Brantley Gilbert Talks Life as a Family of Four

Four weeks ago, Brantley Gilbert and his wife, Amber, welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Braylen Hendrix. The…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 7, 2019


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Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Jeff Nelson

Four weeks ago, Brantley Gilbert and his wife, Amber, welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Braylen Hendrix. The singer/songwriter previously admitted he was a bit worried about how his almost 2-year-old, Barrett Hardy-Clay, would handle having another baby in the house, but it appears things are going better than expected.

“So we’re a family of four, and I tell ya, my two-year-old boy loves her,” the Georgia native recently shared. “We were worried about him being jealous and all that, but he honestly just, he loves her to death and wants to hold her and is real gentle with her. It’s just been awesome to watch.”

On top of welcoming a new baby, Gilbert also just released his brand new, 15-track album, Fire & Brimstone. He’s been making the media rounds in support of the record and will soon embark on his Second Annual Kick It in the Ship cruise.

At the end of the day though, Gilbert’s number one priority is his family.

“I love being a dad. It’s my favorite thing in the world and makes it’s hard to be out here on the road,” he explained. “Makes me a little homesick and ready to see ‘em now.”

Brantley Gilbert has an extensive tour schedule planned through early next year. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.