Brantley Gilbert is having a doubly tough time leaving home to head out on the road now that infant daughter Braylen Hendrix has joined the family. It was hard enough to leave his nearly two-year-old son Barrett, who Brantley tells us has sort of figured out when dad's about to leave and is none too happy about it. [“Every time I leave the house, he’s figured out now when that’s happening. He knows if I start walking my bag up to the bus – cause the bus stays at the house, but if I take stuff up there he kinda starts figuring it out a little bit. The worst is when I have to leave during the day when he’s awake. He doesn’t really like it when I get in my truck and go places, but when I load up on that bus, he knows it’s going to be for a minute.  And man, he like grab my leg and, you know, just, ‘Da-Da,’ and aww man, Dude, it ripped me up.“] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . ripped me up.)

Brantley's going to have a busy schedule ahead of him to promote his new album, Fire and Brimstone, which will be released on October 4th.

The project features his latest hit single with Lindsay Ell, “What Happens in a Small Town.”