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Brantley Gilbert Heading on Stadium Tour with Chesney and Aldean

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Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney revealed the first details surrounding the biggest tour of his career — one that would change from market to market to reflect the hardest-hitting bill for each city. Anticipation hit a record high with the news that Jason Aldean would unite with Chesney for a 10-city stadium jaunt –merging his Burn It Down Tour with The Big Revival Tour. There are very few acts who could match the velocity Aldean is known to bring, so for that very reason Chesney tapped Brantley Gilbert to add to the pairing with more on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” Chesney says. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock – and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

Gilbert has had three #1s on his own – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Bottoms Up” – as well as co-writing Aldean’s CMA Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem” and sole writer of “My Kind of Party.” He has mined platinum with Halfway To Heaven and gold with his recent #1, Just As I Am, and is the Academy of Country Music’s reigning Top New Artist.

“As a fan, when I go to a show, I want the music to hit me in the chest and make me feel something all night long,” says Chesney, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. “I want to have the time of my life, for the fans to hit every possible emotion – and make me feel everything humanly possible. When we started looking at acts to take out in 2015, especially having been off the road this year, I wanted to make sure the people that I brought were gonna be as committed to reaching the fans in the back of the stadium as I am.”

Chesney, whose The Big Revival marked his 13th No. 1 Country Album debut, already topped the Billboard Country Songs chart for two weeks with “American Kids” — and “Til It’s Gone,” the follow-up, is currently at No. 17 with a bullet.

Chesney’s 55-date The Big Revival Tour is slated to kick-off on his birthday, March 26, in Nashville. Having staged “a stadium show on the beach” with his 40,000+ Flora-Bama-Jama free show in August, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of The Road” is ready to get out there and see how far he can push his always high energy concerts.

Brantley Gilbert is Engaged!

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Brantley Gilbert is off the market. The singer revealed his engagement to “the girl that got away,” this morning on The Bobby Bones Show.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago.You’ll hear her in most of my songs,” he says. ““She was the one who got away for about five years,” the singer adds. “I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.”

The school teacher was the subject of many of Brantley’s songs, including “More than Miles.” The couple plan to get married next June.

Brantley Gilbert Credits Keith Urban for Helping Him Get Sober

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Brantley Gilbert is three years in to a new and sober life, and even though the road wasn’t easy, he credits Keith Urban for encouraging him during some dark times. He spoke highly of the fellow country artist with Lon Helton on Country Countdown USA.

Keith’s actually been a really good dude to me. When I was making changes in my life, I was down and out, I was even in the hospital, and he showed up and spent several hours with me one day out of nowhere, just encouraging me, because I had a lot of worries about doing my job. Looking back, I was thinking, since I was 15 years old, I’d been sneaking beers, I hadn’t been sober for a lot of these things, I was nervous about writing, performing, and doing my job like I used to. He told me, ‘Man it’s a whole new world. It’s different but you’re gonna have a lot more fun with it.’ He was just uplifting and reassuring, he’s one of those guys when you meet him, you know he has a good soul. He has an awesome heart and is an awesome dude. That was a pretty impressive thing to me. You meet people in the business, and wonder how compassionate they are. But he showed up out of the blue, and I hardly knew the guy. I’ll never forget that as long as I live, and I’m indebted to him now. For somebody of that stature to take that kind of time.”

Keith has been very open about his struggles with drugs and alcohol, but after entering rehab seven years ago, he’s well beyond the other side, and in a better place.

It’s refreshing to see these guys help each other through the hard times, and encourage them to take the better path…not always the popular.

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & MORE Nab American Music Awards Nominations

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Yesterday, The American Music Awards nominees were announced on Good Morning America, and country music is making a splash in some all-genre categories including Luke Bryan taking a nod for Artist of the Year.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea
• Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
• Eminem
• Imagine Dragons
• John Legend
• Lorde
• One Direction
• Katy Perry
• Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
• Jason Aldean
• Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
• Eli Young Band
• Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
• Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
• Eric Church “The Outsiders”
Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

The AMAs are based ONLY on fan votes, so be sure to vote for all your favorite stars. Congrats to all of the nominees!

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on ABC.

Brantley Gilbert to Headline Panel at 2014 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

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Billboard has announced rising country star Brantley Gilbert will headline its popular annual Artist Development Case Study panel at the 2014 Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, taking place in New York City on November 19.

Brantley, a Georgia native who scored his first #1 Billboard Country Albums debut in 2013 with JUST AS I AM, has taken a unique path to stardom, significantly impacting musical trends and, in effect, broadening country’s audience through his compelling blend of rock and urban influences with traditional country themes and musicality.   During the panel Brantley will share the secrets that shot him to the top of the country charts.

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