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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. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Brantley Gilbert

    Country Party

    Country Party
    5 songs

    Top Country

    Top Country
    5 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    3 songs

    New Country First

    New Country First
    1 song

    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.   Fall Into Me
  12.   Hell On Wheels
  13.   My Kind of Crazy
  14.   Freshman Year
  15.   Girls, Girls, Girls
  16.   Take It Outside
  17.   Saving Amy
  18.   Whenever We're Alone
  19.   Rock This Town
  20.   What's Left of a Small Town
  21.   Read Me My Rights
  22.   Same Old Song
  23.   If You Want a Bad Boy
  24.   It's About to Get Dirty
  25.   My Baby's Guns N' Roses
  26.   My Kinda Party
  27.   G.R.I.T.S.
  28.   Just As I Am
  29.   Play Me That Song
  30.   Them Boys
  31.   I'm Gone
  32.   My Faith in You
  33.   Picture on the Dashboard
  34.   The Best of Me
  35.   Grown Ass Man
  36.   17 Again
  37.   Let It Ride
  38.   Lights of My Hometown
  39.   Back in the Day
  40.   Live It Up
  41.   That Was Us
  42.   Hell on an Angel
  43.   Halfway To Heaven
  44.   Bending the Rules and Breaking the Law
  45.   A Modern Day Prodigal Son
  46.   Before the Bullets Fly
  47.   My Kinda Crazy
  48.   Friday Night
  49.   Do What the Night Wants
  50.   Lie Baby Lie
  51.   Country Must Be Country Wide
  52.   Indiana's Angel

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