If you go
What: Luke Bryan with guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Civic Center
Tickets: $28.75 to $53.25
Info:www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
On paper, it looks like Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard made a pretty fast track from college graduates to touring with country star Luke Bryan.
But those couple of years held a ream of hard work. The reality was the two graduates of Nashville's Belmont University were working their rear ends off, writing music and playing whatever gigs they could find by night and working by day doing everything they could to make ends meet, whether it was cutting grass and washing cars or working construction.
Hubbard recalls his mom asking him what his Plan B was.
"We attacked music without a Plan B. We just kept our heads down and worked real hard; it's a guy thing," Hubbard said.
The hard work is paying off, and the friendship they forged as college students is as strong as ever.
"I think me and BK have a special connection," Hubbard said. "This is our passion and what we love doing."
Their duo, Florida Georgia Line, gets its name from their home states. Kelley hails from Florida and Hubbard from Georgia.