Florida Georgia Line to play McCormick Field in Asheville on June 22

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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florida_georgia_line_2014This is HUGE. Press release here:

As announced across social media earlier today, reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line will turn up the heat with their headline run — THIS IS HOW WE ROLL SUMMER SERIES 2014. Visiting the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on June 22, the sizzling new tour will slide into select baseball stadiums and feature special guest, Grammy Award-winning Nelly and opening act Chris Lane.

“Last year we played the ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky and it was an epic night,” says Brian Kelley. “We thought how fun would it be to hit several of these and bring the good times to the field!”

Tyler Hubbard adds, “Summer can’t get here fast enough. Having Nelly and Chris along for the ride is going to make for one big, outdoor party!”

FGL has exploded since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified “Stay,” the PLATINUM-certified hits “Get Your Shine On” and “Round Here,” and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise,” whose sales are combined with the remix featuring Nelly. Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold nearly 6.8 million downloads in the US alone and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time according to SoundScan. Nelly’s remix on the summer anthem helped maximize the reach across multiple genres and platforms. The award-winning duo’s current single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan is quickly climbing the country radio charts and is from the deluxe version of their chart-topping, PLATINUM-certified debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville).

FGL has racked up four nominations – Vocal Duo of the Year, Album of the Year (HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES), Single of the Year (“Cruise”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“Cruise” Remix featuring Nelly) – for the ACM Awards, airing April 6 at 8:00P Eastern on CBS. Earlier in the weekend (April 4), FGL will join labelmates at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival for “Outnumber Hunger Live!” to raise awareness for the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle with hunger.

The unstoppable duo is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour.


May 30 – Springdale, AR – Arvest Ballpark

May 31 – Pearl, MS – Trustmark Park

June 1 – TBA

June 12 – Charleston, SC – Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

June 13 – Augusta, GA – Lake Olmstead Stadium

June 14 – TBA

June 19 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Parkview Field

June 20 – Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green Ballpark

June 22 – Asheville, NC – McCormick Field

*Tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Smytty March 29, 2014

    Nelly? At McCormick Field?

    I’m there.

  2. Joshua Martin March 28, 2014

    The rapping in that This is how we roll song is hilarious.

  3. Doug S. March 28, 2014

    Now that we know they are opening it up for concerts, lets get some better bands in there. I thought the new Harrah’s venue was built for these pretty-boy pop-country acts.

  4. Seriously March 28, 2014

    Seriously? We’ll there’s your replacement of idiots flooding the town for Bele Chere…giving the people who support downtown business 365 days a year a reason to flee. Move this to the AG Center where it belongs

    1. Say Huh? March 29, 2014

      Say huh? I don’t see the comparison. Bele Chere was a 3 day festival shutting the streets of Asheville down, and I will honestly miss it.

      That said this is just a concert, we have those here(most places with a population do) and this sounds like a great summer night as well as a nice draw for Asheville. Concerts at the Civic Center (US Celluar Center now)seat more than this one will and this is between you and me so please don’t tell anyone, but the Civic Center is actually in downtown whereas McCormick Field is a push.

      Flee from what? Tourists? Yea they come here. It happens and we rake in tax dollars as a result.

      And before you would like to lump me in with the “idiots,” understand I was born here, raised here, and still live here. Were you?

      I am proud of the growth and popularity our city has seen over the years and am happy it is a place folks want to visit.

      Great job to whoever it was that landed this concert and hopefully there is more to come at McCormick Field.

      1. Seriously April 2, 2014

        I was born, raised and still live here. And I love where this city has progressed over the 40 years I have been a resident. That being said I am absolutely relieved we dumped Bele Chere. It had become a hideous beast, so far from its original intention. If you enjoyed Bele Chere then yes I will most certainly lump you in with the idiots I was speaking of before. I for one am tremendously thankful that this city has been flooded with progressive minded artful people. It’s a tremendous improvement over where we were 20 years ago. if you can’t read between the lines I am getting at the fact that you were born, raised and still live here does not exempt you from being a ignoranus.

    2. Sean March 29, 2014

      Why do I have the feeling that if it were the Avett Brothers or the Steep Mountain Rangers, the only response from you would be “YES!”?

  5. Kelly Prime March 28, 2014

    I heard this rumor the other day and I dismissed it. I just can’t believe that the venue will work for a concert. Interesting…

    1. CraveRecords March 28, 2014

      A few years ago, they held some concerts including Melissa Etheridge.

    2. Nate March 28, 2014

      Why would the venue not work for a concert? It seats 4,000 people, and if you only let the band and the professional crew out on the field, presumably they won’t tear it up. You can’t “bottle up” the sound so that people on the surrounding hillsides won’t be able to listen in for free, but something tells me they won’t have too much trouble selling this out so why would they care?

      1. Um, no. March 30, 2014

        The bands are out on the field far away from the fans. It’s a weird vibe. At least that’s been the case at any other baseball field show I’ve attended. No bueno.


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