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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line pose in the press room at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

The Rare Country Awards honor the year’s best in country music as determined by fans. Florida Georgia Line is nominated for duo/group of the year. Cast your vote at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners to be announced Dec. 15.


Florida Georgia Line’s new single, “H.O.L.Y.,” is out now, and the lyrics are definitely designed to bring out a strong reaction from country fans. The video and single both dropped April 29.

While FGL isn’t the first to compare the love of a good woman to Christian salvation, they certainly put it all out there on this single. The chorus includes echoes of the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” before revealing that the duo’s “H.O.L.Y.” is short for “High on Loving You.”

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The second verse blatantly describes the love affair using religious imagery of baptisms in rivers and freedom from demons before going into a description of a sexual encounter in which the singer lays his woman down and has her singing “Hallelujah.”

Though FGL’s new single may rub a few religious types the wrong way, you can’t deny the chorus is catchy as all get-out.

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You can also consider that FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are both married men, so they are singing the song from within the bonds of holy matrimony. After all, their wives, Brittney and Hayley, are also featured in the video, shot on location in Australia.

So, we want to hear from you. Is Florida Georgia Line bordering on blasphemy, or are they just growing as songwriters and artists?

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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