Brantley Gilbert will release his much-anticipated fifth studio album, Fire & Brimstone, on October 4.
Announced Friday (August 2), the 15-track album finds Gilbert collaborating with a number of country music’s finest, including Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson and Colt Ford. Fire & Brimstone also includes “What Happens in a Small Town,” his Top 15-and-climbing collaboration with Lindsay Ell.
A lot has happened since Gilbert released his last album, 2017’s The Devil Don’t Sleep. Those changes, including his life as a husband and father, will be reflected throughout the personal new album. Gilbert, who wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, feels like he truly takes things to the next level with this record.
“I know it sounds crazy, but never did I once bring a lyric sheet into the studio with me,” Gilbert says regarding the recording process for the new album. “I feel like I am at this stage in my career where I am confident enough to let the music take me where it’s meant to go, no matter how down and dirty that might be. There is no doubt that this is the album that allowed me to grow up musically.”
Also included on the album is the emotional track, “Man That Hung the Moon,” which Gilbert wrote for his son and his daughter, who is due in September. He recently released a personal new music video for the song that showcases his wife and son, Barrett. Watch it HERE.
Following the October 4 release of Fire & Brimstone, Gilbert will set sail for his Second Annual Kick It in the Ship cruise. Joining the hitmaker on the high seas will be Chase Rice, LANCO, Diamond Rio, Tyler Farr, Danielle Bradbery, Jon Langston, Colt Ford, Tyler Rich, SixForty1, Trea Landon, Sam Grow, Tyler Braden, Brian Davis, Tyler Booth and more.
Fire & Brimstone Track List:
1. “Fire’t Up” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brandon Day, Justin Weaver)
2. “Not Like Us” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Amy Wadge)
3. “Welcome To Hazeville” (featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rodney Clawson, Andrew DeRoberts, Colt Ford)
4. “What Happens In A Small Town” (featuring Lindsay Ell) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne)
5. “She Ain’t Home” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Justin Weaver)
6. “Lost Soul’s Prayer” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts)
7. “Tough Town” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Blake Chaffin, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
8. “Fire & Brimstone” (featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss) (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
9. “Laid Back Ride” (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
10. “Bad Boy” Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
11. “New Money” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Brandon Day)
12. “Breaks Down” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Jaida Dreyer, Josh Mirenda, Justin Weaver)
13. “Man Of Steel” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Cole Taylor)
14. “Never Gonna Be Alone” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Erik Dylan)
15. “Man That Hung The Moon” (Written by Brantley Gilbert)