When news of Florida Georgia Line’s upcoming collaboration with the Backstreet Boys broke earlier this year, we were all a little baffled. Of course, the bro-country duo has never worried much about what others think of their sound. But how exactly would their intensely twangy vocals mesh against the harmonies of one of the biggest boy bands in history?
Well, “God, Your Mama, and Me” is finally here, and it’s definitely a doozy. It’s the kind of sugary-sweet, family friendly song that you’d expect from the Backstreet Boys, circa 1999. And yes, there’s plenty of production supplied to help their voices blend just well enough. Sure, it’s not the strongest single either band has put out, but let’s be honest. It’s a lot better than many of us were anticipating.
Although I don’t see this one becoming a major hit on the country charts, it’s a track that I can see both fan bases embracing – to a certain extent. While Dierks Bentley has managed to capture a hit with his duet with pop singer Elle King, there’s a bit more substance to work with. It’s not quite pop enough to compete with the genre’s heavyweights, but it may just win over those hardcore FGL fans.
So will this one cruise to the top of the charts or become the duo’s first big flop? Only time will tell.