Brantley Gilbert

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Brantley Gilbert
Gilbert Performing
Background information
Born(1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 29)
OriginJefferson, Georgia, U.S.[1]
GenresCountry, Country rock[1]
Years active2005–present
LabelsThe Valory Co
Associated actsJason Aldean
Colt Ford
Websitehttp://brantleygilbert.com/
 
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Brantley Gilbert
Gilbert Performing
Background information
Born(1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 29)
OriginJefferson, Georgia, U.S.[1]
GenresCountry, Country rock[1]
Years active2005–present
LabelsThe Valory Co
Associated actsJason Aldean
Colt Ford
Websitehttp://brantleygilbert.com/

Brantley Gilbert (born January 20, 1985) is an American country music singer-songwriter from Jefferson, Georgia. His debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, was released in 2009, and his songs "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" both went to number 1 on the country charts.

In early 2011, The Valory Music Co. signed Gilbert to their roster.

He is the reigning ACM New Male Artist. [2]

Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Brantley Gilbert originally moved to Nashville as a songwriter, signed to Warner Chappell Publishing. [3] He continued performing at local venues, garnering a fan base that kept wanting to hear him perform his own songs.[citation needed] In 2009, Gilbert released his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, under independent label Average Joes Entertainment. Settling into his country-rock sound, Gilbert followed his debut with the sophomore project, Halfway to Heaven, on March 16, 2010. [4] In February 2011, Gilbert signed with The Valory Music Co., joining the likes of Reba, Justin Moore, Raelynn, The Mavericks and Thomas Rhett.

Tours[edit]

Brantley Gilbert will soon kick off his 2014 Let It Ride Tour featuring Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay.

Songwriting[edit]

In addition to his original work, Gilbert has written songs that Colt Ford and Jason Aldean have recorded. The songs "Dirt Road Anthem" (co-written and originally recorded by Colt Ford) and "My Kinda Party", were released on Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party. "My Kinda Party" was originally released by Gilbert on Modern Day Prodigal Son, while "Dirt Road Anthem" was later released on Halfway to Heaven. Aldean has also covered Gilbert's "The Best of Me," available on the Wal-Mart exclusive and iTunes release of his 2009 album Wide Open.[7]


Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
US CountryUSUS
Heat
US
Indie
Modern Day Prodigal Son583844
Halfway to Heaven
  • Release date: March 16, 2010
  • Label: Average Joe's, Valory Music Co. (re-issue)
  • Formats: CD, music download
24113

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[9]
US Country Airplay
[10]
US
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
CAN
[13]
2010"Kick It in the Sticks"Halfway to Heaven
"My Kind of Crazy"
2011"Them Boys"
"Country Must Be Country Wide"15091
"You Don't Know Her Like I Do"14973
2012"Kick It in the Sticks" (re-release)A2934113
"More Than Miles"2177333
2014"Bottoms Up"B920584568Just as I Am
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
2010"Kick It in the Sticks"[18]Potsy Ponciroli
"My Kind of Crazy"Mason Dixon
2011"Country Must Be Country Wide"Shane Drake
"You Don't Know Her Like I Do"Justin Key
2012"More Than Miles"Shane Drake
2013"Bottoms Up"[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryResult
2011CMA AwardsSong of the Year ("Dirt Road Anthem")Nominated
2012ACM AwardsUSA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year (“Country Must Be Country Wide”)Nominated
2012ACAsBreakthrough Artist Single of the Year (“You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”)Nominated
2012CMA AwardsNew Artist of the YearNominated
2013CRSNew FacesWon
2013CMA AwardsCMA Triple Play Award – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “ You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” & “Dirt Road Anthem”Won
2013ACM AwardsTop New Male ArtistWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Brantley Gilbert biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.countryweekly.com/news/2013-acm-awards-nominees-winners
  3. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/brantley-gilbert/biography/
  4. ^ http://www.brantleygilbert.com/discography.html
  5. ^ "Toby Keith Announces 2012 Live in Overdrive Tour Featuring Brantley Gilbert". Taste of Country. March 20, 2012. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Tour Is 'Hell on Wheels' for First-Time Headliner". The Boot. July 11, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25). "Is Brantley Gilbert Jason Aldean’s Favorite Songwriter? | Today's Country Music Videos". Todayscountrymusicvideos.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Brantley Gilbert – Halfway to Heaven". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brantley Gilbert Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Brantley Gilbert – Country Must Be Country Wide". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Brantley Gilbert – You Don%27t Know Her Like I Do". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Brantley Gilbert – Kick It in the Sticks". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of September 15, 2012". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brantley Gilbert : Kick It in the Sticks". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brantley Gilbert : Bottoms Up". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 


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