Country-rocker Brantley Gilbert has joined the roster at The Valory Music Co., which is home to Reba, Jewel, and Justin Moore. The Valory Music Co. is part of The Big Machine label group.
At the young age of 25, Gilbert already has a list of impressive industry accolades notched on his belt. The rising star's second album – the independently-released Halfway to Heaven — reached No.1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart and No.2 on the iTunes Country chart. In addition, Gilbert is selling out 2,000+ capacity venues across the Mid-West and South-East.
“It’s so rare when an artist is able to truly build a substantial rabid fan base without any mainstream media but Brantley has done just that,” says Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “His live shows are a movement and his songwriting is nothing short of game-changing. Look no further than newly minted superstar Jason Aldean as Jason has covered multiple Brantley-penned songs including the anthemic #1 single 'My Kind Of Party.' “
Continues Borchetta, “I am thrilled that Brantley has chosen to join our family. Let me be the messenger – that rumble that you hear thundering down the road and the bright red flare that you see is lighting up the sky… Get ready… Here comes Brantley Gilbert. You have been warned.”
“Words can’t express how excited everyone in my organization is to become part of the Valory Music Co. family. Scott Borchetta and his team have the most reputable work ethic in the business. We will finally get to experience what it is we’ve prayed for, dreamed about and worked for for so long,” says Gilbert. “I sincerely feel like countless prayers are being answered, and countless blessings are in store. I take great pride in the fact that the people who have stuck with me through thick and thin—my brothers and my TRUE friends—are here with me now as we embark on this journey. We’ve got the muscle, we’ve got the Big Machine, and we’re all on a mission. It's goin’ down baby!”
Gilbert’s first single on the label will be released in April 2011 with his first The Valory Music Co. album to be released later this year.