Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell Drop Video for New Duet, “What Happens in a Small Town” [Watch]

Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell Drop Video for New Duet, “What Happens in a Small Town” [Watch]

Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell dropped a new video for their recent duet, “What Happens in a Small Town.” The lead single from Brantley’s upcoming fifth studio album is currently No. 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after five weeks.

The new video, which was directed by Shaun Silva (“Any Ol’ Barstool” by Jason Aldean), was filmed in Columbia, Tenn., a town 45 miles south of Nashville. Penned by Brantley, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne and Rhett Atkins, “What Happens In A Small Town” was produced by Dann Huff, who has helmed Brantley’s three previous albums.

“This song builds and burns,” Brantley says. “It really has that want for someone you can’t have, and having to live in all the places they are. I wanted to have someone on the record who could match those feelings, to really push the song. It’s not just any female who makes sense, and we knew that. But Lindsay is a whole other kind of artist, and she understands that power.”

Not only does Lindsay add her vocal prowess to the single, but she also lends her guitar chops.

“It was great that they wanted me to play,” Lindsay says. “To be part of a song like this is great, but to be asked to play on someone’s song who I respect so much takes it up another level. Obviously playing in front of Dann Huff is something else, but he knew how to really push me—and get a vocal that contains everything situations like this one are made of.”

Watch Brantley and Lindsay’s new video for “What Happens in a Small Town.”

photo courtesy of Joseph Llanes

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell