Brantley Gilbert announces third album, "Just as I Am"
Good news, Brantley Gilbert fans: The long-awaited follow-up to the singer’s Halfway to Heaven album is on its way. Titled Just as I Am, the collection is due May 19 and contains lead single “Bottoms Up,” which recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and has racked up more than 650,000 downloads.
Amazingly, Halfway to Heaven was originally released four years ago on March 16, 2010. The deluxe reissue of the album (from Brantley’s current label Valory Music Co.) with hits “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “More Than Miles” arrived in September 2011.
“I have always said that each of my albums has told a story . . . my story, and this album is no different. This one picks up where Halfway to Heaven left off,” said Brantley in a release. “I have gone through a lot the past few years . . . a lot of highs and lows and all of that is reflected in this project. My fans know I'm a straight shooter so I didn't leave anything out. I think there is something for everyone—from my party side to the gentler stuff. I can’t wait to share this new music with the BG Nation.”
Presumably, Brantley will be playing some of the new tunes from Just as I Am when he heads out on the Let It Ride Tour beginning March 27 with Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay.