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By Maura Harwood

Who: Brantley Gilbert

Where:  Nashville, TN

For fans of:  Toby Keith, Eric Church, Jason Aldean

It’s not every day a country singer comes along that is both a rugged, raw rock star and an emotionally in-touch songwriter. We’ve seen it with the likes of Eric Church among others, and now we have a new country rocker on the rise: Brantley Gilbert. Hailing from Jefferson, GA, this Southern born and raised country boy is taking over the country scene. Gilbert recently signed with top dog Big Machine Records (that’s right- the label that brought you people like Taylor Swift!) and has been heard recently on the radio waves with hits like “Country Must Be Country Wide” and  “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” You might also know Brantley Gilbert because of his songwriting. He penned some of Jason Aldean’s biggest hits including “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” which have earned both number one spots on the Billboard charts and Grammy nominations.  Not a bad start for an up-comer, who has also been touring with country superstar Toby Keith!

You can check out Brantley Gilbert’s album “Halfway to Heaven” and find him on Facebook!

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