Country music fans gathered at the Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA, on July 8, 2023, for an unforgettable evening with Brantley Gilbert. As the sun stayed high in the sky, the stage was set for an electrifying performance, heartfelt ballads, and country-rock anthems.



The atmosphere at the Toyota Amphitheatre was buzzing with excitement as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the country superstar. The anticipation reached its peak as the band members were on stage and started to play as Brantley Gilbert took the stage.


From the very first chord, it was evident that Brantley was here to put on a show. His high-energy performance and raw, raspy vocals captivated the audience from the get-go. Opening with hit songs like “Kick It in the Sticks” and “My Kind of Party,” Gilbert set the tone, proving that he was a force to be reckoned with in the country music scene.



One of the highlights of the evening was Gilbert’s ability to connect with his fans on a personal level. Between songs, he shared intimate stories and anecdotes, giving insight into the inspiration behind his music. This genuine approach resonated with the crowd, creating a strong bond between the artist and his audience. He also threw white baseball style caps with American flags out to the crowd which was very cool.



As the show progressed, Brantley Gilbert showcased his versatility as an artist, seamlessly transitioning between heart-wrenching ballads like “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and high-octane, adrenaline-pumping tracks like “Bottoms Up.” Each performance was met with thunderous applause, showcasing the diversity of his fanbase and the universal appeal of his music.


The production of the show was still impressive even though it was still daylight. Most of the visual effects special lighting that you would normally see during a nighttime show weren’t used at this point of his stage setup. Gilbert still made sure to use the pyrotechnics because huge flames shooting in the air always add an extra layer of intensity to the already electrifying performance.




Of course, no Brantley Gilbert concert would be complete without his signature anthems. The rendition of “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “Country Must Be Country Wide“ had the crowd singing along with unbridled passion, creating a sense of unity and pride among concert-goers.


As the day drew to a close, Brantley Gilbert did his style covers of Godsmack’s “Whatever” and Collective Soul’s “Shine” which rocked hard with a little country style still added. He ended the performance with “Take it Outside” and “Read Me My Rights” leaving the audience on a high note and ensuring they would carry the memory of this incredible night with them for years to come.



In conclusion, Brantley Gilbert’s performance at the Toyota Amphitheatre was nothing short of phenomenal. His authentic stage presence, emotional connection with the audience, and powerful performances made it a concert to remember. Country music fans and newcomers alike were treated to an extraordinary night of music, making it evident why Brantley Gilbert remains a prominent figure in the country music industry. If you ever get the chance to see him live, don’t hesitate—Brantley Gilbert’s concert is an experience you won’t want to miss.







Brantley Gilbert Setlist

Kick It in the Sticks

My Kinda Party

Dirt Road Anthem (Colt Ford cover)

You Don’t Know Her Like I Do

Bury Me Upside Down

Small Town Throwdown

Son of the Dirty South

Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd cover)

A Country Boy Can Survive (Hank Williams, Jr.cover)

Country Must Be Country Wide

One Hell of an Amen

Bottoms Up

Whatever (Godsmack cover)

Shine (Collective Soul cover)

Take It Outside

Read Me My Rights

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