Latest Apple Music Ad Stars Country Singer Brantley Gilbert

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has shared a new 60-second black-and-white Apple Music ad starring chart-topping American country singer Brantley Gilbert.

    According to publicity firm Big Hassle, the ad was shot over two days near the small village of Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. The video captures Gilbert on a motorcycle ride through the heart of rural America, while he praises the small town ethos that has helped him in his songwriting career.
    The commercial features snippets of Gilbert's latest single, The Ones That Like Me, plus country and rock classics such as Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf.
    The ad debuted on NBC's pre-race show for NASCAR's annual Brickyard 400, sponsored by Gilbert and his label, on Sunday.

    Gilbert has released three studio albums since signing with Big Machine Records in 2011, with four chart-topping singles such as Bottoms Up. He also wrote country singer Jason Aldean's popular singles My Kinda Party and Dirt Road Anthem.

    Article Link: Latest Apple Music Ad Stars Country Singer Brantley Gilbert
  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
  3. Zirel Suspended


    Jul 24, 2015
    Wants to sell your a subscription to AM
    To make money, like every business
  4. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
  5. Zirel, Jul 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017

    Zirel Suspended


    Jul 24, 2015
    This ad will be effective.

    People want to hear these songs, the radio isn't always playing them, obviously they can't. Enter Apple Music that has all the music you know and you don’t need to purchase each song to listen or pre-download (pirate) and sync and all that work.

    Playing the same pop stars ad nauseum, that’s what people don’t need, and what the radio has to offer.

    Apple just needs to make other radio stations other than Beats 1 that focus on specific genres.
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    While reading this, I was listening to Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Pandora. It played randomly on the Thumbprint station.
  7. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    That Apple shoving country music down our throats! Fire Tim Cook!

    (This is sarcasm, for the sarcasm impaired. Apple Music expanding their reach is always good.)
  8. Nunyabinez, Jul 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017

    Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Not really a country music fan, but the dude has back-to-back platinum albums, so obviously there are plenty of fans out there.

    Good for Apple to reach out to people who listen to whatever genres people enjoy.

    Is there a Foo Fighters ad? ;-)
  9. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
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  10. WRChris macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2016
    I just had a mild heart attack...Apple and a genre other than rap? This can't be right. Maybe they do monitor these threads
  11. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
    I wonder, when can we hear Indian music genre like Bihu.
  12. rbramseyjr macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2017
    *sits back and watches the reaction to this commercial vs reactions to rap / hip-hop apple commercials* [​IMG]:rolleyes:
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    They featured Taylor Swift in their ads previously. Don't act like that. You only hear about JayZ and rap more because more people are listening to that genre. Plus JayZ and other rappers have all tried to steer consumers towards their own app Tidal.
  14. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    They're live-streaming an Arcade Fire concert this Friday.
  15. michaelant macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2006
    Alright. This has to be a stage name, right? There's no way someone is just randomly named "Brantley Gilbert" from birth, and they just happen to turn out to become a country music singer. I'm going to check. His real name is probably something like John Stevensford.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 25, 2017 ---
    Well, I'm wrong. His real name is actually Brantley Gilbert. He's a real country music legend singer guy.
  16. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I do like some country music, but I'll admit to the "who" bit - I'd never heard of his music (loosely put, I wouldn't call what he puts out "country music"). Chicks dig him, and that's really all that matters sometimes - my SO likes him and she outranks me 2 black belts to zero.

    The only time I'd even heard of Brantley was his engagement to another country "singer", again because my GF was talking about it with her friends. That "singer" was married or engaged several times for 1-3 months, was cheated on, and was on Dancing with the Stars - yep, sounds like the basis for another country music song…

    Oh, yeah - Gilbert. Gawd, he sounds boring and derivative. I hope he's stashing some of that cash, he's going to need it in a year or so when nobody recalls who the heck he is.
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I like country music but I never heard of him before, either. He looks more like a hip-hop performer. But then I tend to listen to older country stars. Dolly, Waylon, Tammy, Patsy, Loretta, Willie. To me Garth Brooks is still that "new kid"! Though actually he's older than me.

    And I will never listen to Billy Ray Cyrus. I found him appalling even before he sent Miley out into the world.

    Hmm...Billy Ray Cyrus and Jony Ive...separated at birth? Lol. The things I find when I have insomnia!

    IMG_0332.JPG Jony

    IMG_0333.JPG Billy
  18. Keane16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2007
    Sounds like you don't pay attention. Or don't use Apple Music.

    Plenty of variety at the Apple Music festival last year:

    Sia performed at last years iPhone Keynote:

    Etc, etc.

    I like the Beats 1 shows. There's plenty of different types of music covered by the various presenters, not 100% coverage (never will be) but it should cover a decent percentage of tastes: I'm hoping like others have said that there are further Beats stations with more diversification.
  19. Will.O.Bie macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2016
    Something other than Hip Hop and Rap, yay!
  20. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Not a country music fan at all, but the ad was beautifully shot (I'm a sucker for black & white).
  21. travisjaymoore macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2014

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