Florida Georgia Line Hits Heavy with ‘Stay’ Video

“We’re not just two dudes who like to throw a party every night.”
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Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line

Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Earning three No. 1 singles in a row–”Round Here,” “Get Your Shine On” and “Cruise”–is an impressive feat that’s helped define Florida Georgia Line as kings of the good-time party anthem. But “Stay,” the latest single from the  ACM award-winning duo’s debut album Here’s To The Good Times, is a different animal entirely.

The song revolves around a breakup, where the woman has walked out and the guy is left pleading with her to come back. The music video, though, takes things a few steps further by adding a new level of drama–and darkness–to the situation.

The video kicks off in a trailer park, with a woman looking sadly around the wreckage of a burned-out trailer. A dog sniffs out a cellphone and brings it to her, which sets off a flashback to the events leading up to the fire. These involve the breakup, and the subsequent pleading for her to “Stay” via text messages on that very phone. Watch below:

Where previous FGL singles like “Cruise” (including the remix of the song with Nelly) were easy for country fans to latch onto and sing along with, it’ll be curious to see if the clearly downbeat “Stay” has the same effect.

But as FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley told back when Here’s To The Good Times was first released, they deliberately aimed for diversity.

Despite the album’s title, Tyler explained that the songs are not all party tunes but instead represent a “wide spectrum of who we are.”

“We like having a good time, but that consists of a lot more than just partying,” he continued. “We’re not just two dudes who like to throw a party every night.”

Brian echoed that sentiment. The songs on the record “really represent who we are and what we want to say.”

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