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NASHVILLE, TN (November 10, 2022) – MULTI-PLATINUM Country star Brantley Gilbert releases his highly anticipated new album SO HELP ME GOD, a 10-track project that features five new songs, including his latest single “Heaven By Then” with Blake Shelton and featuring Vince Gill, which had a world premiere via iHeartRadio today. Available now via The Valory Music Co., listen to the album HERE and the single, officially impacts Country radio on Monday (11/14), HERE.
“In the past, my albums were almost direct reflections, direct chapters of my life,” shares Gilbert. “Whatever I’d gone through since I wrote the last record would make its way onto the new album. There’s still some of that with So Help Me God since I’m a cowriter on all the songs – it’s been three years since the last release and a lot of life lived. But I feel like this album is more of a mixtape of great songs.”
Co-written with Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana, Hunter Phelps and Taylor Phillips, album opener “Heaven By Then” highlights a way of life that can often feel like it’s disappearing, as the pace of everyday life continues to speed up.
“‘Heaven By Then’ came out of a conversation during a writers retreat in Texas that we do every year. A guitar ended up in HARDY’s lap, which is usually a good sign that it’s about to turn into something special. I think we all knew that as it was being written. It came to life that night.
“To have Blake Shelton and Vince Gill on the song meant so much to me. Those two brought so much to the table and gave it a voice I didn’t have. We were all in separate places when we recorded, but it was a cool way for everyone to put their spin on it. They just did what felt natural and sonically you hear that,” he concludes.
Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all 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.
“All of my albums up to this point have been spiritual or faith-based titles, and there’s a reason for that,” Gilbert shares. “I feel like if I’m the ‘what you see is what you get’ guy, and I decide to disregard my faith or not include it, not only am I selling myself short, but I’m selling everybody who plays that record short. Faith is a huge part of my life, and I feel like God tends to bless us a little bit more when we share a little spotlight.”
Gilbert kicked off his co-headlining tour with Five Finger Death Punch last night in and continues this evening in Fort Wayne Indiana. Gilbert is set to tour with 5FDP through December 17, wrapping in Las Vegas, Nevada. For tickets and more information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com.
As a longtime supporter and advocate for service men and women, Gilbert continues championing veterans through his latest partnership with Nine Line Apparel for an exclusive shirt design, which will benefit Nine Line Foundation.
Nine Line Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to meeting the financial and specialized needs of severely injured soldiers and their families. In combat, Nine Line is an emergency medevac request and is often the difference between life and death for the most severely wounded soldiers. Since 2013, Nine Line Foundation’s mission has been to serve in a similar manner, offering a lifeline once wounded veterans return stateside.
The exclusive design can be purchased on a t-shirt for $25.99, long sleeve for $29.99 or hoodie for $42.99. For more information, visit NineLineApparel.com.
SO HELP ME GOD TRACK LIST:
1. “Heaven By Then” with Blake Shelton featuring Vince Gill | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana, Hunter Phelps, Taylor Phillips
2. “RolexÒ On A Redneck” featuring Jason Aldean | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Randy Montana, Taylor Phillips
3. “Miles of Memories” | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Josh Phillips
4. “She’s The One” | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Taylor Phillips
5. “The Worst Country Song Of All Time” featuring Toby Keith and HARDY | Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly
6. “Son Of The Dirty South” featuring Jelly Roll | Brantley Gilbert, Andrew Baylis, Jason Bradley DeFord
7. “How To Talk To Girls” | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Brian Wayne Davis, Brandon Day, Chase McGill, Josh Phillips, Taylor Phillips, Michael Ray
8. “Little Piece of Heaven” | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Greylan James, Taylor Phillips, Cole Taylor
9. “Gone But Not Forgotten” | Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Jason Blaine, Jay Brunswick
10. “So Help Me God” | Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly
Brantley Gilbert and Five Finger Death Punch Co-Headlining Dates
Nov. 10 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Ind.
Nov. 12 Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 14 Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 16 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 17 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 19 Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center Charleston, S.C.
Nov. 20 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, S.C.
Nov. 22 Amalie Arena Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 25 Legacy Arena at The BJCC Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 26 Simmons Bank Arena Little Rock, Ark.
Nov. 29 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 30 CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Dec. 2 Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Madison, Wis.
Dec. 3 Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
Dec. 5 Target Center Minneapolis, Minn.
Dec. 7 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Dec. 9 Alerus Center Grand Forks, N.D.
Dec. 10 Denny Sandford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dec. 13 Spokane Arena Spokane, Wa.
Dec. 15 Ford Idaho Center Arena Nampa, Id.
Dec. 17 Michelob ULTRA Arena Las Vegas, Nev.