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Florida Georgia Line Teaming With Backstreet Boys for ‘CMT Crossroads’

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Florida Georgia Line‘s collaboration with the Backstreet Boys has been so successful, they’re taking it to the next level. The country superstars and the iconic boy band are joining forces for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads.

FGL first teamed up with BSB on a song titled “God, Your Mama and Me,” which became the Backstreet Boys’ first No. 1 country hit when it was released as the third single from Florida Georgia Line’s third album, Dig Your Roots.

Their CMT Crossroads episode will feature a joint performance of that along with past hits from both acts that include “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “Cruise” and “H.O.L.Y.”

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FGL’s Tyler Hubbard tells the Associated Press that he’s most looking forward to collaborating on “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” as he and Brian Kelley are both longtime Backstreet Boys fans.

“It’s crazy to think how we grew up listening to this song and now are on stage performing it together,” he reflects. “It still gets me every time!”

The two acts previously teamed up for a joint performance on the 2017 ACM Awards that married “God, Your Mama and Me” with “Everybody” — a pairing so epic that it even had Tim McGraw acting like a goofy fan.

BSB are also joining Florida Georgia Line on the road for select stadium shows on the duo’s Smooth Tour this summer, including a recent sold-out date at Fenway Park in Boston. Upcoming dates include a July 29 show at Minneapolis’ Target Field and an Aug. 12 stop at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

“These guys are master entertainers, no doubt,” Hubbard tells the AP. “But, I gotta say that BK and I have learned to really step up our game all the way around.”

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