Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Jeff Nelson
Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Jeff Nelson

LISTEN: Brantley Gilbert Honors Servicemen & Women With Emotion-Filled New Song, “Gone But Not Forgotten”

Brantley Gilbert shared an emotion-filled new song.

Just weeks after honoring the “13 brave American heroes [who] made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom” in Afghanistan by sharing an unreleased song that he previously wrote honoring the men and women who serve our country. Gilbert has officially released the heartfelt new song, “Gone But Not Forgotten,” that has already touched the lives of thousands.

Co-written by Gilbert alongside Brock Berryhill, Jason Blaine and Jay Brunswick in 2018, “Gone But Not Forgotten” honors servicemen and women, first responders and all those who we rely on that serve and protect, keeping us safe in our day-to-day lives.

“We shared the song thinking some folks might find healing,” Gilbert said. “It touched more lives than we ever could have imagined. Now that the song is released, I hope it helps to ease some of the pain and heartbreak for more folks out there that could use it.”

Listen to the new song below.

Gilbert will soon share a music video for the touching track, that will spotlight why supporting military members is so important. Because of his unwavering support, many fans have gifted him with various military medals, coins and ribbons as a thank you, which Gilbert proudly displays in his Dawg House in Georgia.

The Georgia native and “The Worst Country Song Of All Time” singer first shared the track on his social media platforms over the on Sunday, August 29. 

“13 brave American heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom this week,” Gilbert captioned the work tape. “In hard times like this, I always find myself turning to music. I wrote this song a while back as a tribute to all of the folks we’ve lost, both overseas and in our own communities here at home.”

Gilbert hoped the song would resonate with fans during these crazy difficult times we live in.

“Wanted to share it with y’all in hopes it might resonate with someone who needs to hear it right now,” Gilbert added.

Additionally, earlier this year, Gilbert held his inaugural trail ride with partners including Polaris, Gander Outdoors, Camping World, Brimstone® Recreation, Traeger Grills, Whiskey Jam and Appalachia Made Co., raising $75,000 to benefit ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund to support those in the entertainment industry who lost work due to the pandemic.

The country hitmaker continues to raise funds for the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music with the “Garage-full of Awesome Giveaway.” Fans who donate $10 or more will be entered to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to meet Gilbert in person for a trail-riding adventure; a RZR Trail S 1000 Ultimate in Ghost Gray, courtesy of Polaris; 2021 Heartland Fuel 362, courtesy of Camping World; and $5,000 cash. Donate HERE.

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