Each school year the CFSB Center books a special guest concert of big name musicians to perform for Murray State students.
The CFSB Center will be hosting a Florida Georgia Line concert Oct. 10. Colt Ford will be the opener. Previously, it was announced that Tyler Farr would also be performing; however, that act has now been changed. Instead, Dallas Smith will be gracing the stage.
All three artists have had successful careers.
Dallas Smith left his 10-year position as front man of the group Default to record a country solo album. Smith’s album includes songs such as “Nothing but Summer,” “Jumped Right In” and “What Kind of Love.”
Colt Ford has also had his share of experience. Ford has co-written songs for many popular country artists, most notably “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean. He is known for his eccentric rap/country style and his many collaborations.
Headlining the Here’s to the Good Times tour, Florida Georgia Line has recently blown up in the country music industry. The duo’s song “Cruise” topped the charts only 14 weeks after its release. Following “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line had more summer singles like “Dayum Baby” and “Get Your Shine On.”
Jessica Foster, social media coordinator for Murray State, expressed her excitement about booking the concert in Murray.
“The CFSB Center has had some amazing concerts in the past,” she said. “It’s going to be an amazing concert, definitely one to remember.”
The hype behind the concert is partially thanks to the clues the CFSB Center social media left for those who follow their news feed. Each day, a new clue was released to involve the community in guessing who would be performing in October.
“We were hoping for a lot of community involvement,” Foster said. “We wanted to get people excited.”
Florida Georgia Line played here last year in August with Corey Smith in Lovett Auditorium before the hit song “Cruise” was released. Students who attended are happy to welcome them back to the area.
“Florida Georgia Line was really good,” said Hannah Knapp, senior from Xenia, Ill. “But I only knew like four songs the first time, so I bought the CD right after the concert. Now they are one of my favorite bands, so I am super excited to see them again.”
Story by Hunter Harrell, Staff Writer