Gilbert spews "Fire & Brimstone"
Friday, August 2, 2019
– Brantley Gilbert will turn up the "Fire & Brimstone" when his fifth album is out Oct. 4
With 15 songs - all written or co-written by Gilbert - the album includes already-released cuts like the personal ode to his children "Man That Hung the Moon," "Not Like Us" and the collaboration with Lindsay Ell, "What Happens In A Small Town."
The album also features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson and Colt Ford.
"I know it sounds crazy, but never did I once bring a lyric sheet into the studio with me," Gilbert said regarding the recording process for the new album. "I feel like I am at this stage in my career where I am confident enough to let the music take me where it's meant to go, no matter how down and dirty that might be. There is no doubt that this is the album that allowed me to grow up musically."
Gilbert recently released the music video for "Man That Hung the Moon." Directed by Matt Zervos, the video shows Gilbert's live show along with never-before-captured footage of Gilbert with his family.
Shortly after the album's October release, Gilbert will set sail for his Second Annual Kick It in the Ship cruise. He will be joined by Chase Rice, LANCO, Diamond Rio, Tyler Farr, Danielle Bradbery, Jon Langston, Colt Ford, Tyler Rich, SixForty1, Trea Landon, Sam Grow, Tyler Braden, Brian Davis, Tyler Booth and more on the high-seas from Miami to Cozumel this November.
The track list:
1. "Fire't Up" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brandon Day, Justin Weaver)
2. "Not Like Us" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Amy Wadge)
3. "Welcome To Hazeville" (featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rodney Clawson, Andrew DeRoberts, Colt Ford)
4. "What Happens In A Small Town" (featuring Lindsay Ell) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne)
"She Ain't Home" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Justin Weaver)
6. "Lost Soul's Prayer" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts)
7. "Tough Town" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Blake Chaffin, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
8. "Fire & Brimstone" (featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss) (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
9. "Laid Back Ride" (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
10. "Bad Boy" Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
11. "New Money" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Brandon Day)
12. "Breaks Down" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Jaida Dreyer, Josh Mirenda, Justin Weaver)
13. "Man Of Steel" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Cole Taylor)
14. "Never Gonna Be Alone" (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Erik Dylan)
15. "Man That Hung The Moon" (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
Producers include Brandon Day (tracks 1, 11), Mike Elizondo (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 12) and Dan Huff (tracks 2, 4, 7-10, 13-15).
More news for Brantley Gilbert
CD reviews for Brantley Gilbert
Fire & Brimstone
It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording (masked as country). However, there are some quality - if not exactly country - songs on this effort, which cry out for a different sort of evaluation.
Gilbert saves his best for last with "Man That Hung The Moon," a song about fatherhood that will likely bring many dads to tears. »»»
The Devil Don't Sleep
For those fans worrying over the potential demise of bro country, rest easy; Brantley Gilbert is here to keep that flag flying high. Comprised of a solid set of radio ready rockers alongside a few tamer numbers, Gilbert sets out to prove the establishment wrong, rolling his way through 16 tales of hard living and partying. Yet, while Gilbert holds strong to the "bro country" stance, he's also very much his own man, allowing his faith and values to pull front and center as well. »»»
Just As I Am: Platinum Edition
With the third version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am," he has almost doubled the average country album track listing. The definitive Platinum Edition contains 19 tracks that feature his trademark rock inflected country sound. The original 11 tracks are still intact, with the addition of the 3 songs from the original deluxe edition. Added on at the end are five new songs that largely fit well with the tone of the album.
Those who originally purchased the regular edition »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert smiles, dances the night away
Miranda Lambert didn't perform "Tin Man," one of her best, but also one of her saddest songs during this Wildcard tour stop. It's a song sung from the perspective of one who is sad that she has a heart that can be broken. That's not the current condition of Lambert's heart, though. She's apparently in a good... »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace
To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play.
But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Ten years on, Della Mae has covered a lot of ground in the world of bluegrass, and the band is meeting the challenges of building a sustaining, long-term career with its latest release "Headlights."... »»»
When recording its album "Play the Hits," The Mavericks approached this covers album in much the same way the band creates any of its other studio albums. "Above all, we're always trying to reach a certain musical... »»»
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America... »»»
It's not unusual for country artists to include a few party anthems on their albums. These tracks help lighten the mood among a record's heavier moments and make for fun concert numbers. The Cadillac Three »»»
John Moreland's plain, unpretentious title indicates more of the same, but those of you (most of you most likely) expecting another batch of great, but deeply sad songs may find a few surprises on "LP 5." »»»
What I Came Here For
James Steinle is an emerging Texas singer-songwriter, who is already being hailed by Ray Wylie Hubbard and compared to story telling greats like Robert Earl Keen. Given that Bruce Robison produced "What I Came Here For" speaks volumes »»»
The band name may suggest Appalachia and in some respects their sound does, but Lil Smokies hail from Montana, and deliver "Tornillo," their third release, which is named for the town where the studio for this release, Sonic Ranch, is located. »»»
Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. »»»
Hawktail features some of the finest players of a generation in traditional American acoustic music. The product of their collaboration, "Formations," is a testament to the musical milieu in which they create. »»»