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.
Brantley Gilbert is not one to turn down a challenge -- even if it's one that requires jumping into the very cold Cumberland River in March. After being ribbed by two friends, Gilbert had 24 hours to do his very own Polar Challenge and post it on YouTube.
These two country hunks have made a career for themselves by staying true to their music, and never compromising their artistic integrity. Both Brantley Gilbert and Dierks Bentley squeaked by their Round 2 opponents to reach this March Man-Ness regional final. Fans will now decide who's worthy of moving on.
The battle to decide Nashville's sexiest male is down to these eight country hunks. Taste of Country's March Man-Ness began with 32 good-looking men, but the field has been reduced to eight after two competitive weeks of fan voting. The regional finals include four contests that should to go down to the final minutes of voting.
There's a lot of similarities between the two competitors in this Round 2 Outlaw matchup. Both Brantley Gilbert and Toby Keith made a name for themselves by doing things their way. Both are capable and willing to show their wild and sensitive sides. Both are known for their great music, and good looks.
The four remaining Outlaws in the Taste of Country March Man-Ness competition survived against tough competition in Round 1 of this contest to decide country's sexiest male. Each will need even more fan support if he hopes to get to the regional final. Voting begins right now!
Two of country music's newest outlaws square off in this battle of country studs. For Brantley Gilbert and Tyler Farr, the quest to be named the March Man-Ness winner begins today, and they'll need full fan support to get there.
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