Gilbert plans new album, "So Help Me God"
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Gilbert plans new album, "So Help Me God"

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Brantley Gilbert announced that he will digitally put out a new album, "So Help Me God," out in one week via The Valory Music Co.

Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Vince Gill and Blake Shelton all help out.

"I've always taken a little longer than most artists, especially in this genre, to put an album out ,and that's partly to do with me being a perfectionist," Gilbert said. "But we've been looking forward to getting this album out for a long time. I've been blessed to sit down with some of the best writers in the country, and I feel like we've written some wonderful stuff."

"In the past, my albums were almost direct reflections, direct chapters of my life," said Gilbert. "Whatever I'd gone through since I wrote the last record would make its way onto the new album. There's still some of that with 'So Help Me God' since I'm a co-writer on all the songs. It's been three years since the last release and a lot of life lived. But I feel like this album is more of a mixtape of great songs."

"We wanted to put songs that sounded good together, but also songs that covered a wide variety of genre influences," Gilbert said. "There's a lot of different songwriting styles on the album. We're super excited about it, and I can't wait for BG Nation to hear what we've been working on."

Gilbert's newest single - "Heaven By Then" with Shelton featuring Gill - heads to country radio on Nov. 14.. Co-written with HARDY, Brock Berryhill, Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana, Hunger Phelps and Taylor Phillips, the album opener highlights a way of life that can often feel like it's disappearing, as the pace of everyday life continues to speed up.

Lyrics include:
When they pave all the dirt roads
And John Deeres are dinosaurs
When the last back 40 gets sold
And young boys don't open doors
When you can't hunt a white tail
And keep what you reel in
Well, I hope I'm in heaven by then
No, I don't wanna go today but I don't wanna live
Down here at a place that thinks that that place don't exist
There comes a day this country's somewhere country don't fit in
Hell, I hope I'm in heaven by then

"We were on a writing retreat in Texas that we do every year, and everybody was out on the porch. I don't remember who threw a word in here or there and who didn't, so we ended up with a bunch of writers on 'Heaven By Then,'" Gilbert said. "And I love songs like that. It came out of a conversation. A guitar ended up in HARDY's lap, which is usually a good sign that it's about to turn into something special. I think we all knew that as it was being written. It came to life that night."

"To have Blake Shelton and Vince Gill on the song meant so much to me. Those two brought so much to the table and gave it a voice I didn't have. We were all in separate places when we recorded, but it was a cool way for everyone to put their spin on it. They just did what felt natural and sonically you hear that.".

The track list is:
Heaven By Then with Blake Shelton featuring Vince Gill (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana, Hunger Phelps, Taylor Phillips)
Rolex On A Redneck featuring Jason Aldean (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Randy Montana, Taylor Phillips)
Miles of Memories (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Josh Phillips)
She's The One (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Taylor Phillips)
The Worst Country Song Of All Time featuring Toby Keith and HARDY (Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly)
Son Of The Dirty South featuring Jelly Roll (Brantley Gilbert, Andrew Baylis, Jason Bradley DeFord)
How To Talk To Girls (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Brian Wayne Davis, Brandon Day, Chase McGill, Josh Phillips, Taylor Phillips, Michael Ray)
Little Piece of Heaven (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Greylan James, Taylor Phillips, Cole Taylor)
Gone But Not Forgotten (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Jason Blaine, Jay Brunswick)
So Help Me God (Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly)

As the Son Of The Dirty South Tour with "Son Of The Dirty South" collaborator Jelly Roll continues tonight, Gilbert's co-headlining tour with Five Finger Death Punch kicks off Nov. 9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. and continues through Dec. 17, wrapping in Las Vegas.


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