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Brantley Gilbert Announces The ONES THAT LIKE ME 2018 Tour

Winter Tour Kicks Off February 1 in Worcester, MA, More Dates to Come

With Rolling Stone Citing THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP Best of 2017, It’s Gonna Rock

Photo courtesy of Valory Music Co.

Brantley Gilbert spent all of 2017 taking his music to the people. Working the Rust Belt, the Heartland, the mid-South, the deep South and the Northeast, Gilbert knows it’s the people who make – and keep – the music strong. As Billboard said of the Georgia born’n’raised songwriter, “Brantley Gilbert knows his audience. With a pair of platinum albums and nine of his singles being certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, Gilbert’s music strikes a chord with people.”

And that’s exactly why he’s calling this year’s tour The Ones That Like Me 2018.

“People tell you all kinds of things about marketing,” Gilbert says of his tour’s name. “But I want to call it something that speaks to what this tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do. We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing. That isn’t marketing, that’s life – and that’s what my music is made of.”

Having spent the summer playing – and selling out — hard ticket dates in amphitheaters, as well as handful of festivals as headliner, Gilbert got to look the BG Nation in the eye. As he’s home waiting for the birth of his first child, he’s reflected on the power and the heart of those people, and he’s even more determined to give them a show that gives back everything they are!

“I say every album is a chapter of my life,” Gilbert explains, as the first 19 dates of his tour go on-sale. “It’s real, even when it’s simple – because life is pretty simple, even when it’s rough. ‘One Hell of an Amen’ looks some tough stuff in the eye, and stands tall. It’s how I was raised, and I think everyone in the BG Nation feels it the same way. So these aren’t just my songs, they’re the songs of all of our lives. When I get back out there, man, we’re gonna have even more life to lift up and celebrate.”

The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour kicks off February 1 at DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The initial leg of what promises to be Gilbert’s most gauntlet-throwing live experience yet – one that dials back the pyro and turns up the musical intensity – is slated for 36 concerts. Joining the hard-hitting songwriter is outspoken singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis and newcomer Josh Phillips.

With THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP (The Valory Music Co.) debuting at No. 1 for physical sales and JUST AS I AM winning the 2014 American Music Awards Favorite Country Album, Gilbert connects with the flyover. When Rolling Stone assessed the Best of Country and Americana so far this year, Gilbert’s soul-scraping album – written completely by the Georgia native – made on the list alongside progressive truth tellers Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Allison Krauss and Nikki Lane.

Deeming it “the soundtrack to Friday night in small towns everywhere,” critic Jon Freeman wrote, “Where the majority of bro-country’s standard bearers switched up their approaches upon Chris Stapleton’s coronation as country’s new king – softening their sound with boy band-flavored pop or moving away from the party vibe to more adult songwriting – Gilbert stuck to his guns and released his best album yet with The Devil Don’t Sleep.”

Entertainment Weekly concurred declaring, “With swaggering guitars, catchy hooks, and a DGAF attitude, Devil promises to keep the ‘One Hell Of An Amen’ singer at the top of the country charts.” NPR offered, “the tough guy tentatively wading into introspective territory…Gilbert is acutely aware of what keeps his audience feeling connected to him — that his fans, branded the BG Nation, identify with his bellicose tone, his defiant posture, the contempt he aims at any hint of condescension, the slight suggestion of softness behind the sneer.”

THE ONES THAT LIKE ME 2018 TOUR DATES
WITH Aaron Lewis & Josh Phillips2/1 | DCU Center – Worcester, MA
2/2 | GIANT Center – Hershey, PA
2/3 | Times Union Center – Albany, NY
2/8 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
2/9 | Thompson Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN
2/10 | BancorpSouth Arena – Tupelo, MS
2/15 | EagleBank Arena – Fairfax, VA
2/16 | The James Brown Arena – Augusta, GA
2/17 | North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
3/24 | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL
4/19 | Lexington Center-Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
4/20 | Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
4/21 | Eastern Kentucky Expo Center – Pikeville, KY
4/26 | Wright State University Nutter Center – Daytone, OH
4/27 | ISU Hulman Center – Terre Haute, IN
4/28 | Walmart Amp-Arkansas Music Pavillion – Rogers, AR
5/10 | US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, IA
5/11 | Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
5/12 | Erie Insurance Arena – Erie, PA

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BRANTLEY GILBERT SET TO WRAP SOLD OUT TOUR AT RED ROCKS THIS WEEKEND

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BRANTLEY GILBERT has quietly built himself into a back-to-back platinum selling underdog.  By tapping into the gut of the outlier, the roughneck, the downhome and the downtrodden, the songwriter/rocker from Jefferson, Georgia has written songs torn from their lives – and delivered hard hitting performances that made his TAKE IT OUTSIDE TOUR one of the summer’s biggest tours. Continue Reading →

