Florida Georgia Line Confirms Their Nashville Bar Has Closed — Here's Why

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Florida Georgia Line confirmed that the duo’s Downtown Nashville bar has closed.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley shared a statement on Florida Georgia Line’s Instagram story on Monday evening (May 6) to confirm reports that the bar, located at 120 3rd Ave S, is closing its doors. They said in the statement: “We love being one of the first to have a bar downtown but all great things eventually come to an end. FGL House has closed, to make way for a new unrelated venture. Hope y’all made some fun memories there — we sure did!”

Florida Georgia Line marked the grand opening of FGL House in June 2017, per a press release issued in May of that year. The venue opened just in time for CMA Fest, which is hailed the longest-running country festival in the world. Florida Georgia Line was part of a growing list of country artists to open a bar amid the stretch of honky tonks on Lower Broadway and the intersecting streets in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Others include Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and more. Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen also have bars in the works. Lainey Wilson was confirmed to be opening a new establishment in the former FGL House location.

Hubbard and Kelley announced in February 2022 — when their Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit, Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong, made its debut — that they were “taking a break” as a duo. They spoke with PEOPLE at the exhibit opening about the future of Florida Georgia Line, amid rumors of a split. Hubbard said: “I think 'taking a break' is the proper term, as opposed to breaking up. …we're sort of using these last 12 shows as a time to celebrate FGL, celebrate the fans, celebrate each other, and then support each other on the next chapter of our musical and creative journey, which is gonna be individually for a while. So we're excited.”

Kelley added to the outlet at that time: “We're not going our separate ways. We're taking a break from recording our music. We're being artists. We love creating. And so a couple years back, we started writing without each other and trying different writers, and now we're both doing that with our music.”

Hubbard said in a recent podcast interview, while speaking about going solo after FGL, that “there's a lot of experience that happens in 12 years. So I'm really grateful to be able to have an opportunity to take everything I learned over the first go around, if you will, and kinda reapply it into the second go around with a more mature perspective and a great support team, great management. Now I have three kids and a wife. When we started it was just me and BK and the band, and we didn't have anything to lose. We really started from ground zero the first time, and although I have sorta started in a sense from ground zero, I still have the experience, I still have the catalog and the history.”

Since then, Hubbard and Kelley have pursued solo careers. Hubbard’s sophomore solo album, Strong, arrived last month. Kelley’s project, Tennessee Truth, is due this Friday (May 10).