Brantley Gilbert to Headline Billboard Touring Conference Panel
Brantley Gilbert will share the lessons he's learned as a country music artist on a panel at the upcoming Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, held on Nov. 19 in New York City.
The panel, called Artist Development Case Study, will cover Gilbert's career since his first No. 1 song, 'Country Must Be Countrywide,' was released in 2011. The country music hitmaker has gone on to sell millions of albums and have each of his six single releases land in the Top 40, with three singles shooting all the way to the top of the charts.
"Country music is developing new headliners at a remarkable pace, and Brantley Gilbert is poised to be the next major talent to move up to the arena/amphitheater level," Ray Waddell, Billboard’s executive director of content and programming for touring and live entertainment, explains. “In a competitive marketplace, Brantley and his team are breaking out through great performances and strategic moves, and drilling down into this career -- past, present and future -- with Team Brantley will make for an entertaining and informative discussion.”
Waddell will moderate the panel, which will also include Rich Egan of Hard 8 Management, Aaron Tannenbaum of Creative Artists Agency and Darin Lashinsky of National Shows 2 (NS2), all of whom work with Gilbert.
The two-day event also includes several other panels, as well as an awards ceremony on Nov. 20. Registration and other information can be found here.
Gilbert's appearance the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards comes in the middle of his extended Let It Ride Tour, which wraps up on Dec. 6. See a list of all of his upcoming concerts here.