Continuing to build on an already stellar year, BRANTLEY GILBERT strikes another career high-mark with the GOLD-certification of JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). His third studio album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, also scored the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley's latest project has already produced the Platinum-certified, #1 lead single “Bottoms Up,” whose music video has seen over 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, “Small Town Throwdown,” features labelmates JUSTIN MOORE and THOMAS RHETT.
Earlier this week, Brantley and his sidekick Sylo revealed dates and opening acts for the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR through a special video to the BG Nation. The announcement also included footage from the first part of the tour, showing fired-up performances from the multiple sold-out shows last spring. This round is set to kick off on September 19 in Austin, TX. Aaron Lewis as direct support 9/19 through 10/25 and Tyler Farr as direct support 10/30 through 12/6. Chase Bryant will be opening all dates.
LET IT RIDE TOUR dates – Second Leg: With special guest Aaron Lewis and Chase Bryant 9/19 – Austin, TX (Cedar Park Center) 9/20 – Tulsa, OK (BOK Center) 9/26 – State College, PA (Bryce Jordan Center) 9/27 – Worcester, MA (DCU Center) 9/28 – Bangor, ME (Cross Insurance Center) 10/9 – Cincinnati, OH (US Bank Arena) 10/10 – Southaven, MS (Landers Center) 10/11 – Jackson, MS (MS Coliseum) 10/16 – Madison, WI (Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center) 10/17 – St. Louis, MO (Chifetz Arena) 10/18 – Moline, IL (iWireless Center) 10/23 – Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) 10/24 – Cape Girardeau, MO (Show Me Center) 10/25 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
With special guest Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant 10/30 – Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena) 10/31 – Savannah, GA (Martin Luther King Jr. Arena) 11/1 – Norfolk, VA (The Ted Constant Convocation Center) 11/20 – Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center at Fresno State) 11/21 – San Jose, CA (SAP Center) 11/22 – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center) 12/4 – Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena) 12/5 – Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena) 12/6 – Pikeville, KY (Eastern Kentucky Expo Center)
Shows prior to the tour kickoff currently on sale are: (8/16) New York, NY; (8/22) Watertown, NY and (8/30) Pueblo, CO.
For tickets and more information visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.
The Georgia native has racked up five #1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the CMA, ACM, ACA & CMT Music Awards and was named 2013 ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year. Brantley's previous project, the PLATINUM-certified HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced Platinum-certified #1 hit – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and Gold-certified #1 hit “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do." As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned #1 songs “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean as well as his own “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”