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Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett & Justin Moore "Throwdown" In Latest Video

Posted by Administrator on August 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo:  The Valory Music Co.

Labelmates on The Valory Music Co., Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett brought out the big guns, some ATVs and pretty ladies for their latest Top 15-and-rising collaboration. The rowdy “Small Town Throwdown” music video premiered  and last weekou can watch it below. Award-winning director Shane Drake shot the dirt road party just outside of Nashville with the talented Country stars and a few hundred guests. Former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, who may or may not get in a fight with one of the guys, swung by for an unexpected visit.

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Brantley Gilbert's Honor Ride Kicks Off Album Release

Posted by Administrator on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

By Kim Jordan 

Brantley Gilbert released his newest album, 'Just As I Am', last week after four years of fans loyally awaiting it.  He didn't do it just any way, he took the road riding 3000 miles on his bike along with many of his friends.  The ride began in Athens, GA, and ended in Arlington, VA, at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day.  Gilbert made stops in 11 cities in between with in store performances, cd signings and stops at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 this past Sunday (May 25).  The ride was not only to promote his new album but also to raise money and awareness for Folds of Honor, a military charity that provides assistance to families of fallen military heroes.  Each stop along the way the crowd heard a military family's story of how they had been affected by Folds Of Honor and Brantley performed several songs and took questions from the crowd.  View our photo gallery from his stop in Greenville, SC, here.  

Hear the story of a military veteran who lost her husband in Afghanistan and how Folds Of Honor has helped her and her family below.

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 Brantley Gilbert performs "Country Wide" in Greenville (May 22)

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Brantley GIlbert performs "Grown Ass Man" in Greenville SC (May 22)

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Gilbert talks to the crowd and takes questions in Greenville, SC (May 22) And the question was "Can I have your pick....."

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Gilbert talks about his buddy Colt Ford

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Pre-show press interview - Gilbert talks about working with The Peach Pickers and young fans

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Brantley Gilbert Rides In Support Of New Album & Fallen Soldiers

Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Brantley Gilbert hit the road yesterday, May 21 on a motorcycle trip from his hometown of Athens, Ga., to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. in support of his new album Just As I Am.


This ride is also in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization which supports the families of soldiers who died in battle. There will be tour buses trailing the ride, all of them covered in names of fallen soldiers.


Gilbert and several other riders are scheduled to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday (May 26). During the trip, they will make several stops including in store appearances, the Indy 500 on Sunday (May 25) and pre-race concert at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday (May 25).


Fans can follow the journey at



Brantley Gilbert's New Album, "Just As I Am" Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Posted by Administrator on March 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On May 19, Brantley Gilbert will release his third studio album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). Already off to an incredible start, the lead single “Bottoms Up” recently catapulted to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and has sold over 650,000 digital tracks to date. The rocking anthem also debuted in the top spot on the iTunes Country Top Songs chart upon release in December and has consistently maintained the position, even in the midst of major new releases. Fans can pre–order a digital copy of the album at


Over the weekend, 40,000 diehard fans helped unveil the cover art through a social media campaign. Fans who used the hashtag #JustAsIAm on Twitter and Facebook helped reveal the cover piece by piece on


Having written on every track, Brantley's first new music in over four years delivers a more personal look into his life … and continues his story.


“I have always said that each of my albums has told a story… my story, and this album is no different. This one picks up where HALFWAY TO HEAVEN left off,” said Brantley. “I have gone through a lot the past few years… a lot of highs and lows and all of that is reflected in this project. My fans know I'm a straight shooter so I didn't leave anything out. I think there is something for everyone — from my party side to the gentler stuff. I can’t wait to share this new music with the BG Nation.”



