Top 10 Brantley Gilbert Songs

Brantley Gilbert Songs

Our Top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list looks at the songs of one of the most exciting and hardest rocking country music artists to arrive on the scene in the past twenty years.  There has been a trend lately among younger male country singers to rock hard while still maintaining some of their traditional county roots. Singers such as Billy Currington and Justin Moore fit right into that category with Brantley Gilbert.

Brantley Gilbert released his first album in 2009 entitled A Modern Day Prodigal Son. Gilbert would follow up that album in 2010 with the smoking album Halfway to Heaven. It would be four years before Brantley returned to the studio and released a new album. However in 2014 Brantley released the album entitled Just As I Am. Another three years will pass before Brantley Gilbert released another record. Yet in 2017 Brantley Gilbert returned with a phenomenal album entitled The Devil Don’t Sleep Brantley Gilbert’s most recent album called Fire & Brimstone was released in 2019.

Our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list presents ten of Brantley Gilbert’s hardest rock country songs along with a handful of his stunning ballads.

# 10 – Hell On Wheels

We open up our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list with the scorching song entitled “Hell On Wheels.” The songs opening instrumental section sounds like The Allman Brothers Band. We opened this list with this one to show how Brantley Gilbert stands as one of the hardest rockers of the new breed of country music artists of the 2010s. The song was released on the album entitled Halfway to Heaven. It was the album’s  opening track. It was never released as a single. It should have been because this is one rocking song.

# 9 – One Hell of an Amen

Continuing with our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we take a listen to a great tender ballad entitled “One Hell of an Amen.” The song was released on the album entitled Just As I Am. The album was released in 2013. It was the third single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number five. The song also was a number one hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts. The song also crossed over into the pop world hitting the number forty four spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number sixteen. The song “One Hell of an Amen,” was composed by Brantley Gilbert, Mike Dekle and Brian Davis.

# 8 – Small Town Throwdown

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we present the  swinging rocking song entitled “Small Town Throwdown.” The song also features Brantley Gilbert’s fellow country rockers Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. This one is fun! The song was released on the album entitled Just as I Am. The album was released in 2013. It was the second single released from the album.

The song  “Small Town Throwdown,”was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number thirteen and on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number eight. “Small Town Throwdown,” was a crossover hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty seven. Up North, “Small Town Throwdown,” hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number twenty four. The song “Small Town Throwdown,” was composed by Brantley Gilbert, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson.

# 7 – More Than Miles

In the number seven position on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list is one of his most popular songs entitled “More Than Miles.” The song was released on the album entitled Halfway to Heaven. The album was released in 2010. The single was not released until 2012 as it was the seventh and single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number twenty one. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number seven. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number seventy three. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number thirty three. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert and John Eddie. Do you remember John Eddie?

# 6 – What Happens in a Small Town

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we present the terrific ballad “What Happens in a Small Town” The song also featured Canadian Country music singer Lindsay Ell in an exceptional performance. The song “What Happens in a Small Town” was released on the album entitled Fire & Brimstone. The album was released in 2019. It was the first single released from the album.

The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number seven. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty three.  The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number fifteen. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, and Josh Dunne.

# 5 – The Weekend

Man does this dude rock. At the halfway point on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list is another killer rocking tune entitled “The Weekend.”  The song was issued on the album entitled The Devil Don’t Sleep. The album was released in. 2016. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number nine. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number seven.  The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty four. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number eighteen. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert and Andrew DeRoberts. This was another big time platinum selling single by Brantley Gilbert.

# 4 – Country Must Be Country Wide

At the number four spot on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we present the dark sounding lowdown country rock song “Country Must Be Country Wide.” This one has a Charlie Daniels Band feel to it.The song was released on the album entitled Halfway to Heaven. The album was released in 2010. It was the fourth single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts peaking at number seven. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford and Mike Dekle. This was Brantley Gilbert’s first platinum selling single.

# 3 – You Don’t Know Her Like I Do

Moving along on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we present the lively rocking song entitled “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” The song was released on the album entitled Halfway to Heaven. The album was released in 2010. It was the fifth single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number one. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty nine. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number six. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert and Jim McCormick

# 2 – Kick It in the Sticks

Just of the top spot on our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list we celebrate the song entitled “Kick It in the Sticks” This was Brantley Gilbert’s first single release of his career and it remains one of his signature songs. This song showed the world that Brantley Gilbert was not your traditional country artist. He sounded more like a cross between Molly Hatchet and Lynyrd Skynyrd than a George Strait or Billy Ray Cyrus.

The song “Kick It in the Sticks” was released on the album entitled Halfway to Heaven. The album was released in 2010. It was the first single released from the album. When the song was first release has failed to break into any of the music charts. However after Brantley Gilbert celebrated two number one singles from the album, his record company re-released the song and it broke into  the top 30 of both the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts and US Billboard Country Airplay Charts. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip.

# 1 – Bottoms Up

We close out our top 10 Brantley Gilbert songs list with the song entitled “Bottoms Up.” This song sounds like it was released in the mid 1970s. It’s a spectacular classic rock sounding tune. “Bottoms Up” was released on the album entitled Just as I Am. The album was released in 2013. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one.

The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay Charts reaching number one. “Bottoms Up,” would become Brantley Gilbert’s first and only top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at number twenty. The song also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number three. The song was composed by Brantley Gilbert, Justin Weaver and Brett James.

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