Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard kicks off his solo career by announcing new single '5 Foot 9'

The singer announced the lead single off his upcoming solo project.

Tyler Hubbard, one half of the about-to-go-on-hiatus duo Florida Georgia Line, is starting something new.

Earlier this month, Hubbard announced that he has signed as a solo artist to EMI Nashville and he’s not wasting time when it comes to putting out new music.

On Thursday, he shared that he’s got a solo project coming out and he’s been working on it for over a year.

The first single off that project is called "5 Foot 9," and it’ll be available starting May 20. Hubbard wrote the song with Jaren Johnston -- of The Cadillac Three -- and in-demand Nashville songwriter Chase McGill.

"Songwriting is central to everything I do as an artist," Hubbard shared in a statement of the new track. "It has allowed me to connect with fans for many years, and I’m excited for everyone to hear new music for a new chapter in my career."

Florida Georgia Line announced that they were going on hiatus in February, but Hubbard hasn’t been taking much time off. He co-wrote Little Big Town’s current single, "Hell Yeah," and wrote and sang on the Thomas Rhett-led "Death Row," along with Russell Dickerson.

FGL fans still have a handful of chances to see the duo share a stage this year: They’ve got seven festival dates booked, including the upcoming Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida, next month.

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