“If You Want A Bad Boy” (Brantley Gilbert, Troy Verges)

 “17 Again” (Brantley Gilbert, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins)

“Bottoms Up” (Brantley Gilbert, Brett James, Justin Weaver)

“That Was Us” (Brantley Gilbert)

“I’m Gone” (Brantley Gilbert, Wendell Mobley, Tony Martin)

“My Baby’s Guns N’ Roses” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, David Tolliver)

“Lights Of My Hometown” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Forrest Whitehead)

“One Hell Of An Amen” (Brantley Gilbert, Mike Dekle, Brian Davis)

“Small Town Throwdown” (Brantley Gilbert, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson)

“Let It Ride” (Brantley Gilbert)

“My Faith In You” (Brantley Gilbert, Jeremy Spillman)


A deluxe version of the album will be made available exclusively at Walmart and include three additional tracks; newly recorded “G.R.I.T.S.” (Brantley Gilbert), “Read Me My Rights” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Jess Franklin) and “Grown Ass Man” (Brantley Gilbert).


JUST AS I AM is the follow-up to Brantley’s 2012 HALFWAY TO HEAVEN, which has sold over 1 million copies and scored the Georgia native back-to-back #1 hits - PLATINUM “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and GOLD “Country Must Be Country Wide.” The reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year has also penned the #1 tunes “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem,” both recorded by Jason Aldean.


Brantley will kick off his second headline run — LET IT RIDE TOUR — on March 27 with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay.


NRA Country Presents: Brantley Gilbert At The Great American Outdoor Show

Posted by Administrator on January 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Country Music star and established hit-maker Brantley Gilbert will headline the Great American Outdoor Show presented by NRA Country on Saturday, February 8th. The concert is part of the festivities at the first Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA at the Farm Show Complex. The ticketed event will take place in the complex’s Large Arena. Tickets are $30 for stadium seating/$35 for floor seating and can be purchased at . The February 8th concert gives fans a chance to see Brantley before the March launch of his new headlining tour, Let It Ride, featuring NRA Country artists Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. Joining Brantley on the Great American Outdoor Show bill are singer/songwriter Cheryl LuQuire and local music talent and “HeadHunters TV” Outdoor Channel star, Nate Hosie. Tickets purchased for previously announced headliner will be honored at this event.

Celebrating the outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families, the Great American Outdoor Show debuts February 1-9, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nine days and 650,000 square feet of shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and boating exhibits, plus, evening events and interactive displays at the country’s largest sports and outdoor show. Visit Great American Outdoor Show for the latest news and information about the event.

Be sure to get NRA COUNTRY CONNECTED and JOIN the FREE Fan Club at Membership includes access to online concerts, fan club parties, contests, VIP meet & greets, exclusive content from your favorite country artists and other special offers and discounts on great outdoor gear and merchandise!

Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert Added As Performers For the 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival (June 13-15, 2014)

Posted by Administrator on October 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert have been added to the list of performers for the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival - the 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival - to be held June 13-15, 2014 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the scenic Catskills Mountains. They join the previously announced headliner Brad Paisley.


Early Bird tickets for the Taste of Country Music Festival go on sale Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. EST on General admission tickets start at the Early Bird price of only $125 for a 3-day pass, available for a limited time only. VIP packages start at $449 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw Pass” with “Super Outlaw Pass” and “Ultimate Outlaw Pass” packages available as well. For more information on VIP package details and pricing, hotel accommodations, mountainside camping, directions and more are available online at


“We can’t wait to celebrate the summer and our shared love of country music with an even bigger lineup than we had last year,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Group. “Hunter Mountain is one of the Northeast’s most beautiful and scenic music venues – the combination of a great lineup and an unforgettable mountainside experience makes this a show you just can’t get anywhere else.”


The Taste of Country Music Festival is the first and only 3-day country music camping festival in the Northeast. The festival features world class entertainment, camping in the renowned terrain of the Catskills, outdoor recreation, top-notch food and beverage service and luxury mountainside accommodations unique to host Hunter Mountain. The festival has already established itself as a must-do for country music fans because of the powerhouse list of artists that perform. The inaugural (2013)Taste of Country Music Festival provided music fans with everyone from superstars, legends and the hottest rising newcomers in country music.


