Hard-rocking country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert received the Pandora Billionaire Plaque honoring his achievement of surpassing 3.5 billion streams on the platform during a Zoom of SiriusXM's Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard on The Highway (ch. 56).
"I really do appreciate all of you," Gilbert shared via Zoom. "All of ya'll have been really, really good to me. I couldn't ask for a better team or a better family. I'm floored. I had absolutely no idea. I don't get surprised, so this is amazing. We're surrounded by a bunch of awesome folks, and all of you that are watching here tonight as a part of this happy hour, I appreciate ya'll letting me hang out and be a part of it to share in this."
Last month, Gilbert delivered new single "Hard Days," a "rough around the edges" and "stirring ballad" that "narrates the good and the bad of hardship, hope, and healing," shares American Songwriter.
"Hard Days" follows lead track "Fire't Up," from Gilbert's most recent album Fire & Brimstone (via The Valory Music Co.) released Oct. 4, 2019, and recent No. 1 "What Happens In A Small Town" with Lindsay Ell, which marked the Maysville, Georgia native's seventh No. 1.
About Brantley Gilbert
With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert has clearly struck a nerve. The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go 'til sunrise, but he's also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don't just see a star. They see themselves. Seven No. 1 hits punctuate his career: "Country Must be Country Wide," "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee "Dirt Road Anthem," "My Kinda Party," "Bottoms Up," "One Hell of an Amen" and collaboration with Lindsay Ell "What Happens In A Small Town."
Gilbert's landmark record Just As I Am clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. Earning praise from the New York Times, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all of his albums. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives--rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten new father--just as he is. Fire & Brimstone, out now (10/4/19) via The Valory Music Co., is Gilbert's most mature and complex exploration of his world to date. His current single, "Hard Days" is available everywhere now.
For additional information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com or follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @BrantleyGilbert and on Facebook @BrantleyGilbertMusic.
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