If you follow CML you know about the new from Jason Aldean My Kinda Party.
Well I was listening to the New Country First channel on AOL Radio the other morning and I heard a new song I had been hearing on and off for a few weeks. The song was My Kind Of Crazyand the artist was Brantley Gilbert.
I was intrigued so I did what I always do and went to Wikipedia to do some research.
It turns out Brantley Gilbert survived a near fatal car crash back in 2005 and the event changed his outlook on life. He left for Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country artist. Five years later Brantley is starting to find success on the country charts. He’s released two albums in the past two years with the last one Halfway To Heavenfinding it’s way into the top 20 on the country album charts. Brantley also found a couple of his songs being recorded by country artists Colt Ford and Jason Aldean.
Back to the most interesting part – Brantley Gilbert has solo writing credit on Jason Aldean’s latest single My Kinda Party. The song was featured on Brantley’s debut album A Modern Day Prodigal Son. The versions of the tune are different, but Brantley gave his blessing of Aldean’s version earlier this summer on his Website: Jason Aldean releases Brantley’s song “My Kinda Party”!
This is a big step for me as a songwriter and I couldn’t have asked for a better artist to perform the song.
The song really is great. I like both versions.
Now back to the song I heard on the radio.
Brantley’s latest released was My Kind Of Crazy. It’s a great song. It’s unique and Brantley’s southern charm and rocking style come through in his vocals. There is a definite rasp in his voice that walks the line of country and rock. There may not be as much power as with Aldean’s voice, but the emotion can be felt in every word Brantley sings. I love the opening of My Kind Of Crazy. There is something about the hook, Look baby I’m a rockstar that catches my attention every time.
Check out Brantley Gilbert and his music. He seems to be a singer-songwriter on the rise in Nashville.