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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 25: Brantley Gilbert performs prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)

Brantley Gilbert is carving out quite a songwriting career for himself. He’s done it, he says, by surrounding himself with great songwriters and avoiding “throwaways.”

The “Bottoms Up” singer wrote 25 of the 26 songs on his latest album, something he credits in part to collaborating with other great writers. “That’s one of the upsides to writing with the writers that I write with – we don’t write throwaways,” he explains through his record label. “And this is something I’ve always been all about, and I think the majority of the people that have written with me [in] the past, I’d say five years, will tell you [is that] if we get a verse and a line into the chorus and I’m not feeling it, it’s just done. If it’s not good it’s not good.”

Sometimes it is good, though, and Brantley simply stays with it. “I’m feeling something, we’re gonna rock that thing on through,” he continues. “I don’t care if it takes 10 hours or 10 weeks for 10 months. You know, we’ll figure it out. We’ll make it right.”

The latest example is Brantley’s new single “The Ones That Like Me” written with Blake Chaffin and Bobby Pinson. The song is found on The Devil Don’t Sleep album, which is available everywhere music is sold. Stay up to date on all things Brantley Gilbert here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.