It’s Here! Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell Join Forces For Sizzling New Duet [Listen]


Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell have been teasing fans with their new single, “What Happens In a Small Town,” for the past few days. But the wait is over and the new duet with the country singers has arrived.

“What Happens in a Small Town,” written by Brantley, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne and Rhett Akins, has the two friends singing about a couple who broke up but is constantly reminded of what they had from different locales around the town they live in. Because after all, “what happens in a small town stays in a small town.”

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“This song builds and burns,” Brantley said in a statement. “It really has that want for someone you can’t have, and having to live in all the places they are.”

“What happens in a small town / Stays in a small town / Every back road we’ve ever gone down / Friday night bleachers, Sunday pews / Ain’t a county line mile without a memory of you,” they sing on the chorus.

In a video on posted to Instagram, Lindsay and Brantley talk about coming together for their new duet.

“I was just leaning towards a duet,” Brantley said.  “I’d never done one. We kind of just got excited about it and I don’t think that excitement ever stopped.”

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“I was just taken aback from the song,” Lindsay adds. “I remember listening to it for the first time, and from a minute in I’m like, ‘wow, this is just something really special.’”

“What Happens in a Small Town” is available now.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.