I’m in the category as mildy shocked by the move in Brantley Gilbert’s group. I’m surprised they bailed on Kick It In The Sticks already. I thought for sure it was heading to the top spot on the charts, but I guess the more you think you know the more you realize how much you need to learn.
Brantley is moving on from that song and that is kind of good news for people out in radioland because his next single is another top rate song. You’re going to love this one. It’s about life. It’s about love. It’s a great song with all you’ve come to love from Brantley Gilbert.
More Than Miles – Brantley Gilbert
The basic story of the song is a guy (presumably Brantley) and how he had to choose between his career ambitions and the love of his life back home. He was heading out to Nashville and leaving it all behind, but there was more than miles in the rearview. He was leaving everything he loved behind and in the end he knew things would never work out if he left that all behind. He needed to have both.
This song is interesting on a couple levels.
First, you have a guy that’s struggling with the decision of his career and his personal life. I think we all deal with this at some point. We have to go through life living with our decisions and we’re not always going to make the right ones. We’re going to look back sometimes and wonder how things would have been different if we’d have went down a different road.
Second, this song is another great power ballad from Brantley. He’s kind of finding his place in the hard rock country world with heavy electric guitars that sound like they’re out of a hair metal band from the late 1980s. I’m a huge fan and I think he’s doing some great things.
I’ll bet on this song going to number one, but I thought that about Kick It In The Sticks so what do I know.
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 84/100