Brantley Gilbert Brings International Blackout Tour In May with support from Broken Witt Rebels Latest single ‘Stone Cold Sober’ out now Watch the video here Having rocked last year’s C2C Festival at The O2 in London last year, hard-hitting country outlier BRANTLEY GILBERT will return to the UK this May as part of his international Blackout tour. Among the concerts is a date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. UK DATES Thu 05 May 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor SOLD-OUT Fri 06 May 2016 – Manchester Academy 2 Sat 07 May 2016 – Birmingham O2 Institute 2 Sun 08 May 2016 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Gilbert is a force to be reckoned with. He’s notched six number one singles, including Jason Aldean’s ‘My Kind of Party’ and the CMA Song of the Year nominee ‘Dirt Road Anthem’, and earned back-to-back platinum albums with Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am, the latter being the 2014 American Music Awards Favourite Country Album. With a storied stage show, one that is high velocity as it is long on songs drawn from the rough hewn artist’s own life, the Jefferson, Georgia-born and –raised songwriter believes in cutting deep veins of truth into his music. “People everywhere like to raise hell and have a good time,” says Gilbert. “It’s one of the things, no matter where I go, people seem to agree on. But they also want their music to dig a little deeper – and maybe show a little bit more of how life really is. I may write drinking songs and fighting songs, but I also write songs about faith, about hitting your knees and being lost and trying to be the best man I can be. I think the most hardcore rowdy people, when you look inside, need that just as much. I know I do… These songs are all about making my way through world, so they’ve been road-tested.” Just As I Am topped Billboard and iTunes’ Country Albums chart upon release, ultimately becoming the third-highest Country seller of 2014 Featuring the Multi-Platinum number one ‘Bottoms Up,’ the nearly-double platinum number one ‘One Hell Of An Amen’ and Gold-certified ‘Small Town Throwdown,’ Just As I Am remained in the Top 5 best-selling Country Albums of 2015 as well. Given the demand for his music – and wanting to deepen the story, Brantley released Just As I Am – Platinum Edition on May 19, one year after the original album’s release. Having written each of the 19 tracks on the expanded version, The Platinum Edition shared a more intimate glimpse into this chapter of his life with songs like the title track ‘Just As I Am,’ as well as his current single ‘Stone Cold Sober’. WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘STONE COLD SOBER’ Given his loyal fanbase and ever-expanding BG Nation, last year Gilbert took home the first ever fan-voted Renegade Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Recognizing artists who break boundaries while remaining true to themselves, Gilbert was honored to given an award Continue reading Brantley Gilbert announces May ‘Blackout Tour’
Brantley Gilbert announced as headliner for the annual Lakeside Country Bash fundraising concert in Fort Meyers, FL Saturday December 13th Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 22 for the sixth annual Lakeside Country Bash to benefit Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. The concert features chart-topping country artist Brantley Gilbert and will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 with gates opening at 2 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park. Gilbert earned the Recording Industry Association of America’s gold certification for his third album “Just As I Am” released by Valory Music Group. The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, scoring the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley’s latest project has already produced the platinum-certified, No. 1 lead single “Bottoms Up,” and the music video has earned more than 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, “Small Town Throwdown,” features label mates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. Ticket prices are$29.75, $46, $56, $66.00, and $76, and do not include facility fee or service charges. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800-745-3000. For more information visit www.lakesidecountrybash.com. Tyler Farr recently released “A Guy Walks into a Bar” the next single off of his upcoming Columbia Nashville LP. The song, written by Melissa Peirce, Jonathan Singleton, and Brad Tursi, hit a chord with the Missouri-born singer, who loved the use of a simple act – walking into a bar – to highlight everything from a relationship’s first exciting meeting to heartbreak. Hailed as a breakout new country male vocalist, Columbia Nashville’s broke through the country and all genre charts last year with debut album, “Redneck Crazy”, which landed at No. 2 on the Country Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and marking the year’s highest entry by a debut male country artist on the all-genre Billboard 200 album sales chart at its debut. Colt Ford is just an unassuming good old country boy from Georgia, a one-time pro golfer turned songwriter and musician who has struck a chord with his growing fan base. On “Thanks for Listening”,his fifth album on his own perfectly named Average Joes Entertainment label, he returns the favor, offering his audience a humble token of his appreciation. With his groundbreaking blend of country music and hip hop rhythms, Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name, from the mud trucker events where he started to arena stages, where he’ll next be seen sharing the bill with Toby Keith. Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, North Carolina watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues Continue reading Brantley Gilbert Headlining Lakeside Country Bash
Brantley Gilbert’s More Than Miles Is A Story Worth Investing In – Video Review. Brantley Gilbert may be a tough country rock star, but he’s certainly good at love songs. Take “My Kind Of Crazy” for example, from 2010. It’s songs like that that really capture the essence of people’s emotions. Also, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“, from 2011, was another one that really hit the ball out of the park. Now, with “More Than Miles“, his latest release, Brantley sings of the agony of leaving the one he loves to go follow his dream, before realizing that he’s made the wrong decision. I read somewhere that this song was about his ex-girlfriend (fun fact: she was featured in the video for “My Kind Of Crazy“). Either way, for such an emotionally-charged song as this, it would have to have a good video, and I’m pleased with the results. The Video: Step by Step. For once I can actually say a country music video just follows the story of the song (simplicity is underrated these days), and depicts Brantley parking his truck in the drive of a motel, just outside Nashville’s city limits, almost like he can’t bear to go beyond. Though I think the sign for Nashville being right by a motel is a little unrealistic, but hey, we’ll go with it, it’s a music video! The story continues as Brantley stares at the photo on the dashboard of a girl, as shown in the lyrics, and he goes to get a room (in true slow motion dramatic style, of course). Again and again during the video it cuts back to a close-up of Brantley playing guitar and singing the song in the motel room, and we really get a little suspense of disbelief that he’s written the song in a motel room just like that. Because the video follows the song so well, it makes us believe the lyrics were written in truth (particularly given the ex-girlfriend theory mentioned above), and this is really the fundamentals of a country music video. We get shots of Brantley attempting to write songs, but screwing up the pieces of paper because he supposedly can’t write without the inspiration of his girl, he can’t focus because of the break-up. The filter on the camera is a grayish blue, and this symbolically sets the deepening mood as Brantley stares into the mirror in his room, and paces around leaning into walls and staring into space. When actually called out like that it seems a little false, but it works within the context of the video. Later, we get Brantley walking to a bar, where a band are playing, but he’s distracted by the lovers kissing and becomes contemplative. He even rejects the advances of a very attractive woman , who then seems to be approached by another guy ‘wanting a go’ as it were, and Brantley gives him the pass to go ahead. I was a little confused by this part Continue reading Brantley Gilbert More Than Miles Video: Review
Ticket Giveaway: Brantley Gilbert Hell On Wheels Tour, Clemson, South Carolina. Brantley Gilbert‘s Hell On Wheels Tour is well under, and he is headed to the Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina! Thanks to AEG Live, a lucky fan could win two tickets to the November 8th, 2012 concert! Brantley fans will also get to see up and comers Greg Bates and Ben Davis perform the opening set! All you need to do is comment below, and let us know why you’re a Brantley Gilbert fan! Giveaway Details: Simply comment below and tell us why you’re a Brantley Gilbert fan. Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually. Prizes were provided by AEG Live. Entries must be received by Saturday, November 3rd. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90 days after this one. Prize Details: 2 tickets November 8th at 7:30 pm Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina tickets will be held at will call evening of the show
