Gilbert debuts video
Sunday, January 20, 2019
– Brantley Gilbert debuted the video for "What Happens in a Small Town" last week.
Shaun Silva produced the video. Guitarist Lindsay Ell plays on the song.
"Every word of this is true," Gilbert said. "You know, it's not the big things that really get you when you break up with someone you love in a place like this: it's the small stuff. That's what tears into you."
Moving back to South Georgia, he wondered about the girl he'd written all those songs about. Though a circuitous route to get there, today that woman is his wife.
"It happened to me," Gilbert said. "But it happens to a lot of people out there. Whether you've found your way back to them, or not, those feelings don't always stop just because you've broken up. 'What Happens In A Small Town' is as much about the memories as it is the fact you're going to keep running into each other. So, maybe this song will help some people save time."
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