Brantley Gilbert Talks Growing Family, Songwriting Roots, New Album “Fire & Brimstone,” Upcoming Tour & More

Brantley Gilbert Talks Growing Family, Songwriting Roots, New Album “Fire & Brimstone,” Upcoming Tour & More

Jim Casey talks with Brantley Gilbert about:

  • preparing for the arrival of his first daughter in September
  • releasing his fifth studio album, Fire & Brimstone, on Oct. 4
  • growing musically with the new album
  • co-writing all 15 songs on the new album
  • releasing the new album’s lead single, “What Happens in a Small Town,” featuring Lindsay Ell, which is Top 15 on the charts
  • recording new song, “Welcome to Hazeville,” featuring Colt Ford, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, on the West Coast in Tupac’s old studio
  • recording new song, “Fire & Brimstone,” featuring Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson
  • writing new song, “Man That Hung the Moon”
  • the spiritual journey behind new song, “Lost Soul’s Prayer”
  • the biblical themes in his album titles
  • hitting the road for his Not Like Us Tour with Lindsay Ell and Michael Ray

Podcast Participants:

  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Jim Casey, Nash Country Daily editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson