Country music star Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber Cochran Gilbert welcomed their first child, son Barrett Hardy-Clay, into the world last November. Despite his tough exterior, Brantley is totally a big ol’ teddy bear when it comes to his baby boy.
“He seems to dig ‘Jesus Loves Me’ pretty good,” the artist shared with PEOPLE about the songs he sings to Barrett. “And I know there’s gonna be people reading this that go, ‘I cannot imagine that dude singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ to a child. That’s almost like a horror movie!’” Of course, Gilbert slips in some more rockin’ tunes when he can, “I also gotta sing him a little bit of Skynyrd.”
The couple faced fertility struggles before they were able to get pregnant and call Barrett their “miracle baby.” The family of three just wrapped up their time on the star’s The Ones That Like Me Tour, but will be on the road off and on through the fall.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to have him and Amber on the road with me, even if it means spending two hours a day loading the bus before you leave and when you get home — you gotta pick up his whole little life and move it!” he confessed. “But having the opportunity to bring them is amazing.”
When the family is back home in Georgia, Brantley especially loves his his nighttime routine with his young son. “I rock him and, my wife gets mad at me for it, but I’ll see if I can wake him up just a little bit so I can see his eyes one more time and see if I can get one more smile out of him,” the entertainer admitted.
“One of my favorite things in the world is after I get that last smile, I put him to my shoulder and he nuzzles up,” Brantley added. “Being that safe place for him, that place where he’s comfortable enough to fall asleep without a worry in the world, is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.”
Brantley Gilbert’s Remaining 2018 Schedule
06/1 BIG FLATS, NY
TAGS SUMMER STAGE
06/2 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
06/14 TUCSON, AZ
ANSELMO VALENCIA TORI AMPHITHEATER
06/16 HENDERSON, NV
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT SPA CASINO
06/17 GRAND JUNCTION, CO
06/21 CADOTT, WI
COUNTRY FEST 2018
06/22 BRAINERD, MN
06/23 OSHKOSH, WI
COUNTRY USA FESTIVAL
View more dates and stops here.
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