Florida Georgia Line will hit the stage tonight for a performance during the Academy of Country Music Awards. While we’re thinking they’ll play their monster hit “Cruise,” we can’t help but wonder if Nelly will make a special surprise appearance. The duo recently released a new version of “Cruise” which features Nelly, and the band explained to Radio.com how the collaboration came about.
“We had some pop stations that were wanting a different version of ‘Cruise’ that we could send out and he’s a labelmate,” Brian Kelley explained. “We heard he was a fan of what we were doing and the song. We knew he wanted to do it and literally a day or two later we had the track and we cranked it up on the bus.”
Florida Georgia Line were blown away by Nelly’s version, and Tyler Hubbard said getting the track was like Christmas morning.