Brantley Gilbert’s Wife And Kids Have Renewed His Christmas Spirit

Brantley Gilbert was once a self-proclaimed Scrooge around the holiday season, but after marrying his longtime love, Amber, and welcoming…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 17, 2019


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Brantley Gilbert and Amber Gilbert; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Big Machine Label Group

Brantley Gilbert was once a self-proclaimed Scrooge around the holiday season, but after marrying his longtime love, Amber, and welcoming two children into their family, the one-time Grinch has learned to embrace the spirit holiday season.

Even if he tried it would difficult to avoid, however, as Gilbert’s wife is a bit obsessed with Christmas and everything that goes along with it.

“Our house looks like the friggin’ North Pole man – early. I mean, literally, they take Thanksgiving dinner off the table and right at that moment, like, the centerpiece is like a little Christmas tree,” he says. “She’s got a Christmas tree in every room… literally every room in the house. Our dog has a Christmas tree. Our little boy has a Christmas tree. We got a Christmas tree in the bedroom. They’re everywhere.”

While the country rocker says that “the true meaning of Christmas has always been very, very important to me,” he never really bought into the “hoopla” surrounding the Christmas season.

“But I can honestly say my wife has changed that in me,” he admits. “Christmas is her favorite holiday so I’m coming around. I’m not so much Scrooge anymore, I don’t guess. I’m working my way out of the Scrooge role.”

Gilbert and his wife recently volunteered their time at a Salvation Army event benefiting the organization’s Forgotten Angels program. At the event, the couple helped collect toys for children in need this holiday season.

“We may have given a few toys to help some kids have a better Christmas, but what it gave us in return is so much greater,” Gilbert wrote on Instagram after the toy drive. “Happy holidays y’all.”

Gilbert will have plenty of time to spend with his family over the holidays. His next scheduled tour date isn’t until January 23 when he launches his 2020 Fire’t Up Tour.

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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.