Nelly, Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise' through the TODAY plaza
Who's working on Labor Day? Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, that's who! The country sensations paired up with the rap/R&B star to create one of summer's most unlikely hits, "Cruise," and had no problem working up a little sweat on what's a holiday for most of the rest of the country on Monday.
"Cruise" was already a hit for the duo before Nelly stepped in with a remixed version, and it took off all over again. The song was also a great chance for the members of FGL (Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) to meet up with one of their favorite artists, who happened to be on their label. "I've been a huge fan of Nelly since middle school," said Hubbard.
Together and separately, the musicians had four shots at ruling the stage on Monday; the threesome kicked things off with "Cruise" (naturally), followed by Nelly blasting through a medley of his hits and a full-out version of "Heaven." Later on, FGL wrapped things up with "Round Here."
"It's always good as a musician to dig deep sometimes, and sometimes to have a little fun," said Nelly, adding "and hopefully you have a successful life that allows you to create that mixture."