Hard-rocking country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert releases his latest single “Hard Days,” an uplifting track penned as a reminder that difficult times do pass and we often come out on the other side strengthened by what we’ve endured.
“‘Hard Days’ is about finding and acknowledging hope in the midst of turmoil and taking the good with the bad,” shares Gilbert. “I look back on some of the harder times in my life and think about where things are now, and I’m thankful for the bad that led to the good.
“This song means a lot to me,” he continues. “It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a song that can stand on its own lyrically. Brock Berryhill, Logan Wall, Jimi Bell and Jay Brunswick gave me the opportunity to work with them, and it’s something I’m extremely proud to be a part of. I feel like all of us are in need of a little bit of healing and in need of a little bit of hope. And this song offers that.”
“Hard Days” encourages us to acknowledge the moments that tend to feel much sweeter after persevering through our own rough patches:
You would’ve never learned the words to amazing grace Never felt the chill of a pew when you lost faith Well blood sweat and tears wouldn’t mean a thing If you didn’t strike out a couple hundred times If you never hit rock bottom never cussed the sky You would’ve never known to ask the good lord why Or ever changed your life
If you never had hard days If you never had a heart break Never had more than you can take Or carried the weight Of life on your shoulders Would you feel like you earned it Would you live with a purpose Or ever known your own strength If you never had hard days
“Hard Days” follows the release of “Fire’t Up,” from Gilbert’s most recent album FIRE & BRIMSTONE (via The Valory Music Co.) released Oct. 4, 2019, and recent No. 1 “What Happens In A Small Town” with Lindsay Ell, which marked the Maysville, Georgia native’s seventh No. 1.
About Brantley Gilbert
With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert has clearly struck a nerve. The Georgia native who started as the defiant life-of-the-party can still go ‘til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don’t just see a star. They see themselves. Seven No. 1 hits punctuate his career: “Country Must be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell of an Amen” and collaboration with Lindsay Ell “What Happens In A Small Town.” Gilbert’s landmark record Just As I Am clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. Earning praise from the New York Times, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Gilbert has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all of his albums. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives––rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten new father––just as he is. Fire & Brimstone, out now (10/4/19) via The Valory Music Co., is Gilbert’s most mature and complex exploration of his world to date. His current single, “Hard Days” is available everywhere now. For additional information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com or follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @BrantleyGilbert and on Facebook @BrantleyGilbertMusic.