With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert’s music has been shared, covered and adopted as the soundtrack to Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world.
The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go ‘til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don’t just see a star. They see themselves.
Seven No. 1 hits punctuate his career: “Country Must be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” RIAA 5x Platinum-certified “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell of an Amen” and collaboration with Lindsay Ell “What Happens In A Small Town.”
Gilbert’s landmark record Just As I Am clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. Earning praise from the New York Times, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all of his albums. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives––rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten new father––just as he is.
Gilbert recently teamed up with longtime friend Jason Aldean for their long-awaited collaboration “Rolex® On A Redneck,” encompassing the hard-working and fun-loving attitude that both Gilbert and BG Nation possess. Gilbert has been back in the studio preparing new music to be announced later this year.
George Birge, a Texas-born,
Nashville-based artist, is taking country music to the next level. Signed to
RECORDS Nashville, Birge has years of experience writing major hits with fellow
artists such as Clay Walker and Colt Ford. Birge’s debut EP, released earlier
this year, blends the traditional sounds he heard growing up in Austin
with the studio effects that power country music’s modern-day hits. “Mind
on You,” the most talked about song off the EP, was written with Colt Ford
along with Jaron Boyer and Michael Tyler. The group
originally earmarked it for Jason Aldean, but as soon as George sang it he
couldn’t let it go. “Mind On You” impacts country radio this September.