Tyler Hubbard released his debut solo single "5 Foot 9" on Friday, May 20th. One half of the superstar duo Florida Georgia Line steps into his own in a big way with this single.
Hubbard and Brian Kelly reigned supreme on the country charts for almost a decade. The two have since forged individual paths and want to release solo material. Hubbard has proven to be a prolific songwriter for his friends in Nashville. He has to his credit, "Lights Come On" and "You Make It Easy" by Jason Aldean, 'Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" by Cole Swindell, and "This Is Us" by Jimmie Allen featuring Noah Cyrus. Of course, he also helped write the majority of the FGL catalog. Now, the proud family man wants to show fans the man he has grown into since the early days of "Cruise."
"5 Foot 9" feels like everything fans have loved from FGL. It has a feel-good sound and it's clear this one comes from Hubbard's heart. He co-wrote the track with Jaren Johnston and Chase McGill. Jordan Schmidt, a favorite among many stars, produced it. “As much as the song talks about real life stuff like whiskey, country music, dirt roads and rain, I want listeners to be reminded that God really does make the good stuff. For me, over the last couple of years, I’ve really been reminded of that," said Hubbard.
Hubbard sings about all of the things made by God, but his favorite happens to be the woman beside him. His wife, Hayley, has inspired much of his work, and "5 Foot 9" continues the streak. He exclaims, "God makes 5 foot 9, brown eyes and a sundress, loves Tim McGraw, and a small-town accent." His voice radiates through each phrase; he truly believes what he is singing about. If this song is any indication of what is to come from his future solo project, fans can get excited.