Country-rocker Brantley Gilbert is giving thanks to all of the “amazing women” in his life this Thanksgiving.
The “She’s The One” singer recently caught up with Big Machine Label Group to discuss who he will be honoring this holiday season. On the heels of releasing his 10-track album “So Help Me God,” the powerhouse vocalist embarked on his co-headlining tour with Five Finger Death Punch.
The nationwide trek kicked off on Nov. 10 and is slated to wrap mid-December in Las Vegas at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. The jammed-packed schedule, forces Gilbert to spend time away from his two children and loving wife, Amber.
Although Gilbert has been busy on the road and with his album launch, he never lost sight of Amber’s hard work holding down the fort at home.
“I gotta be honest with you, God blessed me with an amazing woman to be the mother of my kids, and I honestly can’t take too much credit because right now, just to be completely transparent and honest,” explained Gilbert. “I’m spendin’ a little more time away and a little more time workin’ than even I think’s okay. That’s somethin’ I’m workin’ on, but for right now, it is what it is,” he added.
Gilbert said that he’s looking forward to his wife and kids joining him on tour in December. The crooner and Amber share a daughter named Braylen Hendrix and a son Barrett Hardy.
A year after his high-profile engagement to Jana Kramer had ended – Gilbert proposed to Amber in 2014. Amber was a schoolteacher from his hometown whom he had known for more than a decade. The lovebirds tied the knot in 2015 in his home state of Georgia.
“For all intents and purposes, gone until December 20th. And they’ll get to come out a couple times and ride with me a few days,” he said full of excitement. “It’s not like I won’t see ‘em for that long, but it’s hard. I would like to be around ‘em a little more often.”
The platinum-selling artist continued to credit his wife for raising his children right, while he’s gone pursuing his country career.
“My wife is doing an incredible job with raising ‘em,” he stressed. “Every time we take ‘em somewhere, their teachers, their Sunday school teachers, they just say that they’re really well-behaved kids. And I owe all of that to her.”
Gilbert previously told BMLG that Thanksgiving is one of his favorite holidays, and that he will always thank the man upstairs for his extraordinary blessings. The chart-topping artist will press pause on his nationwide run to celebrate with his tight-knit family.
“Thanksgiving, that’s my wife’s favorite time of year, one of my favorite times a year,” he shared. “I have so much to be thankful for, it’s been a blessing, and God’s done some amazing things in our lives. If there’s gonna be something on the table for me, I think everybody knows, and if you don’t know, I’m a mac and cheese guy.”
Brantley Gilbert and Five Finger Death Punch Co-Headlining Dates
Nov. 10 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Ind.
Nov. 12 Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 14 Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 16 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 17 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 19 Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center Charleston, S.C.
Nov. 20 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, S.C.
Nov. 22 Amalie Arena Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 25 Legacy Arena at The BJCC Birmingham, Ala.
Nov. 26 Simmons Bank Arena Little Rock, Ark.
Nov. 29 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 30 CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Dec. 2 Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Madison, Wis.
Dec. 3 Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
Dec. 5 Target Center Minneapolis, Minn.
Dec. 7 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Dec. 9 Alerus Center Grand Forks, N.D.
Dec. 10 Denny Sandford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dec. 13 Spokane Arena Spokane, Wa.
Dec. 15 Ford Idaho Center Arena Nampa, Id.
Dec. 17 Michelob ULTRA Arena Las Vegas, Nev.