The Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, Bebe Rexha, Nelly, Jason Derulo… hell even Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw… Florida Georgia Line has made a career out of collaborating with other artists.
And while they’ve been begging Bruno Mars for a collab for the past two years, (give it up guys, it’s not happening) their latest plea was country’s own Carrie Underwood.
In a recent Instagram post (one that has since been deleted for obvious reasons) FGL teased a new song that they wrote with Julia Michaels asking Carrie to jump on the song with them.
“We’d really love for Carrie Underwood to hear this song, we think it would be a massive collaboration. We’d love to send it to you, but we don’t have your email or your phone number, so we’re just gonna play a little of the song.”
Don’t have her phone number or email? Huh? That’s probably not by accident. Great pitch guys…
Anyways, as it turns out, they got a big, fat NO from Carrie Underwood.
“No, we got turned down on that one, you don’t win em all, Cody,” Tyler told Cody Alan on CMT Hot 20 Countdown according to Nash Country Daily.
“I guess she didn’t love it as much as we did, but that’s alright. I think she said it was amazing and she’d love to, but it was right around her book tour release and so she was super busy and didn’t really have time, but who knows, who knows where it will go… Now it’s just open game… We got turned down, we got turned down, Cody.”
Let’s be real for a second… why the fuck would Carrie Underwood ever do a song with Florida Georgia Line? I appreciate the willful ignorance and whole “shooters shoot” mentality, but c’mon already. Carrie Underwood?
Hell, why don’t you send it over to Eric Church while you’re at it? Maybe give Chris Stapleton a call and see what he’s up to. In fact, I would pay you to send a song to Sturgill Simpson just so I can hear his reaction.
You see fellas, the one thing you should probably consider before you start throwing out names like Bruno Mars and Carrie Underwood is… would they actually want to collaborate with us? Because the answer is probably no. And now you just look stupid.
Or, here’s an idea… maybe just go back to making something that vaguely resembles country music. You know, like “Dirt.”