Tyler Hubbard on Tim McGraw Shoutout in “5 Foot 9”

Tyler Hubbard
Tyler Hubbard (Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville)

Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line has a solo single titled “5 Foot 9”. He gives a shoutout to Tim McGraw in the chorus of the song. The two country music stars have worked together over the past couple of years. Tyler shares the reason for the namecheck in the song.

“He was a huge impact on my music and my career. A big influence. And also, yeah, I mean, I’ve worked with him recently. I’ve really grown to love him and admire and respect who he is and how he handles himself and how he runs his business. And so, yeah, I sent it to him actually and said, ‘Hey, I just want you to have a heads up that my first single is gonna have a shout out to you in it and … you know, I wanted you to hear it first from me.'”

“5 Foot 9” is from a solo project Tyler is working on. He and Brian Kelley, his partner from Florida Georgia Line, insist that while they are working on some solo projects, the duo is still intact.

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By: Buck Stevens

Buck Stevens