Inspired by a USO tour that he took, Brantley Gilbert wrote “One Hell Of an Amen” based the death of a US military soldier who was like a brother to of one of his closest friends who “witnessed his loss firsthand while serving in active duty in Iraq… My friend shared the story with me to an extent where I felt like I was right there with him… And inspired me to write more than one song, including this one, about him.”
The singer also said that the song was also partly inspired by the loss of a different good friend to cancer. “One Hell Of An Amen” is the third single from Gilbert’s well-received 2014 album released Just As I Am. The song follows the #1 hit “Bottoms Up” and the Top 10 hit “Small Town Throwdown” and it showcases the softer, more vulnerable side of Gilbert’s often gruff exterior. It’s a side he’s explored through story songs on his previous two releases but nothing like it has ever hit the radio until now.