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Brantley Gilbert 'Bottoms Up' strikes gold

Stephen L. Betts


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Brantley Gilbert 'Bottoms Up' strikes gold

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Mar 28, 2014

Brantley Gilbert has had an eventful month, full of highs and lows. The highs first: The singer recently struck gold with his current top 10 single, "Bottoms Up," which has sold more than 740,000 downloads to date. It's the singer-songwriter's fourth gold-certified single, following the gold "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "Kick It in the Sticks," and the platinum, chart-topping "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." 

Also among the highs for the Georgia native is the kick-off of the Let It Ride tour, which also features Eric Paslay and Thomas Rhett. The trek began Thursday night (March 27) in La Crosse, Wis., and will have stopped in 22 cities by the time it wraps in Denver on May 18. One day later, May 19, will see the release of Brantley's "Just As I Am" album, which already has a smash in its first single, "Bottoms Up." The video for that hit has garnered more than 9.6 million views and the tune recently reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. (Watch the video above.)

The best news? We were just kidding about the lows ... unless you count the low temperatures Brantley endured in the video below!