The multi-level bar, restaurant and entertainment venue provided the backdrop for the show, it’s the first official performance.
“We christened the stage and the performance with a shot of Old Camp. We’re taking personal pride in showing the world Nashville, starting here at the FGL House. I don’t know where we’re going to end the night, but the night’s going to be awesome.” – Tyler Hubbard
The two acts played their “Last Day Alive” collaboration from the Chainsmokers’ album Memories … Do Not Open. “I’m honored that they would have us,” FGL’s Brian Kelley said. “It really did feel like an FGL/Chainsmokers collaboration, and that’s what we’re all about when it happens organically like that … and it’s just been a really cool process to see this thing go from a text or an e-mail opportunity to be here tonight.”
The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall also looked forward to learning more about the country music community through their work with Hubbard and Kelley. “I don’t think you could have two better guys introducing you to the world of country music,” Taggart said.
“These guys are some of our best friends now,” Pall added. “This is a totally new scene to us that we’ve completely fallen in love with, and Nashville’s been a special place for us just in general for our own fans. But to come down here for the CMT Awards and perform at FGL’s restaurant & bar … that’s just amazing.”