Brantley Keith Gilbert (born January 20, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter and country rock artist from Jefferson, Georgia. He is signed to Big Machine Records‘ Valory division, for whom he has released three albums.These albums have produced a combined six chart entries on the Hot Country Songs charts, of which three have gone to number 1. Gilbert also co-wrote Jason Aldean‘s singles “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem“.
Brantley Gilbert originally moved to Nashville as a songwriter, signed to Warner Chappell Publishing. He continued performing at local venues. In 2009, Gilbert released his debut album, Modern Day Prodigal Son, under independent label Average Joes Entertainment. Gilbert followed his debut with the second project, Halfway to Heaven, on March 16, 2010.
In February 2011, Gilbert signed with Valory Music Co., a division of Big Machine Records, who re-released Halfway to Heaven with new recordings and bonus tracks. The album was produced by Dann Huff. Its first two singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“, both went to number 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. After it, “Kick It in the Sticks” peaked at number 34, and “More Than Miles” at number 7 on Country Airplay. He won the ACM New Male Artist award in 2013.