(via CountryJunkieBlog): Check out the video for Brantley Gilbert’s new single “One Hell of an Amen.” It’s the third radio single off Gilbert’s American Music Award winning record Just As I Am, and our favorite track off the record. It’s a song that shows off Gilbert’s unique ability to intertwine powerful messages in seemingly simplistic lyrics. Whether Gilbert is singing about rowdy crowd in a “Small Town Throwdown” or the powerful goodbye that is “One Hell of an Amen,” it’s clear Gilbert is approaching a peak in his career.
Despite being known for his edgy style, brass knuckles, and tattoos, Brantley Gilbert has found a way to yet again show his emotional side with the release of “One Hell of an Amen” as the third single off of Just As I Am.
As much as country music has become about partying, girls, and drinking beer it’s days like these when the genres’ roots shine through. Before it was about all that, country music was about family, doing what’s right, and honoring those that have served. Nowadays songs with those messages are few and far between. Artists such as Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Justin Moore stand apart when it comes to such music. Both Moore and Gilbert have singles on radio now honoring those who have served. Justin Moore’s “This Kind of Town” includes the line, “Tie a yellow ribbon on a tree to say thank you,” a sentiment to a common southern gesture to show support for the troops. Moore’s “One Hell of an Amen” opens with a verse honoring a man who’s died in battle, “Preacher said he died too young, over there totin’ that gun, for Uncle Sam and our freedom.” Country music needs more songs with these messages. So on Veteran’s Day it’s important to remember to thank those who have given their lives for this country.
This week is highlighted by the return of Garth Brooks. His new album Man Against Machine is available for download on Ghost Tunes and can also be purchased in stores. Additionally Zac Brown Band released their first greatest hits album which includes their 14 biggest hits to date. George Strait released the deluxe version of The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium which includes bonus footage from the concert. Finally, Big & Rich released their Greatest hits album which includes a variety of songs throughout their career.