Brantley Gilbert

Biography

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.

Birth Date: January 20, 1985

Origin: Jefferson, GA

Genre: Country 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

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    Concerts

    2

    Allstate Arena

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Rosemont, IL

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    3

    iWireless Center

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Moline, IL

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    4

    Sprint Center

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert


    16

    Raising Cane’s River Center Arena

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    17

    Mississippi Coliseum

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 21, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Jackson, MS

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    18

    The Arena at Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo Complex

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Corbin, KY

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    6

    Dow Event Center

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Saginaw, MI

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    7

    US Cellular Coliseum

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Bloomington, IL

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    8

    Schottenstein Center

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    20

    CenturyLink Center

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Bossier City, LA

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    21

    Verizon Arena

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    North Little Rock, AR

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    22

    Landers Center

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Southaven, MS

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    29

    AMSOIL Arena

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Duluth, MN

    Artists: Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis


    10

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Bethel, NY

    Artists: Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line


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