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One foot in mainstream, the other old-school ALBUM REVIEW Brantley Gilbert The Devil Don’t Sleep

Feb 03, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Brantley Gilbert is going to be a mainstream country star, and the proof is in his new album, “The Devil Don’t Sleep.”

He resonates with young country fans, and not just because he sounds almost exactly like fellow Georgian Jason Aldean, who had huge hits with Gilbert’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party.” His songwriting style is exactly what the under-30 country fan likes — with shades of hip-hop (he WAS one of the progenitors of the “hick-hop” genre), Southern ...