Tyler Hubbard Is Part Of A Male Country Artist Support Group
Tyler Hubbard is eight months into his career as a solo artist, having released his debut solo project in January. The lead singer of Florida Georgia Line and his duo partner Brian Kelly decided to go their separate ways not long after the pandemic.
No doubt there were many emotions in the breakup and the start of each of the guy’s solo careers. When we chatted with Tyler last week about the new music he will be announcing soon, he told us about a support group of male country music artists that gets together monthly and talks about stuff in their lives and careers.
Hubbard, who has already scored two number-one hits as a solo act, told us about the group. He said, “It’s all guys, and we try to meet up like the first Tuesday of every month, and we just get together, and it’s usually somewhat led or orchestrated by a good friend of ours that they we all know and love from Porter’s Call.”
Porter’s Call says on its website that they are “A place where artists can find counsel, support, and encouragement, specifically attuned to their unique profession. It’s a safe and confidential refuge where they can deal with the issues and stresses they face in their careers and personal lives. And the services are provided at no charge.”
Hubbard continued, “It’s good intensional time. We circle up for an hour or two, and we check in, but ultimately, it gives us time and space to just be real and then create a community that supports each other. And anything that we’re going through and have the time as we check in with each other, we find that we’re all kind of going through the same things simultaneously. It makes it just special to have a community that can understand you and can help us navigate through our journeys.”
Tyler would not give any names when prompted to say what other country stars are in the male support group. He laughed uncomfortably, “I think it’s kind of anonymous. I mean, there’s a large group on the text chain now; there are probably thirty-five dudes. Not that everybody shows up every week; sometimes it’s anywhere from three guys to fifteen guys.”
Hubbard really enjoys the time with his fellow artists. He said, “I feel like ultimately we all feel like that’s a safe place where we can go for support; it’s artist-curated and basically artist-led. Every time I leave, I really just wanna keep pouring into that and make it something even bigger ’cause it’s really special. Everyone that’s a part of it is grateful for it.”