"I mean God's been moving in our life, in our community, and in our industry and we just want to do something special tonight and bring one of our good buddies, Mr. Chris Tomlin," said Tyler Hubbard, 32, while introducing their special guest.
The most unexpected thing happened during country singing duo Florida Georgia Line's Atlantic, Georgia concert. According to reports, Tyler Hubbard, 32, and Brian Kelley, 34, turned their concert into a full-fledged worship service after inviting their dear friend, Chris Tomlin, 47, a notable Christian singer-songwriter, on stage. Apparently, the pair became really good buddies with Tomlin and decided to bring a divine twist in their performance. They posted a video on September 4, inviting their pal onstage before giving an introductory speech on their Facebook account. "We get to do something we've been looking forward to a long time now. We've never done this before," Tyler was heard saying in the six-minute clip.
"This is probably one of the coolest moments for us. Truly a full circle God-thing," continued Hubbard, before announcing their special guest. "I mean God's been moving in our life, in our community, and in our industry and we just want to do something special tonight and bring one of our good buddies, Mr. Chris Tomlin." As expected, the crowd erupted the silence of anticipation with thunderous applause. In response to this, Tomlin said, "This is crazy. I've sung this song all over the world and being here tonight with these two brothers...we're going to have a moment to give God praise in Atlanta."
Performing How Great Is Our God and How Great Thou Art, the singer celebrated the love that God, our Father has bestowed upon us. According to Fox News, the singing group met Tomlin a few months ago and formed a quick "friendship and a brotherhood." While Hubbard hails from Ormond Beach, Florida, Kelly is from Monroe, Georgia. The two met at Nashville's Belmont University when they were both studying there and was quick to strike up a friendship as per Allmusic.com. Soon they began writing songs together whenever they found the time between classes.
So, the two grew up leading worship in their respective churches. And as it would turn out, the duo sang many songs which were written by Tomlin himself and now forming the friendship with him and performing live on stage seemed absolutely crazy for them. Concluding their performance they were heard saying, "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Chris Tomlin." Facebook users and faithful fans all around the world expressed their awe through a number of comments posted on the band's video.
Melissa George wrote: Gave me chills. It was so humbling to be at your concert in Hershey when you had us raise our arms to our heavenly father as we belted out the chorus to HOLY. I bet not everyone realized what they were doing but for those of us who believe it was incredibly awesome to see everyone's hands raised in worship ❤️ i love that you are not afraid to profess your faith no matter where you are. We can all learn from you guys. The songs played happened to be one of Chami Hughes' favorite, who wrote: Absolutely amazing and beautiful! That happens to be one of my favorite worship songs as I have seen so many times just how great our God is in my own life and experiences He has led me through including what I am going through now fighting fear and anxiety from a domestic violence incident and He gives me the strength to get through it walking by my side. Thank you, Florida Georgia Line for sharing this. I am in Noblesville, IN and entered to win tickets to your show here, however, I did not win. I wish I could be there. I love ya'll so much & @ChrisTomlin too! ❤
Another fan, Danielle Graham, who was present at the concert that night wrote: I was there that night, and it was nothing short of amazing!!! It truly brought me to tears last Saturday night. Thank you for sharing that message with so many people in attendance and now online!✝️ Taylor Lynn Porter shared: IM COVERED IN CHILLS!!!!! I had just found out today an old friend of mine had taken her life this past weekend and to say I was destroyed would be the biggest understatement possible. The second I heard Chris start singing “How Great Is Our God” I bursted into tears and had just melted on to my kitchen floor. Crying and singing while looking up to the sky hoping she can hear me. Because all I ever wanted for her was for her to be happy, and now I know deep in my soul she’s with her Heavenly Father. I NEEDED this more than I even knew. Thank you BK, Tyler, & Chris. So so so much love to y’all for this amazing video. How great he is ❤️❤️❤️