Brantley Gilbert Says His Music Is ‘Actually Changin’ People’s Lives’
Brantley Gilbert is mostly known for his country party anthems, but the singer says that it's some of his more meaty songs that mean the most to fans.
Gilbert came into mainstream country with his song 'Country Must Be Country Wide,' and his drinking tune 'Bottoms Up' was a huge success in 2014, but his latest single, 'One Hell of an Amen,' is a ballad that goes a little deeper than many of his previous songs.
“Our supporters come up to me and say, you know, ‘This song helped me get through Iraq,’ or, ‘This song motivated me to go get my girl back,’ or, ‘[This song] helped me cope with the loss of a family member or close friend,’" Gilbert says. "That’s what really makes all this worth it, if you think about it."
Gilbert penned 'One Hell of an Amen' with Brian Davis and Mike Dekle after he returning from a USO tour in 2013, and the more serious subject matter represents a lot of what fans have heard on his latest album, 'Just as I Am.'
“These songs are actually changin’ people’s lives, and that’s definitely music in a whole for me,” he shares. “That’s what it’s all about.”
The singer is set to join Kenny Chesney for some stadium tour dates this summer, when Chesney and Jason Aldean combine the Big Revival Tour and the Burn It Down Tour for 10 shows. Gilbert and Chesney will also play an additional five shows together.
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