Brantley Gilbert is known for playing big arenas, but these days his favorite performances are for his six-month-old son Barrett, although he isn't necessarily singing him his songs.
“He seems to dig ‘Jesus Loves Me’ pretty good,” Brantley tells “People.” “And I know there’s gonna be people reading this that go, ‘I cannot imagine that dude singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ to a child. That’s almost like a horror movie!’”
But Brantley does sing other tunes to his son, noting, “I also gotta sing him a little bit of Skynyrd,” and shares that he wrote a lullaby “The Man That Hung the Moon” for him, which will appear on his next album.
The song touches on the idea that one day his son is going to learn about his past, which includes a battle with alcohol and drug addiction. “At some point, he’ll actually look things up on the Internet and find out that, ‘Hey, my dad’s not quite a superhero. He was quite the opposite there for a minute.’ Man, I’m dreading that,” Brantley says, adding, “I hope he goes, ‘Oh well, my dad started making some different decisions even before I came into the picture.'”