Florida Georgia Line’s new single, “Dirt,” veers the duo far from the bro-country they embraced with such songs as “Cruise" and "This Is How We Roll."

The mid-tempo ballad features Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley celebrating a couple who create a life on a dirt field, raise their family, surround it with a white picket fence, and enjoy the good life right there on their own little plot of the American Dream.

The video, which came out a few hours after the song debuted earlier today, gives the song a nice narrative with noted songwriter-turned-actor JD Souther playing a husband eulogizing his wife, who has returned to the dirt. We can’t imagine that Souther, who wrote a number of hits for the Eagles and has most recently appeared on “Nashville,” is a FGL fan, but who knows.

The duo are tying in the single with the Dirt Campaign, an initiative through which they hope to raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity (see how it all ties in to having a house?). By donating here, fans also enter to win a spot on a cruise to a private island with FGL. 

“Dirt” is the first single from FGL’s second album, details of which have yet to be revealed.


Melinda Newman is the former West Coast Bureau Chief for Billboard Magazine with more than 15 years of music industry experience. She also covers entertainment for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Variety, MSN, AOL and other outlets.