BRANTLEY GILBERT

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BRANTLEY ROCKS THE TULSA BOK CENTER!

I love country shows.  There is just nothing quite like them.  The crowd is basically all dressed the same, acting the same and everyone had a beer.  It makes for a very interesting night to say the least.  Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis, Chase Bryant and Brian Davis were all scheduled to take the stage this night!  There was absolutely NO way I wouldn’t enjoy this show.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Davis a couple weeks before the show and we talked about everything from songwriting to touring and just having a good time.  I have been a HUGE fan of his since I heard his last album “Under The Influence”.  He took the stage and the crowd went crazy.  Just him and his acoustic guitar playing songs every blue collar man in the house could relate to.  No backing band, no huge production, just a man, a guitar and a whole lot to sing about.  The highlight of his amazing opening performance was his cover of Garth Brooks “Friends In Low Places”.  He sounded great on it and had the crowd in a frenzy.  After Brian Davis was done there was a message projected on the screen saying Aaron Lewis was not able to make it due to airplane issues.  This cast a small shadow over the night as everyone was excited to see the Staind front man take the stage.  However, all was not lost.  Chase Bryant wowed the crowd with a great sounding performance and later signed autographs and took pictures with fans at his merch table.  Last but not least, Brantley Gilbert took the stage to his country rock hit “Kick It In The Sticks”.  Full of energy and tons of production, everyone immediately knew this was going to be one hell of a show from BG.  His set was filled with hit after hit but the highlights of his set came in the form of the lesser known but equally great songs such as “One Hell Of An Amen”, “My Baby’s Guns N Roses” and “Lights Of My Hometown”, the latter of which I believe will be the biggest single he has ever released.  My personal favorite part of the show was when he sang “Grown Ass Man”, such a great song with a great message and it translated amazingly live.  The show ended with “Country Must Be Country Wide”.  Talking back and forth with the crowd, running around like a mad man and still sounding spot on with his vocals, this is not a show to be missed.  Get your tickets!!!   David Rader

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