After much speculation, the Canadian Football League has finally announced that Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Davis and Canadian country musician Josh Ross will be the halftime entertainment at the 109th Grey Cup in Regina on November 21.
Hubbard, one-half of the multi-platinum country duo Florida Georgia Line, has had a prolific career. He has 19 No. 1 singles on country radio to his name and has won countless music awards since the duo formed in 2010. Hubbard is about to release his self-titled solo debut in January.
The first single off that album, “5 Foot 9,” has already reached No. 1 on Canadian radio and has 185 million global streams. In anticipation of his debut solo album, Hubbard released a six-song project this past summer titled “Dancin’ In The Country” which already has over 200 million global streams.
Davis recently reached No. 1 for the fourth time, with the title track off his 2021 EP, “Buy Dirt (featuring Luke Bryan).” The triple-platinum hit has been nominated for Single, Song and Event of the Year at both the Country Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The single joins a trio of tracks from his debut album Home State – “Singles You Up,” “Take it From Me,” and “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” – which have reached the top of the charts.
The winner of Best New Country Artist at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards is also a two-time nominee for the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Artist of the Year and Billboard’s Top New Country Artist in 2018. His current single, “What My World Spins Around” was recently certified Gold in Canada.
The pair will be joined by Burlington, Ontario’s Josh Ross to give the halftime show some Canadian flavour.
The former Western University Mustang defensive back made his major-label debut with “On A Different Night,” before following it up with the summertime anthem “Tall Boys” and the gold-certified ballad “First Taste of Gone,” which found its way onto the top-five Canadian Country Music Charts and entered the Canadian Hot 100. Ross was nominated for the 2022 Rising Star at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
The 109th Grey Cup will be played in Regina at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday, November 20 with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. ET. The sold-out contest and the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show will be broadcast live across the nation on TSN and RDS.