Friday, August 10th
Venue: Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza at Musikfest
Gates: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:00 pm
Starting as a songwriter in Nashville, Gilbert launched his singing career in 2009 with the album “Modern Day Prodigal Son.” In 2011 he joined forces with all-star country producer Dann Huff to release “Halfway to Heaven” featuring singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” which both went to number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. As part of his tour that year, Gilbert played Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical.
Gilbert was named Top New Male Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, and in 2014 won the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for “Just As I Am.” He’s now one of only four country artists with back-to-back platinum certified albums among greats like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
With 2017’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep,” the songwriter again worked with Huff to capture the slow burn of electric guitars, crashing drums and acoustic flourishes that define the heavy country fused with hard rock edge of Gilbert’s musical attack. Hits from the album include “It’s About To Get Dirty,” “Bullet In A Bonfire” and “Tried To Tell Ya.”