Brantley Gilbert is probably best known for writing three hits for Jason Aldean — "My Kinda Party," "The Best of Me" and "Red Dirt Anthem."
But the guy who straddles the line between country and Southern rock has a growing fan base himself.
Evidence of that is his fall "Hell on Wheels" tour, which comes to NMSU's Pan Am Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
The support bill includes two relative unknowns, Greg Bates and Brian Davis, and one guy who's done pretty fair himself, Uncle Kracker, the former Kid Rock DJ whose had huge hits with "Follow Me," "Drift Away" and "When the Sun Goes Down," a duet with Kenny Chesney.
Tickets are $20.40, $30.65 and $35.75, plus service charges, on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
In other concert news:
• Indie rockers The Jealous Sound have added a Tricky Falls stop to their fall tour at 8 p.m. Oct. 17.
Daytrader and EP's the D.A. will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10, on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at All That Music & Video, Bowie Feather's, Maria's Closet and holdmyticket.com.
• Worship music start Darlene Zschech, formerly of Australia's Hillsong Church, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Abundant Living Faith Center.
Zscech is best known for her ubiquitous song "Shout to the Lord."
Tickets are $20, on sale at the church, 532.8543 or alfc.com.
• The Garden in the Union Plaza district will celebrate its third anniversary on Oct. 6 with a set by Serbian DJ Dirty South, part of his "City of Dreams" tour.
It's the longest North American tour of his growing career, named for his new single, and will run from September through Christmas.
The birthday is turning into a nice tradition. Paul Oakenfold topped the party last year.
Tickets are $15 GA and $25 VIP for 21 and older, $25 GA for 18-20 and $500 for a table of six, with bottle service, on sale now at jandkpresent.wanttickets.com.
• Ruben Gutierrez, one of the deans of jazz piano around here, will perform with his band Case Closed for EPCC's annual Jazz at Sunset concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
The concert, which will be in the Americana Language Village at the Valle Verde campus, also will feature another local jazz piano great, Billy Townes, and the Jorge Gonzalez Trio.
It's free. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.
Townes, by the way, will team up with Albuquerque singer- guitarist-violinist Daniel Park for a free show Aug. 31 at the Network, 317 E. Mills.
Townes goes on at 6, Park at 9.
Billy will debut the video for "Can't Get You Off of My Mind," a track from his eclectic "Alchemy" album, which he released over the summer. It features singer Tony Mac.
• Connecticut indie band the Mercies play a show Sept. 1 at The Percolator.
Locals the Black Coats, Kids of Castro and Animal Spirits open the 8 p.m. show.
Jealous Mountain Duo will be there Oct. 26.
• With his At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta commitments over for the time being, guitar wunderkind Omar Rodriguez Lopez will take his eponymous band on the road for a week's worth of West Coast dates Oct. 20-28.
The tour opens in Portland and ends in San Diego. The Crypts will open.
• Splendid Sun Productions, the folks behind the Neon Desert Music Festival, bring Tycho to the Lowbrow Palace on Sept. 4. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show.
They've also added a Sept. 12 show there by Hume ($8 and $10), a freebie by Eyes Lip Eyes on Oct. 9, Mono on Oct. 11 ($8 and $10), the return of Gardens & Villa on Oct. 16 ($10 and $12), Cult of Youth on Nov. 1 ($8 and $10), El Ten Eleven on Nov. 3 ($8, $10) and Starf----r on Nov. 5 ($15 and $18).
• Death metal progenitors Napalm Death, who released new album "Utilitarian" last winter, will coheadline a fall tour with Municipal Waste.
The tour, which opens Oct. 26, will come to El Paso's House of Rock Live on Nov. 17.
Various bands are opening parts of the tour. Attitude Adjustment will play the El Paso show.