Brantley Gilbert is doing his part to help Nashville Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr. raise money for the families of the victims. James, who disarmed the shooter in this weekend’s fatal shooting, has already started a GoFundMe page to raise money, and when Brantley heard about it he and his manager put their heads together to come up with a way to bring in more dough.
During a press conference, Brantley announced that he will be selling “I Believe in Heroism” T-shirts at his May 4th symphony show at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, with the proceeds going to James. “When you see someone like James, who just jumped up and did what he did,” Brantley says, “ and you think about the lives he saved, you realize what a special kind of guy he is.”
“Bad people do bad things,” Brantley adds. “But good people can do great things. Talking to James before we got up here, he said he’s not a superhero, he’s just a regular person. But I think there has to be some hero inside, that’s where that kind of bravery comes from.”