Gilbert and Aldean teamed up on the just-released track “Rolex® On A Redneck” and is destined to be a hit with the superstars’ fans.
Penned by Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Michael Hardy, Randy Montana and Taylor Phillips, the song tells the story of working all week long and saving up some extra cash, only to realize you can’t take it with you when you go. Therefore, they come to realize it’s worth splurging on something – in this case, a Rolex®.
Lyrics of the hip-hop-infused track include:
Well, I’ve been working like a dog on a slow grind
A couple side hustles, doubles and some overtime
‘Cause time is money, tickin’ out here on this rural route
Can’t take it with you when you go
So I’m all about the sunup to sundown
Just tryin’ to be the Warren Buffett of this town
Yeah, this work can’t put a house out in Malibu
But let me tell you what it can do
It can put a Rolex® on a redneck
It can put some inches on your big block Chevy
It can put a Yeti on your back deck
Slap full of longnecks
Camo on your brand new Benelli
Yeah, it can put some pearl on your snap
Some gator on your boots
Girl on your lap ‘cause your paper’s to the roof
This turnin’ dirt life might not put a milli on a paycheck
But it can put a Rollie on a redneck
“Aldean was one of those guys coming up that I looked up to as he’s a great song guy,” Gilbert shares. “Back in the day, he cut a couple songs of mine, ‘My Kinda Party’ and ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ and he turned both of those into big ole hits, and I’ll forever be thankful for that. Writing a song and having Aldean cut it is one thing, and that’s something I’ll always be thankful for and is a blessing in itself, but to be able to do a song with him, well, it’s a whole other level.”
“Brantley and I go way back,” adds Aldean, a Georgia native alongside Gilbert. “This song is just a straight up a banger – it‘s cool to be part of it with him.”
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Gilbert went on to recall the day he co-wrote the song.
“We go on a writer’s retreat every year southwest of Houston, Texas, and we do a little bit of hog hunting and write a bunch of songs,” he explains. “I was actually in the other room when this one started. Taylor Phillips called me over, and he, HARDY, Brock Berryhill and Randy Montana were in the bus writing ‘Rolex® On A Redneck.’ I put my two cents on it, and it was one of those songs that when you hear it for the first time, it’s just fun.
“It’s a little outside the box – it’s a sound we haven’t really done in a while, so it was really cool to be able to jump on it,” Gilbert adds. “We’re super proud of it, and we just hope folks dig it.”
Brantley is back in the studio and looking forward to releasing new music that will be announced later this year.