More than any other genre save rap, country music artists love working together. Whether through touring together, writing songs for each other, or even throwing a pal a verse or two, no group is closer than country’s new gang of Georgia boys. These fellas bring a raucous brand of party rock to the Nashville scene.
Whether they’re stars like Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard, or up-and-comers like Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Brantley Gilbert, these Georgians are making their home state proud. But at the center of it all is Leesburg’s own Luke Bryan, the co-host of April 6’s ACM awards. In advance of the ceremony, explore the ties that bind these Peach State superstars.
See PEOPLE’s infographic below, and read on for more details on every connection.
How they connect:
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line: Bryan is featured on Florida Georgia Line’s 2014 single, “This Is How We Roll.”
Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett: Rhett wrote “Sunburnt Lips” for Bryan in 2013.
Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell: Swindell used to be Bryan’s merch guy and now opens for him on tour. He also helped write three songs on Bryan’s album Crash My Party: “Beer in the Headlights,” “Roller Coaster” and “Out Like That.”
Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert: Have played festivals together.
Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean: Bryan is featured on Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know.”
Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett: Rhett wrote the duo’s hit “Round Here.”
Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell: Florida Georgia Line helped Swindell write “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”.
Florida Georgia Line and Brantley Gilbert: Have played festivals together.
Florida Georgia line and Jason Aldean: Florida Georgia Line is opening for Aldean on his 2014 tour.
Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell: Swindell co-wrote Rhett’s 2013 single “Get Me Some of That.”
Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert: Rhett is opening for Gilbert on the latter’s Let It Ride tour.
Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean: Rhett wrote “1994” and “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” for Aldean.
Cole Swindell and Brantley Gilbert: Have played festivals together.
Cole Swindell and Jason Aldean: Have played festivals together.
Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert: Gilbert wrote “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem,” both hits for Aldean.
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