Georgia native Brantley Gilbert largely flew under the radar until Jason Aldean began taking his songs to the top of the country charts. As a songwriter, Gilbert's greatest strength is the way he gets to the heart of the matter -- or rather, brings your heart into the subject matter. On A Modern Day Prodigal Son, he does this by keeping his songs relatable, imbuing them with a healthy dose of humor ("G.R.I.T.S."), nostalgia ("What's Left of a Small Town"), heartbreak ("Picture on the Dashboard") and good ol' fashioned romance ("Freshman Year"). And, oh yeah, the guy also rocks!