Brantley Gilbert kicks it in high gear with new music and tour

Brantley Gilbert by James Minchin

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Brantley Gilbert is kicking off 2014 in high gear with new music and a headline tour.

Impacting Country radio today, "Bottoms Up" is the first new music the Georgia native has produced for his loyal BG Nation fans in over four years. The lead single from Brantley's forthcoming album on The Valory Music Co. was made available in late December and quickly shot up the iTunes charts peaking at #1 on the Country Singles Chart and #8 All Genres. Coinciding with the single release, fans were also able to purchase the accompanying video, which was shot in Nashville and flashes from 1930’s vintage to modern day party scenes. Directed by CMA Award-winning Shane Drake, the video has already garnered over 1.2 million views on VEVO. Watch here

The Country rocker will preview additional new material during his 22-city LET IT RIDE TOUR, beginning 3/27 with special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. During Brantley’s second headlining tour, which makes stops at arenas across the country, fans can also expect to hear the GOLD-certified #1 hits, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

“I’m really excited to get this new music out the fans! The response from the BG Nation has blown me away. They always come out in full force,” said Brantley. “Can’t wait to see the reaction we get on the road.”

To help make the announcement, Brantley called on the BG Nation to use the hashtag #LETITRIDETOUR on Instagram to post photos and videos expressing excitement about the tour, and finding creative ways to announce their hometown's tour date or the stop closest to them.  More information on the promotion and a gallery of fan-submitted content is available at


3/27                              LaCrosse, WI – LaCrosse Center
3/28                              Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum
3/29                              Corinth, MS. – Crossroads Arena
4/10                              Greensboro, NC – Coliseum
4/11                              Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
4/12                              Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/17                              Macon, GA – Centreplex
4/18                              Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
4/19                              Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
4/24                              Stockton, CA – Stockton Arena
4/25                             Indio, CA — Stagecoach
4/26                              Pozo, CA  — Pozo Saloon **
5/1                                Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
5/2                                Evansville, IN – The Ford Center
5/3                                Live Oak, FL – Suwannee River Jam* **
5/8                                Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
5/9                                Charleston, WV – Civic Center
5/10                              Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena **
5/15                              Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
5/16                              Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
5/17                              Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena
5/18                              Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
* Not including Eric Paslay
** Not including Thomas Rhett