.@BrantleyGilbert Betrays His Home State of Georgia?


Alright, maybe he didn’t betray Georgia, per se, but he will be singing about its neighboring state of Alabama on CMT on June 27th. Country music rocking bad boy, Brantley Gilbert, will be teaming up with “Sweet Home Alabama” artist Lynyrd Skynyrd for an upcoming installment of CMT’s Crossroads.

While Brantley hasn’t had his turn to mash it up with another genre on the Crossroads stage before, Lynyrd Skynyrd is familiar with the platform, as the group appeared on a 2004 episode with Montgomery Gentry. The band has more than sixty albums and has sold more than thirty million worldwide, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classics include “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Call Me the Breeze,” “Don’t Ask Me No Questions,” “Saturday Night Special,” and “Free Bird.”

Brantley’s career is young, however, he has experienced quite a bit of success already. His third studio album Just As I Am was certified gold and was one of the Top 5 selling country albums of the year. Brantley’s big hits include “Bottoms Up,” “More Than Miles,” and trio (Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore) “Small Town Throwdown.”

Tune into CMT on June 27th at 10pET/PT to catch Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd on Crossroads.

Watch Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen” video

Watch Lynyrd Skynyrd perform “Sweet Home Alabama”

Author: Jen Swirsky


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