[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brantley Gilbert[/lastfm] is here for a reason! After surviving a nearly fatal accident, his Mama told him ‘he was not lucky, he was blessed,’ and I agree! He has also been blessed with amazing talent as a singer/songwriter, who wrote “My Kinda Party” which became a #1 record for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Aldean[/lastfm] and he also penned Jason’s latest release “Dirt Road Anthem!” If you like that gritty, heartfelt rockin’ country as much as I do, I betcha you will love Brantley’s brand new song just released on iTunes called “Country Must Be Country Wide.”
Brantley Gilbert captured the attention of the Big Machine Records-Valory Music Co. and landed a record deal with the company who also manages [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Reba McEntire[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Moore[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jewel[/lastfm], so he is definitely in good company already! Check out this video of Brantley recalling his near fatal crash which gave him the purpose and drive to give his music career his all, now not later!
As tour dates multiply throughout the South, Gilbert’s fan base continues to expand. The rising star’s MySpace page garners more than 25,000 listeners daily— a number that has brought him to the #1 spot on MySpace Music Charts for both country and southern rock!
Brantley’s fans are so ‘rabidly loyal’ already, and perhaps misinformed about why Jason Aldean recorded and released a few of the tunes Brantley has written, so he explains this a bit further here so his fans will understand!
And last but not least, for your ‘preview enjoyment,’ here is [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brantley Gilbert[/lastfm] with his just released single “Country Must Be Country Wide” which is available for download on iTunes