Florida Georgia Line In Legal Battle With Music Festival


. (Radio.com) While we learned it takes a mere $80K to book Jack White to play your university, maybe the most shocking bit of information out of a current lawsuit between Florida Georgia Line and the organizers of Country Explosion Fest in Utah is that it takes $450,000 to get Florida Georgia Line to play a festival. So, for the price of 5-and-a-half Jack Whites, you only get one Florida Georgia Line.

That fact aside, the whole situation, as reported by Billboard, sounds pretty unfortunate. Essentially, Country Explosion is a big music festival in Utah that has had trouble paying its bills. Florida Georgia Line received half of their fee up front, but had their check bounce when they tried to cash the post-performance half.

On top of that, the festival's owner, Darren Brady, went ahead and counter-sued Florida Georgia Line for defamation, claiming that the band was instructed to wait to cash the check so there would be sufficient funds to pay them. The fest is also claiming Florida Georgia Line breached their contract. Read more here.

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