Brantley Gilbert just announced his next new single featuring Blake Shelton and Vince Gill “Heaven until then.”
And just a day later he announced that in a week we will get a brand new album to go with the new song.
The album is titled may god help me which seems pretty appropriate considering his new song mentions heaven and will be released on November 10th.
It will include “So Help Me God” along with a handful of new songs, in addition to Gilbert’s more recent releases such as “Son of the Dirty South” with Jelly Roll, “Rolex on a Redneck” with Jason Aldean, and “The Worst Country Song.” of all time” with Toby Keith and Hardy.
“It’s always taken me a little longer than most artists, especially in this genre, to get an album out, and that’s partly because I’m a perfectionist.
But we’ve been looking forward to releasing this album for a long time. I’ve been fortunate to sit with some of the best writers in the country and I feel like we’ve written some wonderful stuff.”
Considering that the “worst country song ever” is included, and that he mentions non-country country music in the new excerpt for Heaven By Then, one theme we can expect to see on the album is the kind and way country music is on the radio. . . doesn’t always sound very rural.
Ironically, by the artist singing the song “Rolex on a Redneck,” but hey, we’re all full of complexities.
And Brantley Gilbert’s discography is certainly complex. He has songs like “Bottoms Up” and “Small Town Throwdown” that are…certainly songs.
But he also has songs like “Saving Amy,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” and “A Modern Day Prodigal Son,” which are some emotional hitters.
Seriously, “Saving Amy” is grossly underrated and stands alongside “Whiskey Lullaby” and “Travelin’ Soldier” as some of my favorites sad country songs.
So, I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed that the new songs we get are more in line with his emotional tracks and less in line with his party tracks.
But I like self-loathing and sadness in my country music…
That being said, Gilbert takes a different approach in this case:
“In the past, my albums have been almost direct reflections, direct chapters of my life. Whatever I had been through since I wrote the last record would find its way onto the new album.
There’s still some of that on So Help Me God as I co-write all the songs… but I feel like this album is more of a mixtape of great songs.
We wanted to put together songs that sound good, but also songs that cover a variety of genre influences. There’s a lot of different songwriting styles on the album.”
We’ll see… Brantley’s always good for a heart-tugging one or two… but when he’s bad… he’s BAD.
may god help me Tracklist:
Heaven By Then Starring Blake Shelton Starring Vince Gill (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Jake Mitchell, Randy Montana, Hunger Phelps, Taylor Phillips)
Rolex On A Redneck starring Jason Aldean (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Randy Montana, Taylor Phillips)
“Miles of Memories” (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Josh Phillips)
“She’s the One” (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Taylor Phillips)
“The Worst Country Song Ever” starring Toby Keith and HARDY (Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly)
“Son Of The Dirty South” with Jelly Roll (Brantley Gilbert, Andrew Baylis, Jason Bradley DeFord)
“How to Talk to Girls” (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Brian Wayne Davis, Brandon Day, Chase McGill, Josh Phillips, Taylor Phillips, Michael Ray)
“Little Piece of Heaven” (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Greylan James, Taylor Phillips, Cole Taylor)
“Gone But Not Forgotten” (Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Jason Blaine, Jay Brunswick)
“So Help Me God” (Brantley Gilbert, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Will Weatherly)
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/03/brantley-gilbert-announces-next-studio-album-so-help-me-god/ Brantley Gilbert Announces Next Studio Album, ‘So Help Me God’