When Brantley Gilbert does this style of country, it works. In my opinion, it’s his bread and butter.
He just released the music video for the father-son ballad, “Man That Hung The Moon,” and it’s all about family in this one.
“There was a time in my life where I’m not necessarily proud of the man I was,” Gilbert said. “I want our children to have a song where they can hear my voice say ‘I love you’ and acknowledges that there’s going to come a time when they figure out I’m not a ‘super hero.’ I’m human; I’ve made mistakes. And I’ll make a lot more, but there’s a man who really did hang the moon, who’s got your back and always will, and if I’ve done my job as a father, they’ll know that truth.”
“We had actually just found out that we were pregnant with our second, a baby girl due this September, the day I wrote this song. I sat down to write them a letter, but I’m a songwriter first so I ended up with this song.”
You’re gonna think I hung the moon / That I made the sky / That the sun rises / And sets inside my eyes; And it won’t be long / ‘Til I hear daddy’s home / And footsteps runnin’ to the man that hung the moon”
One day you’ll realize I’ve lost my cape, I can’t fly / And I’m only human / And you’ll need more than me / But you’ll know to hit your knee