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Brantley Gilbert Opens Up About Touring With Wife and Baby Boy: ‘I’m Still Figuring It Out’

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Brantley Gilbert is going to have to make a little extra room on his tour bus as he travels the country on his The Ones That Like Me Tour. In a new interview, the county singer reveals he’s bringing his son along for the first time.

Gilbert performed a concert in Knoxville on Friday night (Feb. 9), and before the show, he told the Knoxville News Sentinel that his wife, Amber, and their baby boy Barrett would be with him. “They’re coming out on the road. They’ll actually be in Knoxville,” Gilbert said. “That’ll be his first little run ever.”

The couple married in June of 2015 and welcomed Barrett in November of 2017, and Gilbert admits it was an alien feeling leaving his family for the first time since then when it was time to rehearse for the upcoming shows.

“Really it was different having a baby in the picture and heading out to rehearsal — that was my first time being away from him — but … it turned out really well,” he says.

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He admits that he’s still adjusting to the demands of balancing fatherhood and his music career.

“Well, I’m still figuring it out,” Gilbert says with a laugh. “It changed a little bit when I got married, and it’s changed a lot already so far since little man has been in the picture, so we’re really trying to figure that out and just kind of cross bridges as we come to them, and I hope I’m doing a good job so far.”

The Ones That Like Me Tour runs through May 12, when it wraps up in Pennsylvania. Gilbert is set to perform a very special show accompanied by a full orchestra on May 4 in Nashville, and he’ll also hit the high seas for his Kick It in the Ship Cruise in October.

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