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Brantley Gilbert Returns To Tampa With Nickelback.  This is not the first time that Brantley Gilbert is sharing the stage with a rock band.

Last November, he was here with Five Finger Death Punch.  This time, he will be rocking out with Nickelback.

Show is coming to the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater on July 29th. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10 am. You can get tickets here.

The most recent release,  “So Help Me God” features a new song with Blake Shelton called “Heaven By Then” featuring Vince Gill.

His real full name is Brantley Keith Gilbert and is considered a “country rock” singer and songwriter from Jefferson, Georgia.  He started out with Colt Ford’s label, Average Joes Entertainment, where he released Modern Day Prodigal Son and Halfway to Heaven.  He is currently signed to the Valory division of Big Machine Records where he has released five studio albums—a deluxe edition of Halfway to HeavenJust as I AmThe Devil Don’t SleepFire & BrimstoneSo Help Me God.   Gilbert has 14 country chart entries, four of which have gone to number one.  He also co-wrote (with Colt Ford)  Jason Aldean‘s singles “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem.”


Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995.   It is consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger and drummer Daniel Adair

The name “Nickelback” originated from the nickel in change that band member Mike Kroeger gave customers at his job at Starbucks; he would frequently say, “Here’s your nickel back.

The band continues to make money and tour.  Nickelback takes a lot of pokes and are the topic of meme’s after releasing their song “Photograph”.




Are These The Best 10 Debut Country Songs Of All Time?

When you are a brand new artist and finally have a song out on the radio you only hope for the best. Some artist’s first song really jump starts their career. Are these the best 10 debut country songs of all time?

Taste of Country put together a list of the best debut country songs of all time.

  • Blake Shelton - "Austin"

    “Austin” was Blake’s first song released to radio in 2001. It also became his first #1 song. Blake now has 28 #1 songs and has gone on to be a country superstar.

  • Taylor Swift - "Tim McGraw"

    Taylor is one of the world’s biggest pop stars, but this song was released when she was on 16-years-old. It didn’t reach #1 on the country charts, but it definitely started a very special singing career.

  • Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"

    Now this was a huge song for FGL. They even did a remix version of the song with Nelly. They have 13 #1 songs in their career. Unfortunately, FGL broke up in 2022 with Brian and Tyler starting solo careers.

  • Brooks and Dunn - "Brand New Man"

    The song was released in 1991 and featured Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks who both tried a solo career before teaming up to make maybe the most successful duo in country music history. They have 20 #1 song, but this one kicked off their career.

  • Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart"

    Who doesn’t love this song? It was a big song for Billy Ray in 1992. The album that song came from is called Some Gave All. That album went 9X multi-platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200.

  • LeAnn Rimes - "Blue"

    She was just 13-years-old when this song was released. The song didn’t go #1 just it definitely put LeAnn on the map.

  • Toby Keith - "Should've Been A Cowboy"

    Yes, it was his very song song that he released to radio. It also was his very first #1 song. Toby has celebrated 20 of his songs going to #1.

  • Trisha Yearwood - "She's In Love With the Boy"

    Another song that was released in 1991 that kick started a country music career. This song went #1 and so did 4 other Trisha songs.

  • Zac Brown Band - "Chicken Fried"

    Released in 2008 it became the band’s first #1 song. 14 of their songs have gone to the top of the country charts.

  • Brad Paisley - "Who Needs Pictures"

    This is a song that you may not remember. It was the name of Brad’ first album and the song only reached #12w on ther country music charts. Brad has gone on the celebrate 21 #1 songs since his debut single.