Nashville, TN: Quietly selling back-to-back platinum albums with Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am, Jefferson, Georgia’s Brantley Gilbert became a different kind of musical force. Not seeking attention, but going straight to the heart of his audience, he tapped into the outlier, the roughneck, the downhome and the downtrodden by rocking his country hard and writing songs torn straight from their lives – making him the word-of-mouth favorite among people who don’t care what you call it, just that you bring it every time.
“People want to rock, they want to party, but they want the songs to be about their lives, and all I’ve ever done is write about my life and take it on the road,” says the CMA Song of the Year nominee. “I come from the same kind of place our fans do, and there’s a lot of people just like me out there – and they show up because they know we’re gonna put it down.”
Starting Feb 2 in Reading, PA., the man with 6 #1s including Jason Aldean’s seminal “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kind of Party” picks up where he left off with two sold-out months-in-advance shows at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater with his Devil Don’t Sleep Tour. Since last year’s Blackout arena tour played to unprecedented numbers across the heart of The Rust Belt, the true Midwest and the South in the dead of winter and his summer Take It Outside amphitheater tour saw the BG Nation turn out night after night.