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Brantley Gilbert Announces Take It Outside Summer Tour

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Following a standing-room-only opening weekend of the BlackOut’s North American leg, Brantley Gilbert is gearing up for another season on the road. The Georgia native will continue the momentum this summer headlining his Take it Outside summer tour.

“We’re just getting started bringing the music to the people,” says the back-to-back PLATINUM Country album sellers. “We hit that stage in Saginaw, and the crowd was lit up. Makes you wanna hit the road, and stay out there – when the people are so raging. We knew when we did this arena tour, we were gonna wanna take it outside! We don’t have all the dates in place, but I want the fans in these markets to know I’m coming.”

The Georgia native will continue the momentum with his headline Take It Outside amphitheater tour this summer, kicking off June 2 in Mansfield, MA at XFinity Center. The 22-date and counting throwdown will run into October with Platinum-selling labelmate Justin Moore and “Dirt Road Anthem” co-writer Colt Ford joining the bill as special guests. All three have toured with each other over the years, building up an energy that should make for a night of hardcore outsider Country – from Brantley’s harder rock to Justin’s modern twang chart-toppers and Colt’s rap-forward style. Brantley and Justin gave fans a taste of their adrenile-fueled performances last year, collaborating with Thomas Rhett for “Small Town Throwdown.”

“We’ve all done so many things together,” Gilbert explains with a mischievous laugh. “This is one of those tour’s that’ll be crazy before it even rolls. Justin likes to really push the limits, and he’s a pretty serious performer. Colt is one of those guys who gets how to hit a crowd right between the eyes. If you love your country on the rougher side, this is gonna be a show for you.”

Gilbert’s unrelenting brand of country has notched six #1s: “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell Of An Amen” as well as two smashes he penned and Jason Aldean recorded. More full-tilt, more aggressive, yet supremely grounded in the red clay he was raised in, The New York Times wrote of JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.), “What elegance Mr. Gilbert manages in this demolition derby. Mr. Gilbert comes on like a revving monster-truck engine, backed by heavy rock guitar, but there’s a slyness to his singing. Beneath his boxy exterior, there’s an active intelligence about melody and texture…In a country era where hardness isn’t valorized in the least, he’s unapologetically rough, singing with the tenderness of a chain saw. And on this strong album — his third in a row — he betrays no shame about his creatine-fueled version of country music.”

Gilbert, who takes writing the songs of his life as seriously he does the fans who feel like they live inside those songs, lives to bring the music to the people. With two nights at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks, the Bay area’s Shoreline Amphitheater, the man who won the 2015 American Music Awards Favorite Country Album for JUST AS I AM is matching the BLACKOUT TOUR with an equally comprehensive collection of outdoors dates, which will be announced in the coming months. For additional information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com.

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Brantley Gilbert “Stone Cold Sober” on ‘Conan’


Last week, Brantley Gilbert stopped by Conan to perform “Stone Cold Sober.” Check it out!

NYC’s Country Music Festival Will Return To Randall’s Island Park With Big Names

FarmBorough Festival

FarmBorough Festival’s first year surpassed all expectations as New York City’s first-ever country music festival when over 40,000 fans united on Randall’s Island Park for three days of first-class country music.  A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage festival will return on June 17-19 for a second year with a megastar lineup including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.  Juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s iconic and breathtaking skyline, #NYCGoesCountry as the genre’s fervent fans will be able to enjoy FarmBorough’s diverse lineup that will also include A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks.  Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at FarmBoroughFestival.com.

“Since the gates closed on FarmBorough last year we’ve been working towards today and how to come back even stronger than FarmBorough’s first year,” said Brian O’Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring.  “Having the heavyweight power of such huge and distinct names as well artists that I think will be the genre’s next big superstars on the bill helps ease the pressure a little bit of putting on a festival in the greatest city in the world.  I can’t wait to get back out there and continue to make our mark on the Big Apple.”

“We made history last year by launching New York City’s first ever major Country Music Festival,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “The amazing lineup for FarmBorough 2016 speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to show everyone what’s in store for June. It’s gonna be awesome.”

An important milestone for the country music genre, critics and fans alike continue to praise and welcome FarmBorough Festival with open arms.

Follow further FarmBorough updates on Facebook: facebook.com/farmboroughfestival, Twitter: @FarmBoroughFest, Instagram: @Farmboroughfest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #farmborough and #nycgoescountry

Brantley Gilbert Donates $10.5 Million to Toys for Tots

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert may be a hardcore songwriter/performer, but he also understands what Christmas means to kids – and how hard the holidays can be for families in transition. So as the holiday approaches, it should come as no surprise that the outspoken supporter of United States servicemen would team up with Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and children’s activity product producer Bendon, Inc. for an unprecedented $10.5 million donation this season.

“Growing up in rural Georgia, I know that sometimes Christmas isn’t a time of joy for some kids and our contribution might be all they receive this year so I really wanted our donation to matter. I’m honored the folks and Bendon understood why I wanted to work with them and Toys for Tots,” says Brantley. “Bendon’s books have some pretty cool heroes and lessons for all ages like Batman, Superman and Clifford the Big Red Dog to Disney, Peanuts and some of my favorites, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Whether a kid is into Barbie or Star Wars, I hope we’ve given a bit of fun and inspiration.”

“The holiday’s are a tough period of time for many families, and if we are able to bring a little happiness to a child with a gift which they may not have been otherwise given, than that’s a success,” agrees Bendon CEO Ben Ferguson. “We can not be more excited to partner with Brantley Gilbert on this donation.  Brantley clearly supports and honors our Military and his generosity and charitable work prompted me to align Bendon’s donation with him to The Marine Toys For Tots foundation.”

Topping the charts earlier this year with “One Hell Of An Amen,” celebrating the courage and life of a fallen Marine, Brantley has continually made his dedication to our troops a priority. This holiday support is an extension of that commitment, and also another way to give back with the notable platform his career has provided.

“They tell me this is one of the largest donations Toys for Tots has ever received,” Brantley explains. “Ben and his team realize the impact we could make is these kids’ lives. It’s a privilege to make this contribution together.”

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