Brantley Gilbert 8:00 pm Friday, July 29. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets go on sale May 20 for $12.50 at The Cotillion Box Office, online @ thecotillion.com, by phone at 316-722-4201 or at the employee clubs. Tickets on the day of the show will be $15.00. For further information and to charge tickets by phone call 316-722-4201.
Brantley Gilbert knows that tomorrow is no guarantee. Just over five years ago the talented singer/songwriter was ignoring his deepest ambition of becoming a Country singer and was just going through the motions of everyday life. It wasn’t until a nearly-fatal car accident that Gilbert opened his eyes, realized the importance of living each day to the fullest, and decided to pursue his love for music as a career.
Brantley Gilbert was born and raised in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens city limits. It is that upbringing and small town influence Gilbert credits toward allowing him to cultivate his unique sound. With well-known rock bands REM and the B-52’s having roots nearby, Gilbert’s taste in music always swayed toward a rock feel, but his true-to-life testimony of heartache, trials, triumph, and success found a home in country music.
After taking the stage night-after-night Gilbert began to notice familiar faces in the crowds. A group of believers who shared his passion for life and music had developed, and pretty soon the following had taken-on a life of its own. Gilbert quickly realized that his acoustic shows — however intimate — didn’t satisfy his audience’s thirst for his rock-infused country music. In order to meet their demand, he formed a band.
“We went from these acoustic shows to a bona fide Country-Rock-Soul show that is wide open,” says Gilbert. “Even when we play a ballad, it’s high energy.”
With the fans demanding new music from Gilbert, he came to Nashville, Tennessee where he soon signed with Warner Chappell Publishing and began