The St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold was found by fans of country “outlaw” Brantley Gilbert on that lucky day. Gilbert and (Big Machine Label Group’s imprint) The Valory Music Company announced March 17, 2014, the pre-release date of his third album “Just As I Am,” online on March 19, 2014. The actual album will be available on May 20, 2014.
There is also a Walmart-exclusive Deluxe edition of the album, "Just As I Am" which includes three additional tracks; newly recorded “G.R.I.T.S.” (Brantley Gilbert), “Read Me My Rights” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Jess Franklin) and “Grown Ass Man” (Brantley Gilbert.) And, the BG Nation grew and spread the treasure throughout the land!
Brantley Gilbert’s first single on The Valory Music Company debuted in the Top 40 at Country radio. The album features 11 song tracks all written or co-written by Brantley. Big Machine Label Group's Valory Music Company also represents superstars such as Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Jewel and Justin Moore also a number one chart-topper.
Brantley’s first single "Bottoms Up" after the past five years on the road, will be on the album. This single is currently the most-downloaded single in all of Country music and has alone already sold 650k plus copies. Now, within reach of fans by tomorrow, March 19, his new album “Just As I Am” Brantley-starved fans have found the prize at the end of another rainbow for Gilbert. And, with the chart-topping hit “Bottoms Up” still rocketing up the radio charts of Music Row, Billboard and CountryAircheck, you can bet this new album will follow in the successes of Brantley’s earlier albums.
There will be plenty more rainbows in Brantley Gilbert’s future. The reality impact, truth and freshness of Brantley Gilbert’s new album "Just As I Am" is a sure bet the album will be winning major awards and skyrocketing to the top of all Country Music charts, just as his past albums.
Brantley was quoted in many media interviews that “I have always said that each of my albums has told a story… my story, and this album is no different. This one picks up where 'Halfway to Heaven' left off,” said Brantley. “I have gone through a lot the past few years… a lot of highs and lows and all of that are reflected in this project. My fans know I'm a straight shooter, so I didn't leave anything out. I think there is something for everyone — from my party side to the gentler stuff. I can’t wait to share this new music with the BG Nation.” In that statement alone, you know that this album shows even more of Brantley Gilbert's musical soul and superstar talents as a songwriter and singer.
A little background on Brantley’s successful music career:
Brantley Gilbert, the small town born and raised native of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens city limits, already had a solid and almost rabid fan base. The fans encouragement urged him to bring his unique style to Nashville, Tennessee. There, he soon signed with independent record label, developing his national debut album release “A Modern Day Prodigal Son.”
Already, with a rabid fan base, Brantley Gilbert’s national debut release, “A Modern Day Prodigal Son” sent him skyrocketing to a “rising star to watch” level for even more fans and record labels. A song from Gilbert’s first album, “The Best of Me,” was recorded by Country superstar Jason Aldean, and earned a spot on his iTunes album release “Wide Open.”
On March 16, 2010, the rising star released his sophomore album, “Halfway to Heaven,” the follow-up to his debut national album. The sophomore release peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart for all genres and #2 on iTunes Country Album Charts.
Then, in August 2010, Brantley’s song “My Kinda Party,” was a #1 hit for Jason Aldean, and the title track to Aldean’s platinum-selling album "Night Train" Superstar Jason Aldean’s latest single, “Dirt Road Anthem,” was also written by Gilbert.
In February 2011, Gilbert passed another career milestone when he signed with Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Company. His first single on The Valory Music Company debuted in the Top 40 at Country radio.
Now, working with the award winning producer, Dann Huff – Brantley Gilbert’s first album on the Valory Music Company's label was scheduled for a late summer release, but surprise! “Just As I Am” pre-sale will be out tomorrow, March 19, 2014.
Remember, the Walmart-exclusive Deluxe version of the album "Just As I Am" includes three additional tracks; newly recorded “G.R.I.T.S.” (Brantley Gilbert), “Read Me My Rights” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Jess Franklin) and “Grown Ass Man” (Brantley Gilbert.)
Brantley Gilbert "Just As I Am" Tracklist
- “If You Want A Bad Boy” (Brantley Gilbert, Troy Verges)
- “17 Again” (Brantley Gilbert, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins)
- “Bottoms Up” (Brantley Gilbert, Brett James, Justin Weaver)
- “That Was Us” (Brantley Gilbert)
- “I’m Gone” (Brantley Gilbert, Wendell Mobley, Tony Martin)
- “My Baby’s Guns N’ Roses” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, David Tolliver)
- “Lights Of My Hometown” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Forrest Whitehead)
- “One Hell Of An Amen” (Brantley Gilbert, Mike Dekle, Brian Davis)
- “Small Town Throwdown” (Brantley Gilbert, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson)
- “Let It Ride” (Brantley Gilbert)
- “My Faith In You” (Brantley Gilbert, Jeremy Spillman)
Deluxe version, exclusive to Walmart, includes three additional tracks; newly recorded “G.R.I.T.S.” (Brantley Gilbert), “Read Me My Rights” (Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Jess Franklin) and “Grown Ass Man” (Brantley Gilbert).
This is only one shining gold (or platinum) jackpot of Brantley Gilbert's music rainbows. There will be many, many more rainbows from Brantley. Yea, BG Nation!
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