Florida Georgia Line Pays All Bar Employees $1000 Each During Coronavirus Shutdown

Looks Like FGL is Taking After Dierks Bentley

March 19, 2020
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Kevin Winter

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One of country music's favorite duos, Florida Georgia Line, is doing what they can to help their staff at FGL House, their bar on Lower Broadway in Nashville, during the COVID-19 coronavirus shutdown. 

The duo took to social media to announce that they will be taking a page out of Dierks Bentley's playbook and also giving each of their employees $1,000 to help them financially while the bar is closed. 

Related: Dierks Bentley Pays Employees $1,000 Each As His Bar Closes in Nashville Amid Outbreak

@fglhouse would be nothing without our amazing staff. We know it takes a village, and we’re so thankful for all 117 of you and we hope this helps out while the bar and restaurant is closed. We’ve been blessed by y’all and we are excited to follow @dierksbentley lead here and #giveback. With much love and gratitude - bk and T

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The band wrote on Facebook that it takes a village to run FGL House and they are so thankful for all 117 employees that make it happen every day. 

Nashville Mayor John Cooper ordered the closing of all bars on Lower Broadway and in surrounding Davidson County due to the spread of the coronavirus, leaving many within the serving industry out of jobs and no way to pay bills or support themselves.

Most country artists remember when that was them struggling to work in the industry by serving or bartending during the day, and then playing shows around town at night, which is why many that own bars on the strip are stepping up to help their employees. 

Dierks and FGL are the first to announce their support, hopefully, others such as Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, and Luke Bryan, who also own bars on Lower Broadway, will follow their lead. 

Other country artists are doing their part during the pandemic by canceling or postponing all tours and festival appearances. Some are getting restless to go out and perform and have been live streaming concerts via Instagram or Facebook instead to give their fans some entertainment during this time of uncertainty.