Brantley Gilbert built a grassroots fanbase in and around Georgia before trying his luck in Nashville. His first success was as a songwriter, as he helped pen a number of Colt Ford songs, as well as Jason Aldean’s ‘Dirt Road Anthem.’ Ford signed him to his Average Joes record label, but after releasing a couple of singles, Gilbert moved to the Valory Music Co. Along the way, he began to clean up his bad boy image. He quit drinking and made a commitment to every aspect of his craft. A high profile engagement with Jana Kramer ended in the summer of 2013. ‘Just as I Am’ is his third studio album. So far, he’s scored four Top 10 hits and three Gold singles.
Birthday: January 20, 1985
Top Songs: ‘Country Must Be Country Wide,’ ‘Bottoms Up’
Fun Fact: Brantley was a pretty good baseball player in high school, and he still plays competitive softball when he can. He also played football and did a little lifting.
It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.
Brantley Gilbert's newest single "One Hell of an Amen" has been climbing up the charts, but the 30-year-old singer says his reputation matters just as much as his music. During a recent chat with Big Machine Label Group, the Georgia-born singer shared how his time on the road with Toby Keith made a lasting impression on him.
Brantley Gilbert had two black, antique pistols tattooed on his back earlier this week. A new photo shows one with the singer's "BG" logo carved into the burnished silver grip. The other gun has a cross on the handle.
Dogs are a man'swoman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.
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