The Georgia native, who started as the defiant life-of-the-party, can still go 'til sunrise, but he’s also emerged as something far greater: the leader of a massive tribe of hard-working, fun-loving believers for whom electric guitar-shredding, rapping, and twang can go hand-in-hand. They call themselves the BG Nation, and when the BG Nation watches Gilbert on a stage, they don’t just see a star - they see themselves.
Seven No. 1 hits punctuate his career: "Country Must be Country Wide,” "You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee "Dirt Road Anthem,” "My Kinda Party,” RIAA 5x platinum-certified "Bottoms Up,” "One Hell of an Amen,” and the collaboration with Lindsay Ell "What Happens In A Small Town.” Gilbert’s landmark record Just As I Am clinched the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album.
In June 2021, Gilbert released the single "The Worst Country Song of All Time," featuring Hardy and Toby Keith, and followed it up with the promotional single "Gone But Not Forgotten" later that year. In March 2022, Gilbert and Jason Aldean released another promotional single "Rolex® on a Redneck".