Gilbert’s “Halfway To Heaven” Goes Gold

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• May 8, 2012

(L-R): Back Row—Harry Lyons, Justin Key, Kelsey Chandler, Megan Knutson, Whitney Sutton, John Zarling, Annie Ortmeier, George Briner, Jake Basden, Erik Powell, Jimmy Chapin; Middle Row—Matthew Hargis, Jimmy Harnen, Sandi Spika Borchetta, Scott Borchetta, Brantley Gilbert, Allison Jones, Kelly Rich, Brittney McKenna; Front Row—Wayne Milligan, Andrew Kautz, Nikki Burns, Seth Hellman. Photo: Chase Reynolds

Before Saturday night’s (5/5) sold-out concert at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Brantley Gilbert was surprised with a gold plaque to commemorate sales of over 500,000 copies of Halfway to Heaven. His Big Machine Label Group family, and booking agency CAA hosted a pre-show celebration for the accolade.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Brantley and are not only celebrating a gold record but that Halfway to Heaven is now officially halfway to platinum,” said Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta.

The album features the gold-certified, No. 1 hit, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” as well as his current Top 15 single, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”

Chosen for an opening slot on Eric Church’s Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, Gilbert played a rockin’ 45-minute set that had the crowd on their feet with their fists in the air.

For tour dates and more, visit Gilbert’s Facebook page.

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