Florida Georgia Line are one of the most progressive acts in country music, but they also understand the power of tradition. The duo sang their very contemporary new single, "Sippin' on Fire," on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry recently, and Taste of Country readers are getting an exclusive look at the performance.

"We're gonna keep on partyin'," Tyler Hubbard tells the crowd. "This one right here is our brand-new single, it's called 'Sippin' on Fire.'"

He and Brian Kelley deliver a polished performance of the song, which describes the yearning for a night of romance, helped along by some liquid courage: "Pull an all nighter chasing that desire / Sparks flying in her eyes like lighters / Get a little higher / Sippin' on Fire."

"'Sippin' on Fire' was one of those songs that was a special one from the first time we heard it," Hubbard says. "We knew we wanted to cut it, and then as we continued to play it live, and just even get closer to that song, we just felt like it was a perfect single for after 'Sun Daze.' We're just excited. It's fun to watch it climb the charts and do its thing. We play it live every night, and the fans seem to love it."

It was even more special to perform it on the Opry stage. "It was amazing to be back at the Opry," Kelley says. "The Opry, man, it is tradition, it is family. It is real. It is country music, man, no doubt."

"Tons of history on that stage," Hubbard adds. "Everybody's been on it. It's a very surreal thing to kinda become part of that Opry family, and a part of country music in general."

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