12-Year-Old Fan Nails Jelly Roll’s Verse On “Son Of The Dirty South” With Brantley Gilbert In Milwaukee

“It feels like a really good feeling to see all the fans cheering for you and the band,” Brady said.

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Posted on August 11, 2023

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Brantley Gilbert, 12-Year-Old Brady; Photo Courtesy of TikTok

Brantley Gilbert and Jelly Roll released their duet “Son Of The Dirty South” last year, and Gilbert has been bringing the song on the road with him ever since.

During a recent show in Milwaukee as part of Nickelback’s Get Rollin’ Tour, Gilbert found a new duet partner, recruiting a 12-year-old fan named Brady from the sold-out crowd to sing Jelly Roll’s verses of the song.

The 12-Year-Old Is A Big Fan Of Gilbert And Jelly Roll’s “Son Of The Dirty South”

Brady’s dad Dave revealed that the special moment came about after Brady and Dave attended a Q&A and performance that was included in Gilbert’s VIP ticket packages.

“At the end of the Q&A, Brady asked Brantley if he could show [Gilbert] his practice video he had on his phone,” Dave recalled to Music Mayhem. “He told Brantley how he loved the song ‘Son Of The Dirty South’ and could help him sing Jelly Roll’s part.”

Gilbert was all in, even inviting Brady and his dad Dave to spend some time with him before the show, giving Brady advice and talking “about all kinds of stuff” with them. When it was time to perform, Brady and his dad made their way backstage where Brady received in-ear monitors before joining Gilbert on stage.

In videos shared on his social media accounts, Brady absolutely nails the song, displaying impressive confidence and earning a “crushed it!” comment from Gilbert.

Watch Brady Steal The Show Below

Brady, who goes by @metalbrady or @breakstuffbrady on social media, began singing at a young age and plays the drums as well. He has a diverse taste in music including 2000s country and lots of rock and metal. He even previously performed Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” with the band at a concert after lead singer Fred Durst spotted Brady in the crowd holding a sign.

“It feels like a really good feeling to see all the fans cheering for you and the band,” Brady told us. “It gives you shivers down your spine when you see the crowd for the first time! For me, it’s easier [to sing] in front of a crowd, but for other people maybe not. The best part of a concert is that everyone is happy and free — it’s like a big family.”

“What a special night thanks to Brantley Gilbert and all his people for sharing their stage with me,” he added.

Jelly Roll Recently Joined Gilbert In Nashville

Gilbert recently had an online stage moment of his own when he and Jelly Roll performed “Son Of The Dirty South” during Nickelback’s show in Nashville earlier this month.

The song was originally released right before the two artists embarked on their co-headlining Son of the Dirty South Tour, and according to Gilbert, it won’t be the only collaboration fans hear from them.

Gilbert Has A Collaborative Project With Jelly Roll On The Way

The singer recently told us that he and Jelly Roll are working on a collaborative project together and will likely share an album or EP at some point.

“We pretty much just moved into Lee Brice’s studio for about a week, wrote a bunch of songs, recorded a bunch of stuff, and I think right now we’re just trying to figure out whether it’s an EP or a full album project, but there’s definitely something coming,” Gilbert revealed to Music Mayhem.

“It’s one of the first approaches in a while to a co-released project, a true 50-50 co-released project,” he added, further elaborating on the project he has coming out with Jelly Roll. “And if we’re going to be on the forefront of whatever the new version of that is, this thing can’t just be another album. It can’t just be an EP. It’s got to be, in my words, I’d say it’s got to be an MF-er, but it’s got to be special. It has to make a statement and it has to stand on its own two feet. So we’re not taking it lightly, man. It’s something we’re approaching very, very intentionally and I think folks will appreciate that when it comes full circle and comes out.”

Jelly Roll and Brantley Gilbert; Photo Provided
Jelly Roll and Brantley Gilbert; Photo Provided

Gilbert is currently in the midst of The Get Rollin’ Tour with one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, Nickelback. The trek continues through August 30, where it will wrap up in Belmont Park, New York at UBS Arena.

Remaining Nickelback/Brantley Gilbert Tour Dates

August

13 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater

16 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater   

18 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

19 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

22 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

24 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater

26 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

27 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

30 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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