest a lot in the songs. So, I try to just stack albums full of songs that I would be proud to do that for.”

Hubbard will embark on his “Strong World Tour” in September.

“The fact that we are going to get to go back and play these more intimate clubs that aren’t the big arenas actually gets me really excited,” the country star said. “I’ve played a lot of arenas over the last eight years and not a whole lot of the clubs and stuff, but that’s where I fell in love with live music the first time.”

“It feels good to reconnect with the FGL fans and the new fans in a different way,” he said. “I’m in a different season of life and to get to kind of mature and grow with the fans has been really cool. I can even feel a younger, next generation of fans starting to come up.”

In 2020, Christian artist Chris Tomlin and Florida Georgia Line created tracks “Thank You Lord,” “Forever Home” and “Sing.”

Movieguide® reported on the collab:

Worship leader and Grammy winner Chris Tomlin says the recent collaborative project with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard was ‘God-ordained’ and is an opportunity to share the Gospel with a broader audience. 

Although the two artists met for the first time at a gym while on separate vacations, Tomlin remembers Hubbard recalling how he listened to Tomlin’s music growing up. Their friendship and relationship grew after this meeting and eventually led to Hubbard’s appearance on Tomlin’s newest release, Chris Tomlin & Friends.

“In May of last year, Tyler and I were both at the same vacation spot in Florida and happened to meet at the gym,” the multi-Platinum singer-songwriter told The Christian Post. “He told me how much my music meant to him and his wife, and I was floored. I mean, he’s a huge country superstar.”

Hubbard wrote a song about his faith in 2022, called “Way Home.” Some of the lyrics read:

“Well, they say that life is a highway/ And I’ve put some miles on mine/ More than one time, I took the wrong two-lane/ Just lettin’ my horses run wild/ Yeah, I got lost (yeah, I got lost)/ Until I got found (until I got found)/ Oh, and now that it’s well with my soul/ I just ride in the seat next to Jesus/ ‘Cause I know He knows the way home”

“For me, it’s a reflection on where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I want to be,” Hubbard said. “As hard as it is sometimes, I find peace in remembering who is really in the driver’s seat of this life, and it’s not me. I hope you guys love this song and know me even better after hearing it.”

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