It’s been three years since Brantley Gilbert released an album, and in those three years, the life of the Georgia native has changed dramatically. Gilbert is approaching life and music a bit differently these days – feeling confident in his relationship with music and with his fans, the BG Nation. The Maysville, Georgia native established who he is on albums 1-4 and with that came the freedom to go deeper with his fifth studio album.
Fire & Brimstone reflects life as it stands for Gilbert today: as a husband, father and one of country music’s most honest and talented singer/songwriter/rockers. With 15 songs – all written or co-written by Gilbert – the album includes already-released cuts like the personal ode to his children “Man That Hung the Moon,” the growl-heavy “Not Like Us” and the top 15-and-climbing collaboration with Lindsay Ell “What Happens In A Small Town.”
The album also features a series of powerhouse collaborations with some of country music’s finest artists such as Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson and Colt Ford.
“I know it sounds crazy, but never did I once bring a lyric sheet into the studio with me,” Gilbert says regarding the recording process for the new album. “I feel like I am at this stage in my career where I am confident enough to let the music take me where it’s meant to go, no matter how down and dirty that might be. There is no doubt that this is the album that allowed me to grow up musically.”
Gilbert recently released the emotional music video for “Man That Hung the Moon.” Directed by Matt Zervos, the video once again shows the sheer electricity of Gilbert’s live show along with never-before-captured footage of Gilbert with his family as the hit maker continues to navigate the constant juggling act between being a father and being one of country music’s biggest stars.
Shortly after the album’s October release, Gilbert will set sail for his Second Annual Kick It in the Ship cruise. He will be joined by Chase Rice, LANCO, Diamond Rio, Tyler Farr, Danielle Bradbery, Jon Langston, Colt Ford, Tyler Rich, SixForty1, Trea Landon, Sam Grow, Tyler Braden, Brian Davis, Tyler Booth and more as they rock the high-seas from Miami to Cozumel this November.
The album is set for release October 4, with pre-order available TODAY. Upon pre-order, fans will receive “Bad Boy,” released today with a new music video, as well as four additional, previously-released tracks from Fire & Brimstone.