Country star releases hit new album

Olivia Polston

On May 19, rising country music star Brantley Gilbert released his third album, Just As I Am. The singer is currently on his Let It Ride tour, performing hits from his previous album Halfway to Heaven. Halfway to Heaven had several hits such as “Kick it in the Sticks” and “Country Must be Country Wide”. While on tour he had been releasing new singles to lead up to his newest album’s release, such as his latest hit “Bottoms Up”.

The album has 11 new songs, including “Bottoms Up” and “Small Town Throw Down” which features country music stars Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. This album includes more than his typical southern rebel self, though, with songs like “My Faith in You”, which is actually about never losing his faith in God – not something many artists sing about anymore.

Don’t worry though, Gilbert made many new songs about love and girls and glorifying the old days, just like in Halfway to Heaven. Songs such as “17 Again” and “That Was Us” are very relatable and many people should enjoy them.

Even if you’re not a country fan, this album relates to a lot of different people and isn’t your typical country CD. It’s a good mixture of rock and country, and doesn’t just talk about girls and trucks and dogs.

Just As I Am continues to show Gilbert’s growth as a singer and song writer, and shows how far he’s come since his first album.

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