Brantley Gilbert is going to be putting on a unique show tonight (Friday, May 4th) in Nashville, when he takes the stage with a symphony orchestra, which will accompany him for most of his set. While Brantley and an orchestra might seem like a strange combination, he tells us it's been in the works for a long time. “We’re doing something a little bit different. We’ve got to show at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville and we’ve actually brought in an orchestra to join us for the show. Originally it was an idea to do three or four songs and it’s something we’ve talked about doing for years. But we’ve got them coming to the table and instead of playing three or four songs they’re actually going to play the majority of the set with us, which is really cool, something I’m really excited about. It’s an aspect that we’ve used in the studio but it’s not anything we’ve ever done live before. I got a couple of guys that play string instruments very well and we do use that but not an entire orchestra. So I’m trying my hand at the flute. It’s not true at all. That’s not gonna happen.”
During tonight's show, Brantley will be selling a T-shirt featuring the phrase, “I Believe In Heroism,” to honor the everyday heroes in our lives like the military and first responders, but specifically, James Shaw, Jr., the man who disarmed the gunman who killed four people in the recent Waffle House shooting in Nashville. The proceeds from the T-shirt will benefit the victims of that shooting.