Tag Archives: Brantley Gilbert

Mar
16

Share

Brantley Gilbert Announces UK ‘Blackout Tour’ In May

brantley gilbert 2

Having rocked last year’s C2C Festival at The O2 in London last year, hard-hitting country outlier BRANTLEY GILBERT will return to the UK this May as part of his international Blackout tour. Among the concerts is a date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Continue reading

Aug
28

Share

Brantley Gilbert ‘Stone Cold Sober’ – Single Review

brantley gilbert stone cold sober

Brantley Gilbert is an artist who can definitely divide opinion. For one, he appears to be a stereotypical ‘redneck’ who doesn’t look past his fanaticism of guns and small-town life, but on the other hand, I am convinced that he is actually a very sensitive man, something that can be seen in some of his songwriting. For example, ‘One Hell Of An Amen’ is one of the most heartfelt songs I’ve heard, made more powerful because of the gruff, rock voice that sings it.

Continue reading

Aug
24

Share

Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert @ Ford Field, Detroit, MI | August 22, 2015 – Review

Detroit gave me my first taste of an American stadium concert. The only thing I could relate to that was seeing Bruce Springsteen at Wembley Stadium a couple of years ago, but even that iconic gig was dwarfed by the sheer size of Ford Field. With an incredibly exciting guest line-up consisting of Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church, this was a hot ticket to have, and the energy of the crowd definitely reflected that!

Continue reading

May
28

Share

Billboard Chart Roundup – Week of June 6th, 2015

brantley gilbert just as i am platinum edition

‘Girl Crush’ may still be Queen, but ‘Kick The Dust Up’ is vying for King. In other words, Little Big Town’s latest single still holds #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Streaming Songs (knocking Sam Hunt off the top spot on the latter), and moves up to #12 on Country Airplay, but Luke Bryan’s brand new single ‘Kick The Dust Up’ shot from #48 to #2 on Hot Country Songs this week, and debuted at #1 on Country Digital Songs, knocking ‘Girl Crush’ from the top. It’s not entered the streaming charts yet, but it did launch on Country Airplay at #19 with 105 adds at Mediabase. Not a bad start at all. Elsewhere Brantley Gilbert is enjoying renewed interest after the “Platinum” release of his 2014 album ‘Just As I Am’. The album itself has gone from #22 to #1 this week while six songs from the project received significant boosts or entered the charts for the first time (Hot Country Songs/Country Digital Songs). Kelsea Ballerini’s debut ‘The First Time’ also came in at #4 on Top Country Albums, while entries from Whitey Morgan and The 78s, Jon Pardi, Logan Mize and Jason Cassidy appear on that chart too. Read on for full details!

Continue reading

May
11

Share

Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Same Old Song’ Misses The Point On Bro-Country Discourse – Review

brantley gilbert

If you were surprised to learn that Brantley Gilbert has a new single that isn’t really a single but sort of is a single at the same time, then you weren’t the only one. Thanks to the keen eye of Trigger at Saving Country Music, I became aware of a Platinum edition of Brantley’s most recent studio album ‘Just As I Am’, which will be released on May 19th, exactly one year after its original release. Aside from the fact it’s nowhere close to going Platinum (at last count it’s shipped 755,000 copies), for an album that sold over 211,000 copies in its first week and went Gold in just over a month, they’re sure not promoting this new edition. It features eight new songs (technically eight, three of them appeared on the Walmart deluxe edition that was released last May, and another is the T.I. hip hop remix of ‘Bottoms Up’), and the project is led by the “single” ‘Same Old Song’, which was apparently released on April 28th with virtually non-existent promotion.

Continue reading

Mar
19

Share

Brantley Gilbert At The UK’S C2C Festival – Interview

brantley gilbert c2c

Brantley Gilbert previously played the UK’s Country to Country Festival in its first year, as the opening slot for the Sunday, but he jumped up a notch for the 3rd annual event this year as he took Sunday’s second slot with a third album under his belt. Prior to his performance he took part in a press conference, and our friends at Chris Country Radio were there to capture the audio. Below is a full transcription of what went down, hosted by Richard Wooten.

Continue reading

Mar
12

Share

Country To Country (C2C) Festival Day 2 | March 8th, 2015 – Review

ward thomas c2c

Day 2 of the Country to Country festival was highly anticipated due to the big names on the bill. Kip Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum were providing the entertainment. Due to the overlapping of the pop up acts I unfortunately missed Kip Moore’s set. However my fellow colleague Nick was there to catch the action.

Continue reading

Mar
2

Share

Hall of Fangirl – March 2015 (C2C Edition)

c2c 2015

Every year we use our monthly Hall of Fangirl feature to take a look at the acts playing C2C Festival in London (+ Dublin, Oslo and Stockholm), since it’s become the UK and Europe’s premier country music festival, despite only coming up on its third year. Let’s dig in and take a look at some of the acts on the bill.

Brandy Clark

Currently traditional country’s torchbearer within the mainstream field, Brandy Clark is coming off the back of two Grammy nominations (Best New Artist and Best Country Album for ’12 Stories’) and a Grammy performance with Dwight Yoakam (‘Hold My Hand’) that resulted in the highest percentage sales gain for any performing artist on the night. As well as playing the CMA Songwriters Series the previous night, she will be opening day one of the festival, no doubt bringing in a whole new wave of fans. Check out her Grammy performance below.

Continue reading