Up-and-coming act Brantley Gilbert is headed to Roanoke. Gilbert, whose album “Halfway to Heaven” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard pop chart and at No.2 on the country chart, is called a “hot country rebel” in a civic center news release (someone please kill me now).
Kip Moore returns to the valley for the third time in a year to open the show. He opened for Eric Church in October and for Billy Currington in April. Moore’s “Something About A Truck” was a top 10 hit, and his latest, “Beer Money,” was No. 11 this week. The video for “Beer Money,” by the way, features onetime Roanoke resident Gordana Ban.
Gilbert, 27, has multiple music award nominations. The Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association both nominated him for 2012 best new artist honors, and his co-writing credit with Colt Ford on Jason Aldean’s massive hit “Dirt Road Anthem” earned them a nomination for 2011 CMA song of the year award.
Tickets start at $424.75, and as always, we’ve asked the civic center to send us the full price range. Stay tuned. Tickets are $24.75, $29.75 and $37, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 via the Roanoke Civic Center box office, HomeTownBankTix.com 877-482-8496.
Here is the video for Gilbert’s latest single, “Kick It In The Sticks,” which is No. 50 at the Billboard country singles chart, after 19 weeks on the chart. It peaked at No. 29.