After seven days of voting, Brantley Gilbert‘s fans proved what the singer already knew: His supporters are the most passionate in all of country music. The BG Nation took over 35 percent of reader votes in a week-long readers poll, easily topping second and third place finishers Taylor Swift‘s Swifties and Scotty McCreery‘s McCreerians.

After a record-setting number of votes for a single Taste of Country poll, Jason Aldean‘s Aldean Army finished fourth, followed by Lauren Alaina‘s Alainers and Carrie Underwood‘s Care Bears. It’s the second time in recent months that the ‘Kick It in the Sticks’ singer’s crowd has voted him No. 1. In June, Gilbert was named country music’s most eligible bachelor. He talked to Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson about the honor.

The six nominees for the most passionate fans in country music were chosen based on response to artist features on Taste of Country, live shows and general support or defense of their beloved music star.

Since he debuted with ‘Country Must Be Country Wide,’ it’s been clear the BG Nation will follow Gilbert to any city, in any country, at any time. In return, the singer treats each fan like a friend, fully appreciating their loyalty.

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