Country music star and proud father Brantley Gilbert just released a brand new song, “Man That Hung The Moon,” and it’s a heartwarming dedication to his son and his daughter on the way.
In the song, which was written solely by Gilbert, the singer channels his softer side, as he recalls the nostalgia of meeting his son Barrett in the hospital room for the first time.
“I lost my breath when I saw you take your first / My whole world stopped like that / And I hate to cry inside / But I just saw you rise / And words just can’t describe what I see / You look just like me,” Gilbert, who along with his wife will welcome a second child in September, sings, while being accompanied by picking guitar and light percussion.
The tear-jerking number then takes a spiritual turn, as Gilbert goes onto explain that while his son and future daughter might think of him as a superhero, there will come a time when they realize their father is only human. As the ballad comes to a close, fans get to hear a surprise ending of Barrett’s adorable coos, which make the tune that much more enjoyable.
Even though the sweet lullaby highlight’s Barrett’s high regard for his father, it’s clear the admiration is mutual. In fact, Gilbert recently opened up about the incredible impact that his toddler has had on him so far.
“He’s still young, you know, everything’s new to him every day,” Gilbert shared. “But they teach you things and remind you of how important the little things are and his discovery of different things just reminds me to take everything in and don’t take anything for granted. Every second, every moment I have with him, it’s a constant reminder to make the best of it.”
“Man That Hung The Moon” follows singles, “Not Like Us,” and “What Happens in a Small Town” – his duet with Lindsay Ell. All three songs are set to appear on the singer’s next album, Fire and Brimstone, due out later this year. Fans can catch Gilbert on his 2019 Not Like Us Tour when it kicks off June 20 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special guests for the trek include Ell and Michael Ray.