Brantley Gilbert To Kick Off First Ever Headlining Tour! Brantley Gilbert may have spent the year so far opening for Eric Church on his Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour and Toby Keith on his Live In Overdrive Tour, but now he will be kicking off his very own headlining tour! Brantley and crew have named it The Hell On Wheels Tour and it will be starting off on September 27th in Lafayette, Indiana. Gilbert will be joined by special guests Uncle Kracker, Brian Davis and (new CMNB favorite!) Greg Bates on various dates between September and October. Check out the list of announced dates so far. So, will you be checking out Gilbert’s headlining tour? Brantley Gilbert Hell On Wheels Tour dates (subject to change): 9/27 — Lafayette, IN – Elliot Hall of Music 9/28 – Poplar Bluff, MO – Black River Coliseum 10/4 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center 10/5 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse 10/6 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena 10/11 – Dodge City, KS – United Wireless Arena 10/18 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center 10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Cowboys Dance Hall
In Case Anyone Wanted To Know How The VERY FIRST Show Of The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour Went… I was very fortunate to attend the first show of Eric Church’s Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. It took place in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the Fort Smith Convention Center. I (again so very grateful) had VIP tickets which included lots of goodies! There was a dinner before (with great food), a bag full of merchandise (including a very classy set of shot glasses), an acoustic set and great seats! The acoustic set consisted of two songs between dinner and the actual show. He sang “Like Jesus Does,” a track from Chief and “Before She Does,” a track from his first album Sinners Like Me. After those there was time for some questions from the fans. I managed to get some talk time, where I first told him it was my birthday and then asked where he got the idea to write “Lightning.” He replied with a VERY “Happy Birthday” and said it came to him one day after watching the Green Mile. For those of you who haven’t heard it, go listen now! It will definitely tug at your heartstrings! After questions (and one more drink) me and my friends headed to the main building! Brantley Gilbert was the opening act, but I only caught the first and last songs of his set…that’s because I was waiting in line for a cold beverage for, no joke, at least 30 minutes. This was one thing, that I feel, wasn’t thought out very carefully. Once Church hit the stage all complaints or worries were out the door!!!! He ROCKED that stage, and when I say this I mean it 100 percent! I have seen him perform on several occasions (over 10) and I’m never disappointed, but last Thursday I was attacked with the amount of energy coming off of the stage and exuding in the audience. He packed the place, it was mentioned several times that this was a record breaking amount of people in the building! That’s with it being a Thursday night and previous artists such as Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert playing the venue! He played his classics “Two Pink Lines,” “Sinners Like Me,” “Guys Like Me,” “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “Carolina,” “Hell On the Heart” and many others. Like clock-work, as soon as he started to sing “These Boots,” the majority of the crowd shucked their kickers and raised them high in the air! Church also played songs from his most recent album, Chief! Of course he sang “Drink In My Hand,” but what has become one of my all-time favorite songs, “Springsteen,” stole the show! He played the piano during the memory-lane, reminiscing tune, this is after learning the 88 keyed instrument days prior! Basically it was one of the best shows I have seen in a LONG time! Most definitely the best show I’ve seen in 2012! 😉 I strongly encourage Continue reading Eric Church Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour
Fan Voting For ACM New Artist of the Year Open. The ACM Awards are quickly approaching, and fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category. The group of nominees has been narrowed down to 8 semi-finalist, and you’re needed to help narrow it down to the final 3. Voting is open now, and you can vote once per day until 12pm ET on January 30th. The final three nominees will be announced in February. The 47th Annual ACM Awards will air live on CBS on April 1st! New Artist of the Year Semi-finalists: Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes JT Hodges David Nail Jerrod Niemann Justin Moore Scotty McCreery Thompson Square Click here to vote.
Brantley Gilbert Releases Video for You Don’t Know Her Like I Do. Brantley Gilbert has released a video for “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“. This particular track comes off of the deluxe edition of Gilbert’s September release, Halfway to Heaven. It is one of three additional tracks you won’t find on the original version of the album. The video for the track seems to actually use a lot of the same footage you see in the live version of his “Country Must Be Country Wide” video. Most likely, they just pulled footage from the same concert. Regardless, Gilbert’s fans are some of the most loyal around, and they will probably not care about a little repeat footage. It’s a quality song, and worth taking a look at, even if you haven’t jump on Brantley train yet! You can watch it below. Check out the video for “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” Now!
