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Brantley Gilbert

Although it's tempting to call Brantley Gilbert a country artist -- he certainly embraces the outlaw country side of things -- in many ways his music is closer to the heartland sentiments of artists like John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and perhaps most apt, Steve Earle. Gilbert was born in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens. He grew up hearing country music, but he also listened to a lot of Athens rock bands like R.E.M. and the B-52's, plus the swaggering Southern rock of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd; at his best, Gilbert blends all of these various strains together in his music. It was a near-fatal car accident when he was 19 years old that spurred him to give music his all, and he started writing songs in earnest, playing mostly solo acoustic gigs before forming a band that could bring his vision of a hard-stomping country/rock/soul show to fruition. Moving to Nashville, he signed with Warner Chappell Publishing (his songs have been recorded by the likes of Jason Aldean and Colt Ford) and began working toward completing an album. Modern Day Prodigal Son finally appeared in 2009 from Average Joe's, which also released the follow-up, Halfway to Heaven, in 2010. Gilbert signed with Big Machine's Valory Music imprint in 2011 and the label reissued Halfway to Heaven. With Valory's support, the album took off: "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" both topped the U.S. country chart on their way to being certified platinum. Two other singles were pulled from the record in 2012 -- "Kick It in the Sticks" and "More Than Miles," both peaking in the country Top 20 -- and then in 2013, Gilbert began working on a new studio project with producer Dann Huff. "Bottoms Up," the first single issued from these sessions, turned into Gilbert's biggest hit to date in early 2014, reaching number one on the charts on its way to selling over a million copies. Its success whetted the appetite for Just as I Am, which saw release in May 2014. Just as I Am went to number one on the Billboard country chart and number two on the Top 200, eventually getting certified platinum thanks to the hit singles "Small Town Throwdown," "One Hell of an Amen," and "Stone Cold Sober." In the summer of 2016 he released "The Weekend," the first taste from his third major-label album, The Devil Don't Sleep. After "The Weekend" made it into the Billboard country Top 20, The Devil Don't Sleep followed in January of 2017. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Brantley Gilbert

    Country Party

    Country Party
    5 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    4 songs

    New Country First

    New Country First
    2 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    3 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    1 song

Albums by
Brantley Gilbert

Top Songs by
Brantley Gilbert

  1.   Song
  2.   Small Town Throwdown featuring Justin Moore
  3.   Bottoms Up
  4.   Country Must Be Country Wide
  5.   You Don't Know Her Like I Do
  6.   One Hell of an Amen
  7.   Kick It in the Sticks
  8.   The Weekend
  9.   More Than Miles
  10.   Stone Cold Sober
  11.   Tried to Tell Ya
  12.   Fall Into Me
  13.   Hell On Wheels
  14.   My Kind of Crazy
  15.   Freshman Year
  16.   Girls, Girls, Girls
  17.   Outlaw in Me
  18.   Take It Outside
  19.   Saving Amy
  20.   Whenever We're Alone
  21.   Rock This Town
  22.   What's Left of a Small Town
  23.   You Could Be That Girl
  24.   Read Me My Rights
  25.   If You Want a Bad Boy
  26.   Same Old Song
  27.   G.R.I.T.S.
  28.   It's About to Get Dirty
  29.   My Kinda Party
  30.   Just As I Am
  31.   My Baby's Guns N' Roses
  32.   The Best of Me
  33.   I'm Gone
  34.   Picture on the Dashboard
  35.   Let It Ride
  36.   Play Me That Song
  37.   My Faith in You
  38.   Them Boys
  39.   A Modern Day Prodigal Son
  40.   Hell on an Angel
  41.   Live It Up
  42.   That Was Us
  43.   Lights of My Hometown
  44.   Grown Ass Man
  45.   Back in the Day
  46.   17 Again
  47.   Halfway To Heaven
  48.   Lie Baby Lie
  49.   Rockin' Chairs
  50.   Friday Night
  51.   Bending the Rules and Breaking the Law
  52.   Indiana's Angel
  53.   Do What the Night Wants
  54.   My Kinda Crazy
  55.   Before the Bullets Fly
  56.   Country Must Be Country Wide

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