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Country duo Florida Georgia Line performs at Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend

Fans cheered as country duo Florida Georgia Line took to the stage at the Iowa Speedway on Saturday — Tyler Hubbard sporting his signature baseball cap and Brian Kelley donning a cowboy hat — kicking off their show with hit song “Round Here.”

The band performed at 5:30 pm Saturday after the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 Presented By DoorDash. Florida Georgia Line — known for songs like “Cruise,” “This is How We Roll” and “HOLY” — was last in Iowa for a performance on the Grandstand at the Iowa State Fair in 2018.

The duo kept the crowd’s energy going with “Up Down,” followed by the song “I Love My Country,” which they dedicated to Iowa. Next in the lineup was “This is How We Roll” and “God, Your Mama and Me.”

When Hubbard stopped to take a drink between songs, he joked with the crowd about the contents of his cup.

“Bud Light — I don’t know if that counts as hydration, but I think it does,” Hubbard said.

Florida Georgia Line performs after the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 Presented By DoorDash, part of the Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend in Newton at the Iowa Speedway on July 23, 2022.

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Florida Georgia Line continued the show with “Smooth.” As they began to sing “HOLY”, a piano-driven love ballad, couples danced and hugged in the crowd.

“We’ve been to Iowa a few times and there are such special people here,” Hubbard said to the crowd. “So much heart, so much energy.”

The band continued the show with “Long Live,” “Stay,” “May We All,” “Sippin’ on Fire,” and “Dirt.”

“We’re a couple of country boys from Florida and Georgia,” Hubbard told the crowd between songs. “We never thought we’d be hanging out with you guys in Iowa.”

Florida Georgia Line performs after the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 Presented By DoorDash, part of the Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend in Newton at the Iowa Speedway on July 23, 2022.

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During the song “Confession,” Kelley came down from the stage, shaking the hands of audience members crowded near the front.

The duo played “Anything Goes,” “Simple,” and “Get Your Shine On” before Hubbard stopped the show to acknowledge a woman in the crowd who had been holding up a cowboy boot in the hopes the band would sign it.

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