Brantley Gilbert is a man whose artistic abilities were revealed at a very young age and he pushed hard to live his dream. Today he is widely known as the enigmatic American who is a professional county singer, record producer, and songwriter. His early body of works, including Halfway to Heaven and Modern-Day Prodigal Son were released as a signatory to Average Joes Entertainment, a record label owned by Colt Ford. He has since moved on to release three studio projects including: The Devil Doesn’t Sleep, J As I Am, and Halfway to Heaven (the deluxe edition).Brantley is also a credited songwriter on two of Jason Aldean’s singles, Dirt Road Anthem and My Party A Bit. Read on for more interesting facts.
Brantley Gilbert bio
Brantley Keith Gilbert was born in Jefferson, Georgia, USA on January 20, 1985. He grew to love music and deciding he wanted to write songs and sing for the rest of his life, Brantley moved to Nashville to start out as a songwriter and, luckily for him, Warner Chappel Publishing signed him. After some time, he then signed a music recording contract with independent label Average Joes Entertainment in 2009. With the label, his named debut album, Prodigal Son of Modern Times, was released the same year.
Brantley Gilbert left Average Joes Entertainment in 2011 to join one of Big Machine Records’ divisions “Valory Music Co.” Through the label, he reissued his album Halfway to Heaven. The album was produced by ace producer, Dann Huff, it had new songs as well as bonus tracks. With the album, Brantley Gilbert recorded a milestone in his career as his first set of singles including; You don’t know her like I do, and The Country Must Be National reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Song chart.
Two other singles from the album did quite well on a different chart (Country Airplay chart). More Than Miles peaked at number 7 while, Kick the Stick peaked at number 34. Brantley’s second album with Valory was released in May 2014, and it was titled, Just As I Am. A good number of songs from this album also performed well. The song Bottoms Up, the album’s lead single peaked at number one, while the second single Small Town Dismantling became her fourth number-one single of 2015 . He also wrote songs for established artists like Jason Aldean and Colt Ford.
His Wife – Amber Cochran
Brantley Gilbert has been out of the dating scene for quite some time now as he has been married several times. His first marriage was to someone he called his crush, Jana Kramer, an equally famous country music actress and singer whom he met at the 2012 CMT Music Award which took place in June 2012. The following year, on January 20, 2013, which was also his 28th birthday, he proposed to Jana. Unfortunately, this romance was not to last long as the pair soon separated in August 2013 via divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Shortly after his first divorce, Brantley Gilbert found love in the arms of Amber Cochran, a school teacher in Georgia. He revealed during an interview session that Amber inspired him to write some of his most cherished songs (More Than Miles, You Don’t Know Her Like I Do and a few others). Brantley and Amber tied the knot in June 2015 in a quiet ceremony at her residence. Unfortunately, during their honeymoon, on July 24, Gilbert’s grandfather passed away.
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Brantley made a wonderful announcement in 2017 while on his The Devil Don’t Sleep tour. He revealed that he and his wife Amber are expecting their first child together. Their son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert was born on November 11, 2017.
Net Worth and Accomplishments
In 2013, Brantley Gilbert had the opportunity to offer American service members who were stationed in Kuwait and Italy an eight-day tour of USO entertainment. Brantley Gilbert won the 2013 ACM Award for New Male Artist . Two years later in 2015, his dreams of performing in a big music festival like Country2Country music festival came true for him as he joined other top music artists to perform in the festival which took place. is held at the O2 Arena in London. With his skills as a musical artist, producer and performer, he is sure to smile in the bank with his whopping $15 million net worth.