FANS DEMAND BRANTLEY GILBERT
Country Rock Star Reaches #1 on Eventful as Hottest, Most Demanded Artist
Outranking Justin Bieber Three Times for the Top Spot
Nashville, Tenn. (May 23, 2011) The Valory Music Co.’s Brantley Gilbert reached the fan-requested #1 spot on Eventful as the most in-demand artist across all formats – beating out Justin Bieber.
Brantley doesn’t take the accolade lightly and praises his fans for extraordinary achievement. “Look what ya'll have accomplished! We really can't take credit for this. Thanks to each and every one of you, y’all are more than a blessing, and words can't express how much we appreciate that everywhere we go feels like home... Country Must Be Country Wide!”
“We love being able to help a great artist like Brantley connect with his fans through the Demand it! platform,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “It’s an example of how artists can utilize social media to drive awareness and ticket sales for their live performances.”
Brantley has a Top 35, and rising, hit with, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” He is on Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour throughout July. For show dates and information, brantleygilbert.com. Fans can also “DEMAND” Brantley at eventful.com.
About Brantley Gilbert: At the young age of 25, Gilbert already has a list of impressive industry accolades notched on his belt. The rising star’s second album – the independently-released Halfway to Heaven -- reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart and #2 on the iTunes Country chart.
Gilbert’s current single on The Valory Music Co, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” is a Top 35 hit and rising. In addition, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN, has spent 61 weeks on the Top 75 Country Albums Chart. Gilbert’s first album, A MODERN DAY PRODIGAL SON, has also spent 35 weeks on the Top 75 Country Albums Chart.
Also a celebrated songwriter, Gilbert most recently penned, “My Kinda Party,” the hit title track to superstar Jason Aldean’s latest album as well as his latest single, “Dirt Road Anthem.”
Brantley Gilbert is part of the Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour coming to Sparta June 11. For show and ticket information, log on to www.countrythrowdown.com, or www.extremetix.com, or www.bordernorth.com