Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Show Us ‘Where the Green Grass Grows’ [Watch]
Luke Bryan gifted his audience at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium with a little something extra on his Kick the Dust Up tour a few weeks ago, when he not only covered a Tim McGraw classic, “Where the Green Grass Grows,” but brought out tour mates Florida Georgia Line to help out.
The tune, originally released in 1997, is a fun throwback for anyone who’s been a fan of McGraw for a while. It has that relaxed, fiddle-driven feel of late ‘90s country sure to make anyone bob their head. Fans joined in right away, singing along with the three stars on stage, who took turns with verses and jammed together on the chorus.
The surprises kept coming as the boys of FGL announced they felt a little short-changed after seeing on Instagram that Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch got to sing “Happy Birthday” to Bryan without them the previous night (July 17), so they took it upon themselves to lead the audience in a rousing rendition of the celebratory tune.
“Happy 60th birthday,” FGL's Tyler Hubbard joked. “You look amazing, man."
The guys weren’t done yet, as Bryan had one last request.
“Hey, for my birthday present, we gotta do this one time,” he interjected, before launching into the chorus of the artists’ duet “This Is How We Roll."
Fans erupted in cheers as FGL joined in and the band gradually picked it up as well. What resulted was a full-out, albeit shortened, version of the mega-hit fans had no idea was coming when they arrived.
Bryan’s Kick the Dust Up tour runs through October, and his much-anticipated upcoming album Kill the Lights was released Friday (Aug. 7).
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