|Advance Auto Parts to Sponsor Superstar Duo Florida Georgia Line’s 2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour|
ROANOKE, Va., February 6, 2017 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, announced today that the company will sponsor the 2017 dates on superstar duo Florida Georgia Line's (FGL) colossal nationwide DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour.
The highly anticipated tour will crisscross North America with stops from Houston to Quebec and everywhere in between. The first run in 2017 got underway Friday, January 27 in Tallahassee, Florida. With special guests Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane along for the ride, select dates will also include newcomers Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Morgan Wallen.
Praised as "one of the hottest country acts alive" (MusicRow Magazine), the history-making duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have already broken attendance records, played to more than one million fans and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances on the last leg of their sold-out DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour.
"We are proud to join Florida Georgia Line as a presenting sponsor of their 2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour," said Walter Scott, Advance's chief marketing officer. "Brian and Tyler are car enthusiasts, and we look forward to helping bring their music to our millions of customers and 74,000 team members across North America."
"We are thrilled to partner with Advance Auto Parts for this extended run of our DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour," Hubbard said of the new tour sponsorship. "Both BK and I are huge fans of cars, dirt bikes and four-wheelers, so this was a perfect fit."
Kelley said, "Everything got started for us while touring the Southeast in my black 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, which may have needed a part or two along the way! So we are excited to have all of the Advance folks out on the road with us."
FGL is touring in support of its 2016 chart-topping BMLG Records "DIG YOUR ROOTS" album, which has already delivered back-to-back No. 1 singles with the double platinum-certified "H.O.L.Y." which spent an incredible 18 weeks atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and gold-certified "May We All" (featuring Tim McGraw). The duo's third chart-rising single, "God, Your Mama, And Me," is a knockout collaboration with Backstreet Boys. To date, the undeniable duo has notched 12 chart-topping singles.
"This is an exciting partnership for our customers, vendors and team members that aligns well with the passion that the Advance team has for our customers," Scott said. "We want to thank both BMLG Records and LST Marketing for their efforts and creativity in building this program."
For more information on Florida Georgia Line and the DIG YOUR ROOTS Tour, visit floridageorgialine.com.
About Florida Georgia Line
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE'S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL's "Cruise" is the only country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 8, 2016, Advance operated 5,058 stores and 127 Worldpac branches and served approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.advanceautoparts.com.