Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line have always been interested in the world outside of country music: consider “Cruise,” which landed a verse from the rapper Nelly, or the pair’s co-writing credits on Jason Aldean‘s “Burnin’ It Down,” which leaned towards contemporary R&B. On Monday, Nick Carter announced the country duo’s latest cross-genre collaboration: a joint effort between FGL and the Backstreet Boys.
“In the studio with my @backstreetboys recording a song for @flagaline new album,” Carter wrote on Instagram. “Also working on the new backstreet album as well. Get ready!!!“
According to Rolling Stone Country, Kelley recently confessed to fans that Carter & Co. were a formative influence. “Backstreet Boys was my first concert,” he reportedly noted during a show in South Dakota.
Florida Georgia Line’s last album, Anything Goes, arrived in 2014, while the Backstreet Boys released In A World Like This back in 2013. FGL’s next full-length is due in August. First single “H.O.L.Y.” jumped from No. 39 to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart earlier this year.