Small Town Throwdown

Brantley Gilbert

featuring Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett

Just As I Am

May 19th, 2014

Not much to do in a small town. You bust your butt all week, get paid on Friday, cash the check and then live it up all weekend and then do it all over again. If you’re lucky there’ll be a party back in the woods with a keg and plenty of girls. Those city boys better not come around looking for trouble or there’ll be a rumble cuz this is our territory.

Did you know?

  • As of September 2, 2014 the song has peaked at number 15 on the US Hot Country Songs chart, number 67 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 97 on the Canadian Hot 100.
  • Brantley Keith Gilbert was born January 20, 1985 in Jefferson, Georgia.
  • Gilbert co-wrote Jason Aldean's singles "My Kinda Party" and "Dirt Road Anthem"
  • Brantley Gilbert originally moved to Nashville as a songwriter and was signed to Warner Chappell Publishing.
  • He won the American Country Award for Breakthrough Artist Single of the Year in 2012 and in 2013 he won the Country Music Association’s Triple Play Award (“Country Must Be Country Wide,” “ You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” & “Dirt Road Anthem”) and the American Country Music Award for Top New Male Artist.
  • It was announced in September 2012 that Gilbert was dating country music singer and actress Jana Kramer. They had kept their relationship quiet for about eight months before the announcement. The couple got engaged on January 20, 2013, which was also his 28th birthday. They split in August 2013.
  • "Don't get me wrong. There's always situations where when it gets bigger than me, it's time to go talk to mama and daddy and God," he said in a recent radio interview. "But for the most part, I feel like I'm at the age now where I've learned enough to where I can handle situations. And maybe even be the anchor in certain situations more often than not."
  • Brantley was a pretty good baseball player in high school, and he still plays competitive softball when he can. He also played football and did a little lifting.
  • He began to clean up his bad boy image after he signed with Valory Music Co. He quit drinking and made a commitment to every aspect of his craft.