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Listen: Brantley Gilbert Releases Uplifting “Hard Days”

Country rocker Brantley Gilbert just  released his latest single “Hard Days.” It’s an uplifting track penned as a reminder that difficult times do pass and we often come out on the other side strengthened by what we’ve endured. Listen to “Hard Days” above.

“‘Hard Days’ is about finding and acknowledging hope in the midst of turmoil and taking the good with the bad,” shares Gilbert. “I look back on some of the harder times in my life and think about where things are now, and I’m thankful for the bad that led to the good.

“This song means a lot to me,” he continues. “It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a song that can stand on its own lyrically. Brock Berryhill, Logan Wall, Jimi Bell and Jay Brunswick gave me the opportunity to work with them, and it’s something I’m extremely proud to be a part of. I feel like all of us are in need of a little bit of healing and in need of a little bit of hope. And this song offers that.”

“Hard Days” encourages us to acknowledge the moments that tend to feel much sweeter after persevering through our own rough patches:

You would’ve never learned the words to amazing grace
Never felt the chill of a pew when you lost faith
Well blood sweat and tears wouldn’t mean a thing
If you didn’t strike out a couple hundred times
If you never hit rock bottom, never cussed the sky
You would’ve never known to ask the good lord why
Or ever changed your life

If you never had hard days
If you never had a heart break
Never had more than you can take
Or carried the weight
Of life on your shoulders
Would you feel like you earned it
Would you live with a purpose
Or ever known your own strength
If you never had hard days

“Hard Days” follows the release of “Fire’t Up,” from Gilbert’s most recent album Fire & Brimstone (via The Valory Music Co.) released Oct. 4, 2019, and recent No. 1 “What Happens In A Small Town” with Lindsay Ell, which marked the Maysville, Georgia native’s seventh No. 1.

About Jerry Holthouse

Jerry Holthouse
Music editor for Nashville.com. Jerry Holthouse is a content writer, songwriter and a graphic designer. He owns and runs Holthouse Creative, a full service creative agency. He is an avid outdoorsman and a lover of everything music. You can contact him at JerryHolthouse@Nashville.com

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