SOURCE: Citi

November 14, 2013 06:00 ET

Breakout Duo Florida Georgia Line Headlines the Billboard Touring Conference 10th Anniversary Concert Presented by Citi

Band Participates in Exclusive Preshow Q&A for Citi Cardmembers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Breakout duo Florida Georgia Line rocked AEG Live's Best Buy Theater in New York last night when they performed a special anniversary benefit concert celebrating Billboard's 10th Annual Touring Conference & Awards. The Sold Out show featured the duo's hits "Round Here," "Get Your Shine On," "Cruise," and more. The performance was presented by Citi and benefitted Musicians on Call -- a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country.

Earlier in the evening, Citi gave cardmembers the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the award-winning duo during an intimate Q&A preshow experience at Hill Country Barbecue Market. For this special Q&A, Florida Georgia Line fans were able to use Twitter to ask questions about their chart-topping debut album HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES, first ever headline tour and experiences on the road. Billboard's Ray Waddell moderated the event.

Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified "Round Here," PLATINUM-certified "Get Your Shine On" and 6X PLATINUM "Cruise." Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart, "Cruise" has sold over 6.1 million downloads in the US alone and is the second best-selling Country single ever, according to SoundScan. FGL is the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in having their first three singles hit #1 for multiple weeks each. Poised to follow in the success, FGL's new emotionally fueled Top 15-and-rising single, "Stay," showcases another side of their unique sound and tight harmonies.

Amassing international appeal, the duo recently crossed a new career threshold -- tallying more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville), which has been certified PLATINUM in the US and GOLD in Canada. On 11/25, FGL will release HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES...THIS IS HOW WE ROLL, a deluxe version of their chart-topping debut, that will feature five new songs -- including a collaboration with Luke Bryan -- the "Cruise" (Remix) featuring Nelly; the making of the album and all official music videos with behind-the-scenes footage, as well as the unreleased video for "It'z Just What We Do."

Comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida), FGL is currently on their first headline run, HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR 2013, breaking venue sales records nationwide with sold-out shows on all stops to date. FGL has performed on Conan, TODAY, The Voice, The Tonight with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and FOX & Friends, in addition to a presenter spot on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. In addition to radio, sales and touring success, the talented twosome has been racking up several awards' show nominations, including nods in the New Artist of the Year category. FGL is currently nominated for seven fan-voted American Country Awards and four fan-voted American Music Awards in the coming months. The hot newcomers have previously taken home CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards and garnered multiple TEEN CHOICE nominations.

About Citi Private Pass
Citi Private Pass offers Citi credit and debit cardmembers access to thousands of events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment, ranging from presales and preferred seating to VIP experiences and more. The only way to get access is by purchasing tickets with a Citi credit or debit card. Citi cardmembers can find information on upcoming events and sign up for the Citi Private Pass newsletter at www.citiprivatepass.com.

About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy Program. www.musiciansoncall.org

About Billboard
Billboard is the world's most influential music brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters; and millions of music fans through Billboard.com consumer events and awards shows, the mobile chart app, and social media extensions. The Billboard brand is built on it's over 200 exclusive charts -- the measure of success in music -- that are constantly updated to reflect the changing music landscape. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, The Associated Press, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea, and Russia.

Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences, events, and awards shows such as The Billboard Music Awards on ABC, and The Billboard Latin Music Awards on Telemundo), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek conferences and The CLIO Awards).

For more information about the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, please visit: www.BillboardTouringConference.com

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