Florida Georgia Line: The Duo Changing Country Music, One Party Song At A Time

Then you better start thinking in shapes and download the newly released Shapes Music app for iPad. When experienced musicians interact with music, they seldom think in terms of notes, scales or keys, explains the eponymous development studio behind Shapes Music. Instead, theyve translated years of experience into natural shapes and patterns on their instruments. Shapes Music applies this principle in enabling you to think like a pro as it guides you in playing music. The app does this by using a unique semitransparent keyboard design thats superimposed on music videos, allowing you to tap while you watch. If you cant see the video embedded above, please click here . The app lets you search through thousands of songs by title or by artist and lets you build your own custom playlist. Shapes Musics offered songs run the gamut of musical genre and are culled straight from YouTube. So, make sure that YouTube music content is not blocked in your country in order to get the most out of Shapes Music. Shapes Music is available now in the App Store for $4.99. The app is compatible with iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. As noted by Music Ally , there are plans to add other instuments and sounds to Shapes Music.

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Just a couple of everyday guys, hanging out before taking the stage in Richmond in front of 6,000 screaming fans. Fifteen months ago, these dudes didnt have a record deal. Now theyre shattering music records while taking Nashville by storm . On Sunday, the 20,000-plus expected to gather at Merriweather Post Pavilion for the annual Sunday in the Country festival will see Kelley and Hubbard right before they graduate to the next level of stardom: their first national headlining tour, which kicks off Thursday. Fans will pack in to hear feel-good party songs from the duos platinum-selling debut album, Heres to the Good Times , and especially the inescapable crossover smash Cruise, which recently spent 22 weeks at No. 1, making Billboard country chart history. As Florida Georgia Line keeps ascending, the duo is also being credited or blamed, depending on whom you ask for helping to change the sound of modern country music. The bands rise may seem rapid, but as everyone around them emphasizes, its the result of years of tough, behind-the-scenes work. Plus, its triumphant proof that doing things a little differently even if you start outside of the Nashville star-making machine, which has a methodical process of transforming singers into superstars can lead to success. It was a fast rise if youre looking at it only from the perspective of when the mass audience started paying attention, says Seth England, the duos manager. I dont mean that disrespectfully. Thats just when people first became aware of them. England laughs, We call it the five-year overnight success. Hit the road Five years may not seem like a lot to the countless songwriters gutting it out in Music City waiting for a big break. However, these singers, who spent their early 20s building bathroom stalls and working for a mobile carwash to earn money between singing gigs, feel like they paid their dues. We did things a lot different than Nashville, typically, Hubbard says.