Eric Church And Brantley Gilbert Plan To Hit The Road Together! It has been confirmed that Eric Church will be headlining his very own arena tour for the first time! Blood, Sweat & Beers will kick off in Fort Smith, Ar on January 19! The tour will include special guest Brantley Gilbert and hit nearly 50 states across the U.S. “We have been building our entire career for this tour. It is truly the culmination a lot of blood, sweat and beer that has brought us to this point in our career. I have always trusted our fans to deliver with their dedication and passion. They have always exceeded my expectations. I have never been more excited to begin a tour than this one. The band and I are committed to emptying the tank every night and delivering the best show we can.” -Church Ticket prices range from $34.75 for reserved seats to $199 for “Put A Drink In YOUR Hand” VIP Package. The package will be limited to no more than 200 fans per show and will include premiere seating, a pre-show with food and drinks, a two song acoustic set by Church and autographed memorabilia, including a limited-edition show poster, tour T-shirt and tour laminate. The VIP experience will be available through all ticket outlets. New artists the Cadillac Black, Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh, Jon Pardi and Drake White will also perform on various dates. Tour Stops Jan. 19 Fort Smith, Ar. Jan. 20 Cape Girardeau, Mo. Jan. 21 Southaven, Miss Jan. 26 Maddison, Wis Jan. 27 Saginaw, Mich. Jan. 28 Terre Haute, Ind. Feb. 2 Savannah, Ga. Feb. 3 Knoxville, Tenn. Feb. 4 Norfolk, Va Feb. 16 Greenville, S.C. Feb. 17 Salisbury, Md. Feb. 18 Greensboro, N.C. Feb. 23 Battle Creek, Mich. Feb. 24 Cleveland Feb. 25 Fort Wayne, Ind. March 1 Portland, Maine March 2 Lowell, Mass. March 3 Indiana, Pa. March 8 Oklahoma City, Ok March 10 Oragne Beach, Ala More tour dates and locations will be announced at a later time!
Brantley Gilbert Offers Fans a Deluxe Edition of Halfway To Heaven. Earlier this year, Brantley Gilbert signed with Valory Music Company, and Tuesday, September 13th marked his first album release date with his new label. Gilbert has released a deluxe edition of his Halfway to Heaven album that is packed with lots of features fans will surely appreciate. All of the 12 original tracks have been remixed and remastered to create the sound Brantley was originally aiming for. Additionally, this deluxe version will also include 3 newly recorded songs, music videos for current hit single “Country Must Ben Country Wide” and “Kick It In The Sticks“, and a behind-the-scenes interview with Gilbert. To promote his new release Brantley will be traveling from Atlanta to Indianapolis on a week long promotional tour with radio interviews and in-store appearances. Also, he will be the opening act for Alan Jackson‘s BOK Center performance in Tulsa, OKC on September 16th. For a complete list of Brantley’s promotional activities see the list below! Brantley Gilbert’s September 13-17 Promotional Tour Atlanta 9/13 – Morning radio visits to WUBL and WKHX – 12:00 PM: In-store with Kicks (WKHX) at the Best Buy (850 Cobb Place Blvd NW Kennesaw, GA) – 6:00 PM: In-store with The Bull (WUBL) at Best Buy in the Mall of Georgia (3205 Woodward Crossing Blvd, Suite A, Buford, GA) Charlotte 9/14 – Morning Satellite Radio Tour – 12:00 PM In-store with The Kat (WKKT) at Best Buy (10600 Centrum Pkwy Pineville, NC) – 6:00 PM In-store with WSOC Charlotte at Best Buy in Monroe (10221 Perimeter Pwky Charlotte, NC) Dallas 9/15 – Morning Satellite Radio Tour – 6:00 PM in-store with KSCS/Dallas…Wal-Mart (North Richland Hills 6401 NE Loop 820 Dallas, TX ) Tulsa 9/16 – 8:00 AM In-studio interview with KVOO/Tulsa – 7:00 PM Brantley opens for Alan Jackson at BOK Center in Tulsa, OK (200 S Denver Ave, Tulsa, OK) Indianapolis 9/17 – 6:00 PM In-store with Hank FM (WLHK) at Best Buy in Greenwood (562 W Fry Road Greenwood, IN)