Florida Georgia Line talked about meeting Bebe Rexha for the first time to write “Meant To Be”. It only took a couple of hours for the hit to be born.
When Tyler Hubbard first contacted Bebe, she agreed to meet at the studio last minute. She didn’t realize that Tyler was ready to start writing and recording right then. It turned out to be quite a successful writing session, despite being rushed. Tyler said in a Big Machine Label Group interview:
“So we wrote that song in a couple of hours and she sang down the demo. We left with the song pretty much the way it is on the radio, so it was a pretty awesome night. I think as songwriters that’s kind of what you live for. You know, there’s a lot of days that don’t unfold that way and don’t come that easy and sometimes the songs sort of falls out of the sky and it’s those writes that you kind of live for.”
Tyler and Brian Kelley were both blown away by the immense success of the track. Especially considering how naturally it came to be:
“All of a sudden we’re getting streams all over the world. She has a huge fan base globally, and the song just naturally blew up. It’s fun to see this naturally happen, without it being pushed to work …That’s the beauty of it, just getting out of the box and seeing what happens. And when it works, it works.”