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Brantley Gilbert and Ashley Cooke, `Over When We're Sober` (Single cover courtesy of The Valory Music Co.)
Brantley Gilbert and Ashley Cooke, "Over When We're Sober" (Single cover courtesy of The Valory Music Co.)

Brantley Gilbert announces new single, 'Over When We're Sober,' featuring Ashley Cooke


Thu, Jun 6th 2024 05:40 pm

Set for release June 21; collaboration is latest taste of forthcoming album

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As Brantley Gilbert readies a new album, the multi-Platinum country rocker announces his new single, “Over When We’re Sober,” an enticing duet with Ashley Cooke. Fans can presave/pre-add “Over When We’re Sober” here ahead of its June 21 release via The Valory Music Co.

“I loved the song from the minute we wrote it,” Gilbert shared. “When it came time to find a collaborator, my producer, Brock Berryhill, suggested Ashley. I was so impressed with her writing and her voice. She’d just released a 24-track album – you don’t see many people doing that these days – and I thought that also speaks to her work ethic. It’s a special song, and I’m so thankful that she agreed to join me on it.”

“When Brantley called me about this song, I listened to the demo and it was an immediate ‘Yes,’ ” Cooke shared. “I’ve been a fan for truly so long – in fact, my Christmas present from a college boyfriend one year was a road trip to Atlanta just to see BG’s show. It’s such an honor to get to be on a song with someone I’ve admired for so long. Not to mention, one of the realest, funniest, most talented guys I’ve met on this journey so far. So thankful BG wanted me on this one!”

Over the Past two years, Gilbert has been writing and recording for his seventh studio album. “Over When We’re Sober,” written by Gilbert with Jason DeFord (Jelly Roll), Berryhill and Justin Wilson, is one of many exciting collaborations found on the forthcoming project. The Georgia native delivered the first preview with the revelry-inducing anthem “Off The Rails” earlier this year. Listen here.

Celebrating 10 years of his seven-times-Platinum-certified hit “Bottoms Up,” Gilbert will appear at the “Big Machine Pop Up” in Nashville tomorrow at noon, with the 1935 Ford Sedan from the music video onsite at Bell Bottoms Up (120 Third Ave. S.). Fans can enter for a chance to win the car, in addition to other prizes including an autographed guitar, autographed “Bottoms Up” framed poster, autographed boots worn on stage by Gilbert, an autographed “Just As I Am” CD and more. Click here for official rules and additional information on how to enter the sweepstakes.

With numerous sold-out shows since embarking on the “Off The Rails Tour,” Gilbert and his crew will continue to deliver an unforgettable experience at each stop, packing as many songs as possible into the setlist, and incorporating elevated production elements with pyrotechnics and CO2 cannons.

“We’ve had such an amazing time on the ‘Off The Rails Tour,’ ” Gilbert said. “This is my favorite show that we’ve put together, thanks to a talented lineup both in the band and behind the scenes. It’s been incredible seeing BG Nation match that energy every single night, and it only makes us more excited to get to the next city.”

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit BrantleyGilbert.com.

More about Brantley Gilbert

With a grassroots following millions strong, this multi-Platinum country rocker and Georgia native has mined a rich vein of conflict between the party and the pew on all his albums, with his music being adopted as the soundtrack to both Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world. Instead of toiling in limbo, unable to enjoy good times for fear of Judgment Day, Gilbert fully lives – rowdy friend, man of faith, devoted husband, smitten father – just as he is. 

Following his sixth studio album “So Help Me God,” Gilbert is readying a forthcoming project, giving BG Nation the first taste with “Off The Rails,” a revelry inducing anthem that embodies the kind of high energy live show he’ll bring to the “Off The Rails Tour” through the fall. Along with the new tracks, he’ll perform songs across his discography, which includes back-to-back Platinum albums and seven No. 1 hits: RIAA seven-times-Platinum-certified “Bottoms Up,” two-times-Platinum “Country Must Be Country Wide,” two-times-Platinum “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” two-times-Platinum “One Hell of An Amen,” Platinum-certified collaboration with Lindsay Ell “What Happens In A Small Town,” and two chart-toppers as a songwriter with CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party.” For additional information, visit BrantleyGilbert.com or follow him on Instagram, TikTok and X/Twitter @BrantleyGilbert and Facebook.com/BrantleyGilbertMusic.

More about Ashley Cooke

With Big Loud / Back Blocks Music country artist Cooke, it’s best to know what you’re getting into – because this emerging star is the definition of more than meets the eye. A graceful exterior matched by a casual-cool nature. Skillfully crafted lyrics and a knack for unforgettable performance. Effortless vocal beauty and a bold sense of internal grit, freely mixing it up with the boys while she rallies the girls. And most important, a passion for capturing the magic between heartbeats, each moment as unique as she is.

Still early in her journey, being herself has already served Cooke well. It has led to over 270 million global streams with chart climbing hits “Never Til Now” with Brett Young; Ryman and Grand Ole Opry debuts; national TV appearances on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and NBC’s “Today”; and tours with Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, Cole Swindell and Brett Young.

Hailing from Parkland, Florida, and moved by emotional hit makers like Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Ed Sheeran, Cooke embraces the energy of pop and depth of country, writing her first song by age 11. Cooke moved to Nashville at 18 and attended the prestigious Belmont University – but unlike so many others, she did not study music. After entering the school’s revered “Country Showcase” on a whim and winning, Cooke decided to pursue music for a year. When the pandemic had other plans, Cooke went to TikTok where she built a thriving fanbase, writing and sharing country music on her own terms.

And now, the next chapter begins with her debut album “Shot In The Dark.” Unfolding as if they were ripped from pages of her personal journal, Cooke’s sun-kissed blend of two-lane pop country is on full display in the collection’s 24 tracks, inspired by true tales of love, heartbreak and all the moments in between. Fully capturing the essence of a daring 20-something growing up, chasing her dreams and taking risks, Cooke infuses heartfelt lyrics, captivating melodies and raw relatability as she invites listeners to come along for the ride.

The striking debut has already garnered Cooke praise from Billboard, which named her the July 2023 Rookie of the Month, with additional praise pouring in from PEOPLE, American Songwriter and The Tennessean. Cooke went on to win her first CMT Award for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year at the 2024 CMT Awards before being nominated for ACM New Female Artist of the Year, adding to previous recognition as one of MusicRow’s 2023 Discovery Artist of the Year and “Next Big Thing,” as well as iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist.

Meanwhile, her award-winning single, “Your Place,” continues to take her career to new heights as she spins in the Top 5 at country radio stations nationwide.

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