Three years ago today, the Florida Georgia Line single with the Backstreet Boys, “God, Your Mama, and Me” was released. The song was the third single from the country group’s album, “Dig Your Roots.”
Since 2016, the Backstreet Boys have slowly been making what some would call a comeback. However, to their army of fans, we know that they have never went away. They have always been here, performing, making music videos, entertaining us on Instagram and working their butts off.
They’ve recently won a CMT Award, broke a record on “Good Morning America” for attendance again and have a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.
But there are a few things that I believe have helped the boys get back in the limelight and to be played on the radio again.
With the boys signing on to do a 9-show residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, it was bound to become something bigger. It turned into a multi-year deal, with over 200 shows and will run until April of 2019. And the boys themselves will tell anybody that Vegas is one of the reasons they are on a surge right now in popularity again.
Not only has it given them a spot to entertain fans of all ages in one spot, but it also has become a vacation spot for fans to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties and just plain ‘ole getaways from reality. I mean, they are the fastest selling Vegas residency in history.
I am one of those that believe that if the Backstreet Boys had a strong label behind them, that believed in them with their final records with Jive Records, the albums and songs would have done better on the charts and with sales. They did not have that. RCA has been AMAZING to the boys, helping promote them not only to radio, but in general and in a way that’s not too overbearing or that’s keeping them away from their families. It’s the perfect match.
Sure, the ’90s are back with a vengeance with neon colors, scrunchies and yes, even the music for some reason and we aren’t complaining.
While the ’80s rocked, the ’90s is where it was at. Suddenly it’s cool to like the Backstreet Boys again. Of course, to fans, it was never not cool, but the little surge in ’90s nostalgia has definitely helped push the boys back in the limelight.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Some may disagree with this, but I have to give Tyler and Brian K. from Florida Georgia Line some props at this resurgence in the Backstreet Boys fandom. If you remember, FGL invited the boys out on stage at the I Heart Radio music festival two years ago to perform “Everybody” and shortly after, the boys came out to do their own small performance of a few songs. Then “God, Your Mama and Me” was released on their “Dig Our Roots” album and then it became a No. 1 hit on country radio. They went on to perform on various award shows that they would never have performed on if it weren’t for FGL.
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” may be the most “current” sounding song the Backstreet Boys have released in a while. It’s a “bop” as the kids say. God, I sound old saying, “as the kids say.” It’s the truth though. Look at how well the song is doing on the radio. It’s possibly the biggest hit the guys have had since the “Black & Blue” album. And don’t get me started on the music video. While it’s simple, it’s energetic, it’s bouncy, it’s sexy – it’s everything it should be and more.
Yeehaw, the Backstreet Boys are heading back to Nashville to perform. Continue reading “News: OMG, @BackstreetBoys to perform at the 2018 CMT Awards June 6”
We are more than halfway done with 2017 and 2018 is right around the corner, but this year has brought us some great music. Continue reading “Playlist: Favorite songs of 2017 (so far)”
Once a month we are going to do a link love post where we link other sites in fandoms that we love that you should go visit. This is our first edition, so we’re going to go after a few favorites that have been faves for a long time. Continue reading “September #LinkLove Post: Visit these awesome sites”
As you can tell, things have been touch and go around here, but we’ve been trying to keep everything on the up around here.
Personally, my mother has been back in the hospital again and in ICU this past week, but is out of that and back in a normal hospital room. I know, it seems like it never ends. I feel like I need my own parking space there. But enough about that, let’s talk about some site stuff, shall we?
Don’t forget that fans are gathering together to help take out an ad in Billboard Magazine. We’ve joined the other great BSB fan sites in spreading the word about it. Don’t have any extra money to donate? Don’t worry, I know how you feel. You can help and take part by spreading the word about it on social media and to your other fan friends. Click here for more information.
Did you hear the news? The weekend that Nick Carter is here in Atlanta, the Backstreet Boys will be performing that Friday night at Q100’s very first QTopia concert in Alpharetta ( a suburb of ATL). Tickets have already gone on sale, but you might can still get some. I might most BSB fans ended up with pit tickets so we are going to show my town what Backstreet Fans are made of!
Don’t forget, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line will be on “CMT Crossroads” at 10 p.m. EST. The show was filmed in Nashville at the beginning of the month and we were there. Want spoilers? Ah, you know you do. Click here.
While this is my blog and sometimes I get personal on here, it’s mostly about fangirling and I want everybody that can write to fangirl around here if they want to. Besides several close friends, we’ve also welcomed Maria here who gives a whole different side to being a Backstreet Boys fan and fangirling.
Do you like to write, can write without much editing and want to want to write for us? Click here.
Soldier of the Month
Don’t forget, if you’re a Backstreet Boys Fan Club Member, to sign up to be September’s Soldier of the Month. The contest ends in a few days. Click here for more information.
Ask The Fangirl
Don’t forget you can always ask me random questions or just a question you’ve always wondered about. It doesn’t matter if it deals with boy bands, life, music, etc. Ask away!
Right now, that’s all I have to give a little update to stuff.
Hope you all have a great week!
The dream came alive, people. My dream of seeing the Backstreet Boys do something country came true. It had been my dream to see the Backstreet Boys on CMT Crossroads since the show first started. Tuesday that dream came true.
The boys all were damn near perfect in their performances. Tyler messed up the lyrics to “As Long As You Love Me” once, even though they had big screens in the back with the lyrics scrolling and they had to redo the song.
One of my favorite parts of the night is when Kevin stepped out in front, singing a verse of “Dirt.” It was as if Jesus walked into the room and had a country twang. I’m not going to lie.
One of the best performances of the night was “H.O.L.Y. (High On Loving You),” Florida Georgia Line’s first single from their latest album, “Diggin’ Our Roots.”
The entire set was amazing. The boys’ voices were on point, too. Brian hit that note on “God, Your Mama and Me” and I literally screamed out in happiness. Brian (BK from FGL) was on point during his verses in “As Long As You Love Me” and “All I Have To Give” and both Tyler and Brian did the adlibs that Nick does in “As Long As You Love Me”
And let’s not even get into performing “Everybody.”
Let’s face it. Eighty percent of this crowd had probably never seen Backstreet Boys perform before, or at least in the last 15 years. Maybe they have never seen the brilliance of “Everybody” live, but they did Tuesday night, because the crowd went wild. Absolutely wild.
- “I Want It That Way”
- “As Long As You Love Me”
- “God, Your Mama and Me”
- “All I Have To Give”
I got to see my dream performance, just not from where I should have been considering I got to the venue at 1 p.m., but more on that in another post soon. BSB and FGL were AMAZING – perfection last night.
Now if only they could do a full tour together!
This episode of CMT Crossroads will air on CMT on August 30 at 10 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST.
To say that the Backstreet Boys being a part of CMT Crossroads is a dream come true is an understatement. I have wanted this since the very first episode that CMT did. Continue reading “6 songs @BackstreetBoys and @FLaGaLine should perform on CMT Crossroads”
Welcome to the top of the country charts, Backstreet Boys!
Their hit single with Florida Georgia Line, “God, Your Mama and Me,” has hit number one according to Mediabase 24/7’s charts for June 17-24.
The song was played 620 more times across country radio than the week before when it was No. 2.
On the Billboard Country charts, “God, Your Mama & Me” still sits at No. 5 for the second week in a row, but has gained spins.
On the Billboard Top 100 singles chart, the single sits at No. 51 overall, moving down one spot from No. 51 the week before.
From Sunday, June 3, 2017
Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys have hit the Top 5 on the country charts!
According to Mediabase 24/7, on the June 3, 2017 chart, “God, Your Mama and Me” has moved up a spot to No. 5 on the country singles charts.
It moved 417 more spins than the previous week.
On the Billboard Country Songs chart, the song stays at No. 7 for the week with gains in performance.
On Billboard Country Digital Song sales, the song went down to No. 13 after being No. 9 last week with a peak position of 5.
But, on the Billboard Hot 100, meaning all genres, “God, Your Mama and Me” is No. 60, moving back up from No. 65 last week with gains in performance.
Keep calling your local country music radio stations and requesting Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys, guys!
From Sunday, May 28, 2017
Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys have a hit on their hands.
“God, Your Mama and Me” reached the top ten last week on the country charts and this week has moved up.
According to Mediabase 24/7, during the week of May 21 to May 27 “GYMAM” has moved up to No. 6 on the country singles chart. Last week the song was No. 8. It received 501 more spins this week on country radio than it did the week before.
On the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of June 3, 2017, “GYMAM” has moved up to No. 7 from No. 9 last week.
On the Billboard Hot Country Songs airplay chart for the week of June 3, 2017, “GYMAM’ is No. 7 up from No. 8 last week.
On the Billboard Country Digital Song chart for the week of June 3, 2017, “GYMAM” stayed at No. 9 and also stayed at No. 13 on the Country Steaming Songs chart.
I was born into country music. I grew up in country music. I live and breathe country music.
Yes, I love my boy bands, pop music and rock and gangsta rap, but country music has been a part of my life since the beginning. Continue reading “When people complain about ‘traditional’ country music …”
On Sunday, April 2, 2017, I, Karah-Leigh, was probably the happiest girl in the whole wide world. Why? Because my all-time favorite group – Backstreet Boys – were at the Academy of Country Music Awards and they were performing with one of my other favorite groups – Florida Georgia Line.
But first, let’s go back a bit. Continue reading “The day Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line almost killed me with happiness…”