|Birth name||Brantley Keith Gilbert|
|Born||January 20, 1985|
|Origin||Jefferson, Georgia, U.S.|
Brantley Keith Gilbert (born January 20, 1985) is an American country music singer, songwriter and record producer from Jefferson, Georgia. He was originally signed to Colt Ford's label, Average Joes Entertainment, where he released Modern Day Prodigal Son and Halfway to Heaven. He is now signed to the Valory division of Big Machine Records where he has released four studio albums—a deluxe edition of Halfway to Heaven, Just as I Am, The Devil Don't Sleep, Fire & Brimstone, and 11 country chart entries, four of which have gone to number one. He also co-wrote (with Colt Ford) and originally recorded Jason Aldean's singles "My Kinda Party" and "Dirt Road Anthem."
2007-2013: Modern Day Prodigal Son and Halfway to Heaven
Brantley Gilbert went to Nashville as a songwriter, signed to Warner Chappell Publishing. He continued performing at local venues. In 2009, he released his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, under independent label Average Joes Entertainment. He followed with Halfway to Heaven in 2010.
In 2011, he signed with Valory Music Co., a division of Big Machine Records, who released a deluxe edition of Halfway to Heaven. The album was produced by Dann Huff. Its first two singles, "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do", both went to number one on the Hot Country Songs chart. After them, "Kick It in the Sticks" peaked at number 34, and "More Than Miles" at number 7 on Country Airplay. He won the ACM New Male Artist award in 2013.
2014-2017: Just as I Am and The Devil Don't Sleep
Gilbert's second Valory album (third overall), Just as I Am, was released in May 2014. Its lead single, "Bottoms Up," also reached number one. The second single, "Small Town Throwdown," featured guest vocals from labelmates Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore. The third single, "One Hell of an Amen," became Brantley's fourth number one hit in 2015. The album's fourth single was "Stone Cold Sober," released with the album's platinum edition.
2018-present: Fire & Brimstone
In December 2018, Gilbert released a duet with Lindsay Ell, "What Happens in a Small Town", as the leadoff single to his upcoming fifth studio album, Fire & Brimstone. The album was released in October 2019. "Fire’t Up" was released as the second single off the album.
In addition to his original work, Gilbert has written songs that Colt Ford and Jason Aldean have recorded. The songs "Dirt Road Anthem" (co-written and originally recorded by him and Colt Ford) and "My Kinda Party", were released on Aldean's 2010 album My Kinda Party. "My Kinda Party" was originally recorded by Gilbert on Modern Day Prodigal Son, while "Dirt Road Anthem" was on Halfway to Heaven. Aldean has also covered Gilbert's "The Best of Me", available on the iTunes release of his 2009 album Wide Open. Gilbert also wrote the track "The Same Way" on Aldean's album 9.
It was announced in September 2012 that Brantley Gilbert was dating country music singer and actress Jana Kramer. They met at the CMT Music Awards in June 2012. They got engaged on January 20, 2013, his 28th birthday. They split in August 2013.
In June 2015, Gilbert married Georgia schoolteacher Amber Cochran in a small ceremony at his home. He admitted that she was the girl who inspired his singles "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" and "More Than Miles", among several others. In 2017, on his "The Devil Don't Sleep" tour, he announced he would be a father in November. On November 11, 2017, Gilbert and his wife welcomed son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert. On September 9, 2019, they welcomed their second child, a daughter named Braylen Hendrix Gilbert. 
In 2013, Gilbert embarked on an eight-day USO tour to entertain American service members stationed in Italy and Kuwait.
Brantley Gilbert was in a near-fatal truck accident when he was 19. Gilbert is an active Christian, and his song "My Faith In You", from his album Just as I Am, speaks of his faith. In May 2015, Gilbert got a tattoo showing his support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour
- Taste of Country Christmas Tour (headline) with Thomas Rhett
- Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom Tour
- Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival Tour
- The Devil Don't Sleep Tour February – April (headline) with Tucker Beathard and Luke Combs
- The Ones That Like Me Tour (headline)
- Kid Rock's Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour (co-headline)
- Not Like Us Tour (headline)
- A Modern Day Prodigal Son (2009)
- Halfway to Heaven (2010)
- Just as I Am (2014)
- The Devil Don't Sleep (2017)
- Fire & Brimstone (2019)
Awards and nominations
|2011||Country Music Association Awards||Song of the Year||"Dirt Road Anthem"||Nominated|||
|Academy of Country Music Awards||New Artist of the Year||Brantley Gilbert||Nominated|
|2012||Academy of Country Music Awards||New Artist of the Year||Brantley Gilbert||Nominated|||
|New Male Vocalist of the Year||Won|
|American Country Awards||Breakthrough Artist Single of the Year||"You Don't Know Her Like I Do"||Won|||
|Country Music Association Awards||New Artist of the Year||Brantley Gilbert||Nominated|||
|2013||CRS||New Faces||Brantley Gilbert||Won|
|Country Music Association Awards||CMA Triple Play Award||"Country Must Be Country Wide",
"You Don't Know Her Like I Do",
"Dirt Road Anthem"
|Academy of Country Music Awards||Top New Male Artist||Brantley Gilbert||Won|||
|New Artist of the Year||Brantley Gilbert||Nominated|||
|2014||American Music Awards||Favorite Country Album||Just As I Am||Won|||
|American Country Countdown Awards||Album of the Year||"Small Town Throwdown"||Nominated|||
|Collaboration of the Year||"Small Town Throwdown" (featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett)||Nominated|
|2015||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Renegade Award||Brantley Gilbert||Won|||
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Country Artist||Brantley Gilbert||Nominated|||
|Top Country Album||Just as I Am||Nominated|
|2016||CMT Music Awards||Performance Video of the Year||"What's Your Name" (with Lynyrd Skynyrd) – CMT Crossroads"||Nominated|||
|2017||BMI Country Awards||Top 50 Songs||"The Weekend"||Won|
|2019||CMT Music Awards||Collaborative Video of the Year||"What Happens In A Small Town" (with Lindsay Ell)||Nominated|||
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