Florida Georgia Line respond to police comments

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country duo Florida Georgia Line said they meant no disrespect to police agencies when they requested that armed officers not be allowed backstage during music festivals on Friday and Saturday.

Kim Blevins, general manager for the Country Thunder Music Festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, said that some people took to Facebook to complain about the band's request for no armed officers for their set on Friday.

A sheriff in Jones County, Iowa, where Florida Georgia Line performed on Saturday, told Fox News that the duo also requested no police presence backstage.

The incident followed recent shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dallas.

Florida Georgia Line said in a statement Tuesday it was "redundant" to use local authorities" when security was already present.