Brantley Gilbert opened up in an interview with Country Countdown USA about his emotional wedding ceremony to hometown sweetheart Amber Cochran, and it is pretty sweet.
“The ceremony was awesome,” Gilbert says.
“I’ll let you in on a little secret: I cried like a baby,” he admits. “She’s got a piece of my heart that nobody’s ever touched before.”
Gilbert has said in the past that Cochran almost got away because he was not ready to be committed and the couple met so early in life. The two were on-again/ off-again while Gilbert chased stardom as a country music singer and Cochran stayed a hometown girl.
All that is water under the bridge now as the couple has finally become husband and wife in a ceremony in Georgia last month.
Gilbert says they have been talking about kids already, but Cochran will have to be the disciplinarian, it seems, based on the way Gilbert treats his pitbull.
“Well, the way I treat Sylo like I love my dog, right, and he can’t do a whole lot wrong,” Gilbert says.
“Like, if he does, he does somethin’ and he’s a pitbull but he’s cute as hell, I don’t know how that works. He’s just awesome.”
Gilbert says his new wife predicts he’ll be the same softie when they have kids.
“She says I let him get away with anything, I’m just gonna be worse with kids,” he explains. “She says I’m gonna be putty.”
Gilbert and Cochran have known each other for over ten years and were destined to end up together.
“You’ll hear her in most of my songs,” he shared on the Bobby Bones radio show in October 2014 when he announced their engagement.
“She was the one who got away for about five years … I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.”
Gilbert is joining Kenny Chesney for 15 special stadium dates on The Big Revival Tour. He recently teamed up with Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd for CMT’s Crossroads, which aired June 27.
See tour dates below:
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