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BRANTLEY GILBERT RETURNS TO THE UK WITH BLACKOUT TOUR

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BRANTLEY GILBERT announces the rescheduling of his European BLACKOUT TOUR dates for early May. After kicking off his global run with a sold-out show November 11 at Melkweg in Amsterdam and playing Hamburg’s Fabrik and Munich’s Technikum, the outlier songwriter opted to cancel the remainder of his dates in Europe in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that stunned the world. Continue Reading →

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BRANTLEY GILBERT’S ONE HELL OF A #1 PARTY

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Pictured (L-RMike DekleBrantley Gilbert and Brian Davis

In many ways, platinum Country heavyweight BRANTLEY GILBERT is an outlier. The Georgia-born-and-remaining songwriter came to town to celebrate his #1 “One Hell Of An Amen” with co-writers and good friends Brian Davis and Mike Dekle – and gave an emotional speech that not only left the crowd at South visibly moved, but underscored his commitment to people living lives like the one he leads when he’s not touring the country.

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BRANTLEY GILBERT EMPOWERS 80,000 DURING CHATTANOOGA UNITE: A TRIBUTE ON THE RIVER PERFORMANCE

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BRANTLEY GILBERT paid a humbling homage to the five courageous fallen military members yesterday during CHATTANOOGA UNITE: A TRIBUTE ON THE RIVER. More than 80,000 people flocked to the riverfront for the event including the families of U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, U.S Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, U.S. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells and U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith. The multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter closed the day-long event with #1 hits like “Country Must Be Country Wide”, 2X Platinum “Bottoms Up” and Gold-certified “One Hell of an Amen”. Trace Adkins, Colt Ford and Aaron Lewis joined Brantley on the esteemed Riverbend barge stage to share their appreciation for those who risk their well being every day to protect our freedoms.

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BRANTLEY GILBERT’S JUST AS I AM BECOMES ONE OF THE YEAR’S BIGGEST MUSIC DEBUTS

Brantley Gilbert believes his albums are the chapters of his life and each continues the story where the last left off. With his third studio album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.), Brantley adds “best seller” to his growing list of accolades upon selling over 211,000 copies in the first week, owning the Billboard Country Albums chart with a #1 debut and becoming the second highest Country debut this year. Brantley’s first new music in over four years also scored a spot at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart, just behind Coldplay.

 

JUST AS I AM has received much critical acclaim from top critics at high-profile media outlets:

 

New York Times: “Mr. Gilbert is a unique sort of brute. In a country era where hardness isn’t valorized in the least, he’s unapologetically rough, singing with the tenderness of a chain saw. And on this strong album — his third in a row — he betrays no shame about his creatine-fueled version of country music…”

 

Associated Press: “Everybody in Nashville has been predicting Brantley Gilbert will be the next big thing in country music for a couple of years now. His new album, the long-awaited “Just as I Am,” is engineered to make that little bit of soothsaying a reality.”

 

To launch the highly-anticipated record, Brantley combined his passions – music, motorcycles and military – partnering with Harley-Davidson and Folds of Honor for a six-day trek from Athens, GA, to Arlington, VA. To help honor some of our nation’s heroes, names of fallen soldiers adorned a tour bus that also made the journey. Brantley started the celebration with a sold-out concert at the Georgia Theatre, a venue the Georgia native had always dreamed of selling out, and did early in his career. The Georgia native made stops along the way to perform acoustic sets and sign autographs at various Best Buy, Harley-Davidson and Walmart retail locations. The ride culminated on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery where Brantley had the honor of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Folds of Honor scholarship recipient Sarah White. See highlights from the week here.

 

The album’s lead single, “Bottoms Up,” previously scored the #1 spot on both Country radio charts and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1 million digital downloads.

 

Featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, Brantley’s next single “Small Town Throwdown” was the “most added” at Country radio last week with nearly 80 stations on.

 

JUST AS I AM follows Brantley’s previous Platinum-certified album HALFWAY TO HEAVEN.

 

Fans can catch Brantley at select festivals this summer. To see full performance dates, visit BrantleyGilbert.com.

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BRANTLEY GILBERT REVS UP FOR NEW ALBUM WITH MOTORCYCLE RIDE FROM ATHENS TO ARLINGTON

Revving up for his new album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.) on May 19Brantley Gilbert will embark on a motorcycle ride from Athens, GA, to Arlington, VA. Both Harley-Davidson and military charity Folds of Honor will partner with the chart-topper for a six-day trek, beginning May 21. Brantley will sign autographs at select stops along the journey and share new music with fans, performing at multiple locations, including The Georgia Theater where it all began for the Georgia native.

 

“As a long-time Harley-Davidson rider and enthusiast, I am beyond excited to have their support to ensure this ride is a success,” said Brantley.

