June 23

There’s A Light In Every Fight in Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell Of An Amen”

Renowned for his nationalism and true-to-life songs, Brantley Gilbert’s ‘One Hell of an Amen’ track is genuine and overwhelming, somewhat inspired by two fallen warriors. Gilbert composed the song with Brian Davis and Mike Dekle. 

This track of the singer was on a different level. It was very special to him. It is based on a real story about the death of an American military soldier. Dekle has a friend named John Greene, an Army Ranger who came home many years ago after witnessing a friend (Jon) get bombed while in a Humvee. The other story is about Kory, Gilbert’s friend, who lost the fight with cancer while fearlessly telling the doctors to “bring it on.” 

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Just like some of Brantley Gilbert’s songs, the trio worked their best not to be over decorative with it. It was a song that merely wanted us to see the situation positively and, probably, gives some healing time. Though it’s a song about death, it’s also about the resolution, attitude, and spirit the two had for what they were enduring. 

The music video for the song begins in an old chapel, where the band plays the song. Splitting scenes between an abandoned chapel and graveyard, Shane (MV director) added realistic elements into the arrangement of the film, utilizing images and keepsakes from Jon and Kory’s families. The video ends with the words: “In honor of Jon and Kory, and all those who have fought the good fight.” 

On the 37th week after its release, “One Hell of An Amen” by Brantley Gilbert reached No. 1 spot on the Country Airplay and Mediabase Country Songs Chart. It earned the Gold certification by RIAA. 

Let’s take a look at the bravery of the two boys in Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell Of An Amen” below.


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