Tickets will finally go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. for the "Let It Ride Tour" featuring Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. The show hits the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City April 12, so it's time to study up on the trio of artists.

Here's everything there is to know about the three country stars.

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Brantley Gilbert  Was born and raised in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens city limits and credits that upbringing and small town influence toward allowing him to cultivate his unique sound. Gilbert’s taste in music always swayed toward a southern country rock feel, but his true-to-life testimony of heartache, trials, triumph, and success found a home in country music.

Gilbert’s career began on the stage: Night after night, he played acoustic sets at various venues in his hometown and slowly began to notice familiar faces in the crowds. Gilbert soon realized that his acoustic shows — however intimate — didn’t satisfy his audience’s thirst for his rock-infused country music.

“We went from these acoustic shows to a bona fide Country-Rock-Soul show that is wide open,” says Gilbert. “Even when we play a ballad, it’s high energy.” While on the road the past five years, Gilbert has built his brand through his compelling lyrics and dynamic live show – a combination that attracted a strong underground band of believers who shared Gilbert’s passion for life and music; pretty soon his following had taken on a life of its own. As Gilbert tells it, “[W]e don’t have fans, we have friends. I like to think that those people in the crowd are just like me. They listen to the songs, they get the meaning and get the purpose and they get something out of it.”

In August 2010, Brantley’s song “My Kinda Party,” became a #1 smash for Aldean, as well as the title track to Jason Aldean’s platinum-selling album. The superstar’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” was also written by Gilbert. “It’s an honor that someone like Jason would want to record one of my songs,” says Gilbert. “It’s a big step for me as a songwriter and I couldn’t have asked for a better artist to perform the song. After all, he is a Georgia boy!”  As tour dates multiply throughout the South, Gilbert’s fan base continues to expand. Because of that he continues to sell out venues throughout the country – proof that the BG Nation is relentlessly growing.  Gilbert is currently in the studio with award winning producer Dann Huff working to finish his first album on The Valory Music Co. for a late summer release. “I’ve realized that life can be very short, and everyone should take advantage of it,” says Gilbert. “If you’re gonna live, do something with it. Make it great.”

Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett - Watching father Rhett Akins work as an artist and hit songwriter, music has always been a part of 23-year-old Thomas Rhett’s life. The Valdosta, GA, native spent his high school years dabbling in songwriting and playing in a band with friends.

Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI while still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, and shortly thereafter, signed a record deal with The Valory Music Co. The talented singer has scored two Top 15 hits – the poignant “Beer With Jesus” and debut single “Something To Do With My Hands” – both of which are on his debut album, IT GOES LIKE THIS, out now. The project also features Thomas Rhett's new single, “Get Me Some Of That,” as well as the multi-week #1, “It Goes Like This,” which has been certified PLATINUM for sales of over 1 million downloads.

With his first-time #1 holding the top spot for three weeks on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, Thomas Rhett ties Miranda Lambert for the record set three years ago with "The House That Built Me. As a gifted songwriter, he has penned Florida Georgia Line’s two-week #1 “Round Here” and two Jason Aldean cuts, including the Top 15 smash “1994.” He recently wrapped his opening slot on Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN TOUR and was a part of the first- ever Country concert at Fenway Park in Boston. He has made national television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Queen Latifah Show and FOX’s American Country Awards.

Eric Paslay
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Eric Paslay -  EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay released his self- titled debut album on February 4. The album features his Top 10 single “Friday Night” which was chosen by ESPN for use in their weekly ESPN College Football Primetime broadcasts this past fall.

In the last year, Eric has co-penned three #1s singles including "Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen) and “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft). Paslay was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song, for ACM Song Of The Year and CMA Song Of The Year for his hit "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."


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