Country music’s bad boy, Brantley Gilbert is back with another hard-hitting collaboration. Back in December, the singer-songwriter released his duet with fellow songstress, Lindsay Ell, “What Happens in a Small Town,” which was subsequently sent to country radio. Now Gilbert has joined forces with Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson, and Wilson Nelson in “Welcome to Hazeville.”
In celebration of ‘4/20,’ the singer-songwriter premiered a new song, accompanied by a cheeky video for the track. Many country singers have been vocal about their support of recreational marijuana use in the past, but none more than Willie Nelson himself. Several artists have shared stories about “..hanging down with Willie on that laid-back vibe,” and mentioned those times in their own songs, such as Brothers Osborne’s “Weed, Whiskey And Willie.” Watch the video for “Welcome to Hazeville” below. Make sure to be on the lookout for a surprise ending.
Written by Gilbert with Ford, Rodney Clawson, and Andrew DeRoberts, “Welcome to Hazeville” is a lyrically clever track that mixes genres and musical arrangements. The men clearly had a fun time recording the song, as well as, appearing as cartoons in an animated video for the track that appears to mimic the vibe of Scooby-Doo cartoons. The video, like the song, is meant to be light-hearted and fun; despite, the controversial topic. Gilbert, like many other country artists, have never shied away from telling their truth in their music.
Although Gilbert has not yet shared the release date of his next record, the recording artist will be embarking on his headlining ‘2019 Not Like Us Tour,” bringing special guests Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell along for the ride. For tickets and more information head to brantleygilbert.com.
“Welcome to Hazeville” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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