The Taste of Country Music Festival will again be held the weekend following the tenth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival that is scheduled for June 5-8, 2014. Mountain Jam is one of the top music festivals in the country having featured everyone from Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, Primus, Gov’t Mule and others. Additional information on the 2014 lineup can be found on


More information about the Taste of Country Music Festival can be found online at


Musicians On Call's Glenn Sweitzer Wins Telly Award For Brantley Gilbert Veterans Day Video

Posted by Administrator on July 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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The Telly Awards has named Musicians On Call (MOC) Nashville Advisory Board member Glenn Sweitzer as a Bronze winner in the Internet/Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces in the Charitable/Not-For-Profit category at the 34th Annual Telly Awards. Sweitzer received the award for producing a Veterans Day video featuring the reigning Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Artist, Brantley Gilbert.

The video, filmed last November on Veterans Day, features Gilbert’s visit to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville Campus VA Hospital, which was arranged through one of MOC’s weekly Bedside Performance Programs. The country music singer/songwriter spent the morning chatting with hospitalized veterans, sharing his music and honoring the patients who have served in the U.S. military. View the winning video below.

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I am thrilled to win a Telly Award, and I share this honor with Brantley and Musicians On Call,” said Sweitzer. “I believe in Musicians On Call’s mission, and I am always happy to help them however I can. I’d like to dedicate this award to our national heroes – our military veterans.”

Country Stars Share Their Thoughts On Memorial Day

Posted by Administrator on May 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 27th.  Several of Nashville's finest country stars share their thoughts about the holiday and do their part to honor the troops.

Brantley Gilbert says, “That day is definitely heavy on my heart. It’s the day to remember those who laid down the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country. Trying to embrace that concept is almost impossible.” Brantley is a supporter of all of our military men and women, but days like Memorial Day take on extra significance for him because he has many family members who have served.


In fact, Brantley says, “That was actually an option or an idea for me when I was kinda in limbo with what I was gonna do with my life. But I’ve got some cousins that have been over in Iraq and Afghanistan. My cousin Josh actually lost his best friend in Kirkuk City, Iraq, so I know that day’s heavy for him. And it is for all the members of my family that have been in the military.”


Brantley recently returned from his first USO Tour and he makes a point to support our military whenever he has the opportunity because he says, “It definitely means a lot to me, not just because my family’s involved in it, because of what our military stands for. I’m a huge supporter, to say the least. Definitely, support for the troops is definitely right up there on top of our priority list.”


As the Eli Young Band travel the country, they are always mindful of the men and women in the military who make it possible for them to live out their dream.


“There are a lot of men and women out there that give their lives in such a huge way,” says Mike Eli. “I know for the four of us, we get to play music for a living and we get to live this incredible life because those men and those women that have sacrificed so much for us, and their families have sacrificed so much for us.”


All four guys in the band have family members who have served in the military, which is why they always do their best to honor those men and women whenever they get the chance. “I know that a lot of folks out there appreciate that chance to just have the opportunity to have your freedom,” says Mike. “To go and follow your dreams is just an incredible thing and we wouldn’t be able to have that without them.”


Memorial Day is a very special holiday for The Band Perry, as well.  Not only because they have so much love and gratitude for our troops, “That sort of service I can’t even imagine. And we’re so grateful for that commitment,” says Kimberly, but also because of a special celebration they share each year with their grandmother. “We go with our grandmother back to her home in Mayath, Mississippi, where there’s this Memorial Day event that her church has hosted since, as long as we can remember,” explains Kimberly. “After the service they have this huge lunch,” adds Reid. “Everyone will bring a dish and it is one of our favorite things to go to.”


The siblings have fond memories of visiting with some of the veterans when they were writing their first album. Reid says, “We went down there and we just listened to a lot of the stories that they had to tell because there’s some amazing anecdotes.” Kimberly says some of the stories were just unbelievable. “And we recorded them and unfortunately, so many of those folks who had told us those stories three short years ago are no longer with us, so it’s really like this moment in time that we’re trying to soak up before it’s gone away for us.”


Thomas Rhett has always had a respect and an appreciation for our military, but it wasn’t until he went on tour with Toby Keith last year that he really had the opportunity to play shows for military people and retired vets. Thomas says, “It’s always been a dream of mine to do a USO tour. I know that Toby’s done countless USO tours. I know a bunch of my buddies have done them. It is definitely something that will be in my plans for the future.”


For Thomas Rhett, being able to play USO shows would be a small way to give back to all the men and women of the military for what do for our country every day. “When talking about our troops, it’s just one of those things where you’re very, very thankful for what they do for you,” he says. “I think a lot of the time, most of the time, we take for granted living in a free country and a lot of the time we don’t stop and think about who is actually protecting our freedom. Because a lot of them technically aren’t in our country; they’re in other countries fighting for us so that other countries aren’t fighting against us.”


Justin Moore has a deep respect and appreciation for our military that was instilled in him from a young age. He says, “I had one grandpa who was in the Navy and one that was in the Air Force and they’ve instilled in me the importance of our men and women who make the sacrifices on a daily basis that they do so that we can … be free and feel safe in the greatest country in the world.”


Justin tries to recognize and honor military members as often as he can, whether it be during a show every night or participating in benefits for our military. He hasn’t had a chance to go overseas and do a USO Tour yet, but it’s something he definitely would love to do because he says, “Those men and women deserve much more than just a show here or there. They are much appreciated and deserve a lot more recognition than what we all give them.”


Tim McGraw is a proud supporter of the men and women in the military and he says, “It doesn’t matter what your politics are, it doesn’t matter what your religion is or any of those things. If you’re an American, you’re proud to have those guys out there and they sacrifice quite a bit; they sacrifice everything.” And he believes, “We just need to vocalize that as much as possible.”


With Memorial Day coming up Tim says we should all remember, “We get to do a lot of things in this country. We have a lot of freedoms and no matter ups and downs, or good or bad or whatever, it’s still the best country in the world to live in. It’s only that way because we have these guys that are out there looking out for us.”


This summer Tim has once again teamed up with Chase and Operation Homefront to award a mortgage free home to a military veteran at each of his stops on his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour. He gave away 30 homes last year on the Brothers of the Sun Tour and will give away 31 more this




Brantley Gilbert to perform in Europe and go on USO Tour

Posted by Administrator on March 14, 2013 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


ACM New Male Vocalist winner Brantley Gilbert will perform in Europe for the first time with shows at Glasgow’s Oran Mor Friday (March 15) and Manchester’s Club Academy Saturday (March 16). He will wrap up the trek on Sunday (March 17) at London’s O2 Arena for the Country 2 Country Festival, which also features Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Little Big Town and more. The hit singer/songwriter is slated to perform the GOLD-certified #1 singles “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” as well as a few new tunes from his upcoming album, due later this year.


Following the UK stops, Gilbert will continue his journey overseas with his first USO tour. He will perform four concerts and meet with the military troops and their families. In addition, Military ID holders who attend the Glasgow and Manchester shows will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive meet & greet with Gilbert.


“Man you know we sing about Country being Country wide, but we are taking it to the next level this time,” said Gilbert. “I’m excited to meet all of the Country fans in Europe. We will have a blast… and performing for the troops… man I couldn’t be more excited about that. I have so much respect for what our service men and women do every day. To have the chance to perform for them while they are actively serving our Country couldn’t make me more proud to have this opportunity.”


The Georgia native continually supports the military and recently partnered with RAM Trucks as part of its RAM JAM series, auctioning off his truck in support of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). On Veteran’s Day he joined Musicians On Call at the Nashville Veteran’s Hospital and performed for patients. Watch a portion of the special visit here.



New Faces Of Country Music Show Closes Out Country Radio Seminar 2013

Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Pictured L to R: CRS President Mike Culotta, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer, Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar

Country Radio Seminar’s annual New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2013 on Friday, Mar. 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. The show was co-sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and featured performances by Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Kip Moore.


In addition, the evening featured a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift, who took the stage to lend her support to Florida Georgia Line, who will open select dates on her RED Tour, which kicks off March 13th.

Pictured L to R: Big Machine Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Taylor Swift, Big Machine President and CEO Scott Borchetta, CRS President Mike Culotta, and CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar


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