Brantley Gilbert just became a first-time daddy Getty Images/Michael Loccisano
Getty Images/Michael Loccisano

Anyone who knows Brantley Gilbert knows that he has a heart of gold. And anyone who knows Brantley knows that under the tattoos, chains and that tough guy exterior lies a guy made to be an incredible daddy.

And now, he is one.

Brantley and wife Amber welcomed little Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert on Nov. 11 in Athens, Georgia, with the adorable baby weighing in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces. The labor was quick and came a tad earlier than Amber’s original due date of the 17th. But yes, daddy is thrilled.

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“Honestly I’m just speechless,” Brantley told People magazine. “Watching the delivery, I don’t know what to say. Amber and I are just so blessed to have this beautiful little boy.”

It’s been many months of waiting for Brantley, who talked to Rare Country about how he already fell in love with his son quite a while ago. “[Amber] will wake up at night and I will have my hand on her belly and she’s as hot as all get out already, and then I’m trying to probe her to find where the baby is at so I can feel it move,” laughed Brantley during an interview with Rare Country in July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I’m convinced he can already hear. Honestly, I think he can hear me. I talk to him a lot and he seems to move when I talk.”

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Still speechless….

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Luckily, Brantley will be able to stay home and bond with the new baby, as his new tour, “The Ones Who Like Me,” doesn’t kick off until February 2018.

Rare Country sends our well wishes to the new family of three!

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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