Brantley Gilbert and his wife Amber dated off and on for ten years before they got married, and Brantley was even engaged to someone else, but somewhere in the back of his mind, he always knew that Amber was the one woman for him. It’s hard for Brantley to put into words exactly, but he says, “She’s one that got away and you want what you can’t have. I don’t know it’s just from the first time, and I know this sounds cheesy, but from the first time I saw her there was something there, you know. It just felt right you know, it felt at home. I don’t know how to explain it.”
Early on in their dating relationship, one big obstacle that stood in Brantley’s way was Amber’s mom. He says, “Her mom was not having it, and she and her mom were extremely close.”
But after a lot of ups and downs, break ups and reunions and even some pretty challenging times, just as Brantley always believed they wood, he and Amber finally got together and got married. Despite the bumpy road to happiness, Brantley says, “I can tell you that I’d do it all over again a million times and I was blessed beyond imagination, man, because I love my wife today. She’s absolutely beautiful and the mother she is, is incredible. I mean I couldn’t have been blessed with a better woman to raise a child with and I’ll forever be thankful for that.”
Brantley says a lot of his personal experiences from the years that he and Amber were dating, inspired his latest song, “What Happens in a Small Town,” which he sings with Lindsay Ell.
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