Country rocker Brantley Gilbert is launching the cold-weather leg of The Ones That Like Me Tour on Feb. 1, but he'll be warming up with an orchestra in Nashville this spring.

Gilbert announced that on May 4 — for one night only — at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, he'll be performing a show with the Ones That Like Me Orchestra, led by sought-after conductor Jim Gray. The Georgia native believes having a classical orchestra behind his songs will take the focus off of image and put it back on the songs.

“There are so many great songwriters in Nashville; I think it’s easy to get caught up in what an artist stands for and maybe lose what those songs are,” Gilbert says in a press release. “Every song I write is a piece of my life, and over time, I’ve learned a lot of other people’s lives, too. That’s special, and this seemed like a very special — and different — way to present these songs. It’s the last thing people expect, I know. But I think when folks hear how these songs fill out with the classic instruments, they’re going to be surprised at what’s there."

Tickets for the May show in Nashville will be available to members of the BG Nation (Gilbert's fan club) in a pre-sale starting on Wed., Jan. 31, at 11AM EST and will go on sale to the public on Fri., Feb, 2, at 11AM EST. For more information on this concert and the rest of Gilbert's tour, visit or

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