By Annie Reuter
Brantley Gilbert will release his new album Just As I Am on May 19 and to promote it, he’ll embark on a hog ride from Georgia to Virginia. For the six-day ride, Gilbert will partner with Harley-Davidson and military charity Folds of Honor.
“As a long-time Harley-Davidson rider and enthusiast, I am beyond excited to have their support to ensure this ride is a success,” the “Bottoms Up” singer said in a press release.
Gilbert joined forces with Folds of Honor earlier this month and invited fans to submit names of military family and friends who have lost their lives while serving our country. During his motorcycle ride, those names submitted will appear on a tour bus that will follow Brantley’s motorcycle ride.
Just As I Am is Gilbert’s third studio album, the followup to Halfway to Heaven, which was originally released in 2010.
“This record is another chapter in my life,” Gilbert told Radio.com. “It’s going to pick up where the last one left off. And I think the songs on there do a really good job of telling [my] story.”
Stylistically, he continued, “it goes from one side of the spectrum to the other as far as rock, country, whatever you want to call it. Because I’m a Sour Patch Kid, I’m all over the place.” Ultimately, he said, the songs “all come together and hold together pretty well…in my opinion. I’m really excited to see what people think about it.”
Complete dates for Brantley Gilbert’s motorcycle ride below. Exact times and location details to be announced week of May 12.
5/21 – Athens, GA: Album signing breakfast & ride kick-off event
Atlanta, GA @ Best Buy in-store album signing event
Augusta, GA: Album signing event
5/22 – Columbia, SC @ Walmart in-store album signing event
Greenville, SC: Best Buy in-store album signing event
5/23 – Gaffney, SC @ SiriusXM listener LIVE broadcast event at Harold’s
Charlotte, NC: Best Buy in-store album signing event
5/24 – Charlotte, NC @ Special media event
Forest City, IA: Tree Town Music Festival (Concert Event)
5/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Coca Cola 600 pre-race concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Greensboro, NC: Album signing event
5/26 -Washington, DC @ Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony