How do you reveal the Tennessee Titans’ first new uniforms in almost two decades?
With a public street party headlined by multi-platinum selling country duo Florida Georgia Line.
The Titans announced plans for the April 4 unveiling during a Saturday evening event attended by approximately 8,000 season ticket holders at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The team also unveiled a logo to commemorate the 20th season since the franchise re-branded from the Oilers to the Titans, which players are planning to wear as a small decal on the back of their helmets throughout next season.
The Titans are planning to wear this logo as a small
The Titans are planning to wear this logo as a small helmet decal in 2018 to commemorate their 20th season since re-branding from the Oilers to the Titans. (Photo: Courtesy Tennessee Titans)
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“We wanted to create a unique event for the new uniform unveiling in April,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk told The Tennessean before the event.
“Being in Nashville, it only made sense to include a concert, and we are thrilled Florida Georgia Line has agreed to join us,” she said. “This will be a fun show for our fans — they will get to see the new uniforms and enjoy a terrific concert.”
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The free event is set for 7 p.m. April 4 at Broadway and First Avenue — just blocks from Florida Georgia Line’s restaurant FGL House. The duo, which consists of members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, said they were initially approached to perform a few songs acoustically. But given the circumstances, the men decided to pull their touring rigs out of storage and give Nashville fans the complete Florida Georgia Line concert experience.
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“We’re bringing all the bells and whistles,” Hubbard said.
“We were like, ‘If we’re going to play Nashville, we need to do it right. Let’s rock this thing,’” Kelley said, adding they also planned to bring their pyrotechnics. “We’re just jacked. Nashville is a bull’s-eye for everyone to come to right now. Anytime we can represent the city and the Titans, we’re stepping our game up. We’re just thankful.”
The uniform redesign is in honor of the Titans’ 20th season in Nashville and is the first revamp of the jerseys since the team changed its name from the Oilers to the Titans in 1999.
The Titans announced plans for new uniforms in the fall.
The season-ticket member event Saturday night featured Eddie George, Strunk and voice of the Titans Mike Keith, who interviewed left tackle Taylor Lewan, safety Kevin Byard, general manager Jon Robinson, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and head coach Mike Vrabel on stage.
Byard, the former MTSU star who was named first-team All-Pro after leading the NFL in interceptions last season, said he wouldn’t set a personal goal for turnovers in 2018. Instead, he said, the goal is to win the Super Bowl.