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Florida Georgia Line Split with Longtime Managers

Florida Georgia Line
John Shearer

Florida Georgia Line

The duo have parted ways with Big Loud's Seth England and Kevin 'Chief' Zaruk.

After nine years together, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have split with their managers, Big Loud’s Seth England and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk.

FGL signed with Big Loud Publishing in 2011 and then Big Loud's management company and immediately found success with the duo’s debut single, 2012’s “Cruise,” which has sold 7.9 million downloads, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the highest all-time total among country songs.

What followed has been an run of four No. 1 studio albums on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and 14 No. 1 singles (included as featured guests) on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 

"It has been an incredible journey with our Big Loud family and we are so thankful for the last nine years,” said Hubbard and Kelly in a statement. “Together we’ve grown more than we could have ever imagined due to what we all bring to the table. As we continue to evolve, so do our needs and our team. Although bittersweet, we and Big Loud are excited to support and encourage each other as we enter the next chapter of our careers, and welcome a new family into our world with open arms. We will continue to dream big and push ourselves to be the best we can be in all facets of life. We are just getting started.”

England and Zaruk, as well as the fellow Big Loud Partners, Joey Moi and Craig Wiseman said, “We can’t say enough how much love we have for both BK and T-Hubb. We have achieved more in nine years than any of us could have ever dreamed. We’re really proud of almost a decade full of record-breaking success with the two young kids we met in 2011. Today we find a safe place to unwind our business relationship in order to preserve the lifelong friendships and memories we have made together. Good luck to BK and T-Hubb in their future endeavors. Big Loud Proud.”

Both sides declined to comment further on the parting, leaving a slew of unanswered questions, including who will manage FGL going forward, if Moi will continue to produce FGL’s studio work, how this affects any potential business partnerships they may have had, including FGL House and Old Camp Whiskey; and if FGL remains signed to Big Loud Publishing.  


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