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Gilbert becomes father again

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber are celebrating the birth of their second child, Braylen Hendrix Gilbert, who was born in Monday in Athens, Ga.

Braylen weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 19 inches in length.

"It's such a blessing for us to welcome Braylen, and both momma and baby girl are doing great," Gilbert told People.com.

The Gilberts revealed in March they were expecting their second child, sharing photos of their gender reveal featuring 16-month-old son Barrett Hardy-Clay. After the family of three pulled a string on a box above their heads, pink balloons, balls and confetti rained down on the soon-to-be family of four, letting them know a baby girl was on the way.

Gilbert saw his most personal song to-date, "Man That Hung The Moon," take on a whole new meaning upon welcoming a little girl into the world.

"We had just found out Amber was pregnant with Barrett when I wrote the song originally - we couldn't even tell family yet as it was so early along in the pregnancy - yet I couldn't keep that excitement bottled up. I had to do something as all these emotions were hitting me at once. I wrote 'Man That Hung The Moon' on the bus heading home thinking how life was about to change in the most incredible ways," Gilbert reflects. "Braylen joining our family now makes it all that much more special."

The lyrics include: "Lost my breath when I saw you take your first / My whole world stopped like that / And I ain't the cryin' type / But I just saw your eyes / Words just can't describe what I see / You look just like me."

The track is off his upcoming album "Fire & Brimstone," out Oct. 4.

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Just As I Am: Platinum Edition CD review - Just As I Am: Platinum Edition
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
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