Southern-rock-reared country star on the rise, Brantley Gilbert knows one thing for sure, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Brantley comes by his rockin’ country sound honestly from his deep Georgia grass roots.
Brantley does plenty of business in Nashville, but still calls Athens, Georgia home. After all, a lot of people will tell you that Athens is one of the best music scenes in the South. When you’re coming from a place with live music blasting out of every corner, you’ve got to really bring it in your show, and Brantley does just that with his own brand of high-energy rockin’ country.
If some of Brantley’s writing style seems to sound familiar to you, you’re absolutely right. Gilbert wrote “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean. Both songs pull from his background growing up on the outskirts of town in Georgia.
These days, Brantley’s a man on a mission. He’s not wasting any time or taking anything for granted. Just a few years ago, he nearly died when he was thrown out of the back window of his truck, as it rolled over six times. While recovering from his near-death experience, Brantley had plenty of time to think. When all was said and done, he was more committed than ever to his music. You can hear that dedication in “Country Must Be Country Wide.” This man isn’t taking anything for granted, and he isn’t leaving anything on the stage– he’s pouring it all into his songs.
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