This Week’s Featured Host: Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert is this week’s co host of Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country.
With back-to-back platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert’s music has been shared, covered and adopted as the soundtrack to Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world.
The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go ‘til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don’t just see a star. They see themselves.
Seven No. 1 hits punctuate his career: RIAA 6X PLATINUM-certified “Bottoms Up,” 2X PLATINUM “Country Must Be Country Wide,” 2X PLATINUM “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” 2X PLATINUM “One Hell of An Amen,” PLATINUM-certified collaboration with Lindsay Ell “What Happens In A Small Town,” and two chart-toppers as a songwriter with CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party.” Gilbert’s landmark record JUST AS I AM clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. Earning praise from the New York Times, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all of his albums. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives––rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten new father––just as he is. SO HELP ME GOD (DELUXE EDITION) is set for release April 21 via The Valory Music Co. and features chart-climbing single “Heaven By Then” with Blake Shelton featuring Vince Gill.
Gilbert will join Nickelback this summer for the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR, featuring 35+ dates across North America.