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).
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