 

A supporter of Folds of Honor, Brantley joined the organization earlier this month to help honor some of our nation’s heroes. By visiting www.brantleygilbert.com. fans were invited to submit names of military family & friends who have lost their lives serving our country. Upon verification, the names will appear on a tour bus wrap that will accompany Brantley from Athens to Arlington. For donations and future scholarship opportunities for families of fallen soldiers visit,  http://www.foldsofhonor.org/donate.

 

Fans will be able to follow along with Brantley’s journey with daily video updates, tweets, photos and news alerts beginning May 21 at www.brantleygilbert.com.

 

SCHEDULE:

Exact times and location details to be announced week of May 12

 

Sunday (5/18)

DENVER, COLET IT RIDE TOUR spring leg finale concert with national contest winners

 

Monday (5/19)

JUST AS I AM officially released and available everywhere music is sold

 

Tuesday (5/20)

JEFFERSON, GA: JUST AS I AM radio remote broadcast from Brantley’s hometown

ATHENS, GA: Kick-off concert at The Georgia Theater

 

Wednesday (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

 

Thursday (5/22)

COLUMBIA, SC: Walmart in-store album signing event

GREENVILLE, SC: Best Buy in-store album signing event

 

Friday (5/23)

GAFFNEY, SC: SiriusXM listener LIVE broadcast event at Harold’s

CHARLOTTE, NC: Best Buy in-store album signing event

 

Saturday (5/24)

CHARLOTTE, NC: Special media event

FOREST CITY, IA: Tree Town Music Festival (Concert Event)

 

Sunday (5/25)

CHARLOTTE, NC: Coca Cola 600 pre-race concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway

GREENSBORO, NC: Album signing event

 

Monday (5/26)

WASHINGTON, DC: Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony

 

For tour dates and more visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.

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Brantley Gilbert to Perform 45-Minute Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race Concert

Chart-topping country music star Brantley Gilbert will get fans pumped for the Coca-Cola 600 with a special 45-minute frontstretch pre-race concert presented by Coca-Cola and the USO on Sunday, May 25 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

Gilbert will amp up the energy, performing “Bottoms Up” and more new songs from his upcoming album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.), slated for release on May 19. The lead single topped the Country airplay charts and has scored the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Country Singles Chart, already selling more than 1 million downloads while the accompanying video boasts more than 14.2 million views. Fans can also sing along to chart-topping, GOLD-certified hits “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

 

“I can definitely relate to the high-adrenaline NASCAR crowds. Music and racing fans have a lot in common – they’re pretty rowdy and diehard! It’s no wonder I’ve loved both my whole life,” said Gilbert. “The fastest half-mile track in Georgia was literally five minutes from my house growing up and we were always there. My dad even worked on a racing team in the Hooter’s [Pro] Cup Series for a while. I love the smell of gas, the motor and the tires. Being able to play a show for like-minded people and having them party their tails off at the same time is going to be a blast … I can’t wait for Charlotte Motor Speedway!”

 

Gilbert has racked up four No. 1 singles, impressive album sales of more than 1 million and multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards. In 2013, he won the ACM for New Male Artist. As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned No. 1 songs – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

 

For just $99, fans can get a Coca-Cola 600 weekend ticket package with a frontstretch ticket to the race, delivering the best views of the Brantley Gilbert concert on Sunday, May 25.

 

The weekend package also includes a ticket to LiftMaster Pole Night and the Saturday afternoonHISTORY 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Tickets can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

For tour dates and more visit www.brantleygilbert.com.

 

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BRANTLEY GILBERT TOPS CHARTS WITH THIRD #1 — “BOTTOMS UP”

Brantley Gilbert tops the Country radio charts for a third time with “Bottoms Up.” Selling over 1 million downloads and garnering over 14.2 million views of the accompanying video, Brantley is making a bold introduction to his May 19 release, JUST AS I AM(The Valory Music Co.).

 

Earlier this year the tune scored the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, marking Brantley’s second ascend since “Country Must Be Country Wide.” The Hot Country Songs chart, published weekly by Billboard, collects data from Nielsen BDS along with digital sales and streaming.

 

Since debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Top Songs chart in December, “Bottoms Up,” has remained in the Top 5, even in the midst of major new releases.

 

Fans can catch Brantley’s LET IT RIDE TOUR this weekend in Springfield, MO (5/1) and Evansville, IN (5/2).

 

For tour dates and more visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.

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Brantley Gilbert Unleashes JUST AS I AM On May 19

Diehard Fans Reveal Album Cover Through Online Campaign

Lead Single “Bottoms Up” Has Sold Over 650,000 Digital Downloads

 
Album Cover Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Album Cover Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

 

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 here.
 
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