Brantley Gilbert says that Memorial Day is a holiday that’s taken very seriously by his family back home in Georgia.
The singer tells us, “Yeah, Memorial Day’s coming up. That day is definitely heavy on my heart. It’s the day to remember those who laid down the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country. Trying to embrace that concept is almost impossible but my mom’s side of the family is a military family. That was actually an option or an idea for me when I was kinda in limbo what I was gonna do with my life. But I’ve got some cousins that have been over in Iraq and Afghanistan. My cousin Josh actually lost his best friend in Kirkuk City, Iraq, so I know that day’s heavy for him. And it is for all the members of my family that have been in the military. It definitely means a lot to me, not just because my family’s involved in it, because of what our military stands for. I’m a huge supporter, to say the least. Definitely, support for the troops is definitely right up there on top of our priority list.”
Brantley will be spending Memorial Day at home with his wife and other family members.
His The Devil Don’t Sleep tour is on a brief hiatus until June 2nd when it resumes in Tampa, FL with Luke Combs and Tyler Farr.