OFFSTAGE: Brantley Gilbert’s Black-on-Black Wedding Plan

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There are bridal magazines to peruse, department-store registries to fill out, hors d’oeuvres to sample, venues to visit, bands to book and invitations to engrave. But one wedding detail Brantley Gilbert has already thought through is the colors. He is engaged to another country singer, Jana Kramer , and is in the thick of the planning stages of the wedding. “I think wedding colors are probably the next big thing because you know I’m going for black on black, and I doubt she’ll do that,” he told CMT Radio. “She’s trying to sneak something bright in there.” Maybe Gilbert and Kramer could learn the art of compromise before they are even husband and wife and go with black and pink. Or black and turquoise. Or black and champagne. Anything other than Gilbert’s black-on-black idea.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.