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Brantley Gilbert Finds His Music Video Star on YouTube


Have you noticed the same actors over and over again in country music videos lately? Well, you won’t see the same faces or sets in Brantley Gilbert’s “Kick It in the Sticks.” The Georgia-born singer-songwriter wanted to feature a real “G.R.I.T.S.” (Girls Raised In The South) girl in the first video for his new CD, and he turned to his MySpace ( and YouTube ( pages to asks his fans for help finding her.

After phenomenal success building an online fan base — more than 3 million visitors to his MySpace page – it shouldn’t be surprising that Brantley decided to find the star of his new video by holding an online contest.

Fans posted videos on YouTube and got to vote on the submissions, and Brantley and his band picked the winner – Paige Duke of South Carolina. The recent Clemson University grad showed off her true G.R.I.T.S. assets with a video featuring her hunting, fishing, roping and wakeboarding skills (as well as a few bikini pictures).

“Kick It in the Sticks” will be the first single from Brantley new CD “Halfway to Heaven,” due out February 21st.

Find out more about Brantley Gilbert at

Listen to Brantley Gilbert talk about his online success and the search for his G.R.I.T.S. video girl.

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Vicky Dobbin is a music lover in Falls Church, VA. Follow her at and read her blog at

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2 Responses to “Brantley Gilbert Finds His Music Video Star on YouTube”

  1. -hlw says:

    I think the video will turn out great! There were alot of great girls there! And Brantley is a greattt singer,He is absolutely breath-taking!

  2. brantley girl says:

    Brantley is the best, but ppl got fooled, Paige actually admitted her video was edited, she actually didnt do all those things, she made the video for another contest and already had alot of views and comments, it is just sad that Brantley wanted a REAL G.R.I.T.S girl and alot of the Real girls actually didnt get the part, but i still think the video will be great, their were real girls there who stood in the rain for hours just for Brantley those girls are the ones who need to be honored

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