Brantley Gilbert Dedicates Emotional Track, ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ To American Servicemen and Women

Country hitmaker Brantley Gilbert has never been one to hide his patriotism and his new song, “Gone But Not Forgotten,”…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 19, 2021


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Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Country hitmaker Brantley Gilbert has never been one to hide his patriotism and his new song, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” takes his support of the military to the next level. 

After sharing a clip of the song on Instagram in late August following the attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 13 members of the United States’ military, fans begged the Georgia native to release the full song. 

“We shared the song thinking some folks might find healing,” Gilbert shares. “It touched more lives than we ever could have imagined. Now that the song is released, I hope it helps to ease some of the pain and heartbreak for more folks out there that could use it.”

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Out now, “Gone But Not Forgotten” was co-written by Gilbert alongside Brock Berryhill, Jason Blaine and Jay Brunswick.

The emotional track was originally penned in 2018 but seemed to take on new meaning this year. The collaborators co-wrote “Gone But Not Forgotten” in an effort to honor servicemen and women, first responders and all those who we rely on that serve and protect, keeping us safe in our daily lives.

Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Gilbert will soon release a music video for “Gone But Not Forgotten” that will honor his very own family and loved ones who have served. 

Fans have long felt compelled to thank Gilbert for his longtime support of the military and have often gifted him with military medals, coins and ribbons as a thank you. Gilbert displays those gifts in his man room, aka “Dawg House,” at his home in Georgia. 
Click above to listen to “Gone But Not Forgotten.” 

Fans can catch gilbert on the road throughout the remainder of 2021. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.