Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:15pm

Gilbert Partners with Tootsies to Celebrate October 4 Fire & Brimstone Album Release
Additional Performers to Include Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Lee Brice, Darryl Worley, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry and Payton Smith
Free Concert in Nashville on Broadway with Performances Beginning at Noon

When Brantley Gilbert started looking for ways to celebrate the release of his sixth studio album, Fire & Brimstonethe working-class kid from Jefferson, Georgia wanted to pull together a celebration for his hard-working fans. With that in mind, Gilbert has partnered with world-famous honky-tonk Tootsies ahead of their 59th birthday celebration for what is sure to be one hell of a party! 

Gilbert joins Tootsie's Orchid lounge to take over Broadway between 4th & 5th Avenue to celebrate his new album at Tootsies' 59th Anniversary Birthday Bash, a free block party on October 9 with special guests Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Jon Pardi, Darryl Worley, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, Payton Smith and more.

The man Billboard opined “Merle Haggard was known as the ‘Poet of the Common Man,’ and while some might have their opinions about comparing any modern-day star to the late country legend, one thing is for sure – Brantley Gilbert knows his audience” will headline the outdoor concert that begins at noon with Tootsies’ mainstays John Stone, Anthony Oreo and Emcee Scott Collier.
With “What Happens In A Small Town” inside the Top 10 and two arena tours across North America between now and early 2020, the man with No. 1s “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell of an Amen” – plus writing “My Kind of Party” and the CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem” – wants to celebrate the new music with the BG Nation.
“Whether serving our country, working your ass off to provide to your family, or just barely getting by but doing everything you can in the meantime to make it work, we have more in common than we are different, and we want to bring everyone together to pause and reflect on the moments that make it all worth the work,” adds Gilbert.
Previous Tootsies Birthday Bash performers include Kid Rock, Jake Owen, Travis Tritt and Jamey Johnson. This will be Gilbert’s first appearance on the Tootsie’s Birthday Bash stage.
About Brantley Gilbert
With back-to-back platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert has clearly struck a nerve. The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go ‘til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don’t just see a star. They see themselves. Six No. 1 hits punctuate his career: “Country Must be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” “Bottoms Up,” and “One Hell of an Amen.” Gilbert’s landmark record Just As I Am clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. Earning praise from the New York Times, NPR and American Songwriter, Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all of his albums. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives––rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten new father––just as he is. The highly anticipated Fire & Brimstone, out October 4 via The Valory Music Co., is Gilbert’s most mature and complex exploration of his world to date. Following this fall’s Not Like Us Tour and his Second Annual Kick It in The Ship cruise, Gilbert embarks on his Fire’t Up Tour 2020 on January 23 in London, Canada with special guests Chase Rice, Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay. For additional information, visit or follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @BrantleyGilbert and on Facebook @BrantleyGilbertMusic.