God, Your Mama, and Me

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"God, Your Mama, and Me"
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Single by Florida Georgia Line featuring Backstreet Boys
from the album Dig Your Roots
Released January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)
Format Digital download
Recorded NightBird Recording Studios in West Hollywood, CA
Genre
Length 3:04
Label Republic Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line singles chronology
"May We All"
(2016)
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017)
"Smooth"
(2017)

"May We All"
(2016)
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017)
"Smooth"
(2017)
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)"
(2013) Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)2013
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017) God, Your Mama, and Me2017
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
(2018) Don't Go Breaking My Heart2018

"God, Your Mama, and Me" is a song recorded by American country music duo Florida Georgia Line and pop music group Backstreet Boys. It is the third single from the duo's third studio album, Dig Your Roots, which was released on August 26, 2016. The song was written by Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson.[1]

Background

Tyler Hubbard, one-half of Florida Georgia Line, told the blog Taste of Country that it "is just such a well-written song. A song that when we heard it, we fell in love with it. We never really heard it said that way, you know, and heard it put that way, but it’s so true and that’s how we felt about our wives and just naturally drawn to that song".[2] The song was initially recorded with only Florida Georgia Line on vocals. On June 11, 2016, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, who had become friendly with Florida Georgia Line, attended one of the duo's performances during the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. After the show, they played some of their newly recorded songs on the tour bus for Carter, and Carter became interested in the song "God, Your Mama, and Me". The duo then asked members of the Backstreet Boys via their manager Seth England if the group would be interested in performing with them, and all five members of the group agreed. In the song, Carter sang on the second verse, while AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson sang on the bridge. The song was recorded on June 27, 2016 at NightBird Recording Studios in West Hollywood, CA.[3]

Critical reception

The song first became available as an instant gratification track on iTunes just before the album release,[4] and it entered the Hot Country Song on the chart date of September 10, 2016 based on 25,000 copies sold in the first week.[5] It debuted on Country Airplay at No. 51 for the chart of January 28, 2017 as it was being released to radio as a single.[6] The song entered the Hot 100 at No. 92 for chart dated March 18, 2017, which is Backstreet Boys' first return to the chart since 2007.[7] The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on May 23, 2017.[8] It has sold 435,000 copies in the United States as of August 2017.[9]

Music video

The music video for the song was uploaded to Florida Georgia Line's YouTube channel on February 20, 2017.[10] The video features clips of each singer, recorded on cell phones and Go Pros, surprising their significant others with random acts of love and kindness.[11]

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 79
Canada Country (Billboard)[13] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 46
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[15] 19[16]
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[17] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[18] 4

Year-end charts

Chart (2017) Position
Canada Country (Billboard)[19] 35
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[20] 37
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[21] 14

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 435,000[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ Dukes, Billy. "Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, 'God, Your Mama & Me'". Taste of Country. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  2. ^ McClellan, Laura. "Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys: The Ultimate Group". Taste of Country. 
  3. ^ Roland, Tom (February 16, 2017). "Backstreet's Back for Florida Georgia Line's New Single". Billboard. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 30, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: August 30, 2016". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ Asker, Jim; Trust, Gary (August 30, 2016). "FGLBSB: Florida Georgia Line Brings Backstreet Boys to Hot Country Songs chart". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Country Airplay". Billboard. January 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ Trust, Gary (March 8, 2017). "Backstreet's Back! Backstreet Boys Notch First Billboard Hot 100 Hit Since 2007". 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Florida Georgia Line – God Your Mama and Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (August 21, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: August 21, 2017". Roughstock. 
  10. ^ "Florida Georgia Line - God, Your Mama, And Me ft. Backstreet Boys". YouTube. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  11. ^ Uria, Daniel. "Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line surprise their wives in new video". UPI. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  16. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/backstreet-boys/chart-history/radio-songs/
  17. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Florida Georgia Line Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Florida Georgia Line – God Your Mama And Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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