Florida Georgia Line apparently has some animosity towards DJ Bobby Bones, which they made quite clear during an interview in Nashville this week.
On June 7, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley visited SiriusXM Music City Theatre for a performance and interview with DJ Storme Warren.
Warren asked them about how they always find themselves in the crosshairs of controversy, referring to the negative comments surrounding their new single, H.O.L.Y.. But Hubbard’s response took the conversation in another direction.
“We didn’t put a billboard on the Interstate,” said Hubbard. The comment was a direct slam at Bones, who back in 2014 paid $13,000 to launch a massive negative PR campaign against himself that included four highway billboards that read “Go Away Bobby Bones.”
Bones admitted to being behind the campaigns as a way to earn sympathy and increase ratings. He’s also made a few “all-in-good-fun” jabs at FGL recently that apparently haven’t been taken so well.
Later that same day, Bones took to twitter to respond to Hubbard’s comment saying, “Guys. I really don’t care what Florida Georgia Line says about me in an interview. I don’t take stuff personally. I respect their music. Keepin it +”
Whether the sentiment was genuine or not, it appears he’s pushed a couple wrong buttons on behalf of FGL. It wouldn’t be the first artist Bones has created bad blood with. Chris Young and Kacey Musgraves are among other artists who have beef with Bones.
It seems he doesn’t actually have to spend thousands of dollars to turn people against him.
To see the full performance including Hubbard’s jab, click the video below.