Brantley Gilbert took some time to catch up with Yallwire host Stephanie Langston on the Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour in Nashville, TN, to talk about his amazing fans, his studded leather jacket and his hit music.
The country rocker recently landed the No. 1 spot on Eventful for being the most in-demand artist across all genres, beating out tons of talented and popular artists - including Justin Bieber.
Humbled by the news, Brantley claims that "the support is just amazing - I can't thank everybody enough." Considering the list was made by the people, the country star gives props to his famous leather jacket for helping create his supportive fanbase.
A title that is proving to be true, Gilbert's most recent single "Country Must Be Country Wide" has charted in the Top 40 and is rocking country music fans around the nation. Co-written by Gilbert, Colt Ford and Michael Dekle, Brantley shares how the concept of the song emerged: "Colt and I had just come off a tour and we had gone a little bit more northwest than usual, and it was just a surprise to us that there was just as many rednecks up there than there are in the South. So we figured they needed a little bit of country credit. So that's where the idea came from and we just went from there."
Brantley has been on the road on Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour all summer alongside Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Jamey Johnson and more of your favorite country artists. Although the legendary Willie "kinda rolls in and rolls out," Brantley claims that "the fellowship is really good within this crew."
Keep an eye out for the deluxe edition of Halfway to Heaven - which includes three new songs - to be released "as soon as possible!"
To hear more from Brantley Gilbert, check out this exclusive interview!