Ever since becoming a father, Brantley Gilbert has shared just how much being a father really means to him and created a very personal song to dedicate to his children. Gilbert shared on Instagram, “One of these days my son and future daughter are gonna realize I’m no superhero…. When I have to tell them I’m not the man that hung the moon…. if I’ve done my job right… they’ll know to hit their knees to find the Man who did.”
Getting inspiration in the hospital room when his son Barrett was born, Gilbert sings, “Lost my breath when I saw you take your first / My whole world stopped like that / And I ain’t the cryin’ type / But I just saw your eyes / Words just can’t describe what I see / You look just like me.”
The “Man That Hung The Moon” video perfectly shows the affection the Georgia native and his family have for each other. Clips put together from time in the studio, on the road, and his personal life, fans get an inside look at the balance Gilbert keeps. The passionate video starts with Gilbert getting up on stage after stage every night to perform but you can tell on his face backstage that he is missing something. Fast forward to clips of his son walking around the tour buses and his wife Amber out on the road and in the studio. Barrett seems to love being on the road and getting ice cream with his dad and watching the shows backstage with his mom. While touring keeps the family busy, they make an effort to have uninterrupted time on the road and to enjoy each other’s company. We picked this one as one of our July Monthly picks, check it out here.
Gilbert and his wife are expecting a little girl early fall and a new album is rumored to be released about the same time. The tough country singer has turned a page, soon to be a father of two, sharing a more personal side to him in each song he releases.
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