Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell are nominated for a CMA for Musical Event of the Year for their now chart topping single “What Happens in A Small Town.” The song hit number one on the country charts this CMA week.
Brantley says, “I want to give the fans a lot of credit for the life of this song. From the beginning, they shared it, streamed it and called up radio to hear it. I’ve been there — drivin’ around home seeing all the people and places that I used to avoid to keep from thinkin’ about the one that got away. I think we all have that person, those people, those places… and this song.”
Lindsay adds, “I have dreamed of having my first No. 1 since I was a little girl. It honestly feels surreal, and to be able to celebrate it during CMA Awards week in Nashville makes it even more special. I’m honored Brantley, Scott Borchetta and Jon Loba asked me to be a part of this song. From the minute I heard ‘What Happens in a Small Town’ for the first time I knew it was a hit that would connect with people, and now it’s changing my life as an artist. I’m beyond grateful.”
Gilbert wrote “What Happens In A Small Town” with Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill and Josh Dunne.