Almost a year ago, at the Ford Center, Brantley Gilbert showed his softer side. He may seem a little rough around the edges, but he's really a big teddy bear.

While performing in Evansville, last year, Brantley invited a Tristate girl to share, not only the stage, but his hat, his mic AND his motorcycle, during his last song of the night, Bottom's Up. The look on her face is priceless. I absolutely love when artists do this kind of thing. In that moment, they become more like real people to us. Even though they seem far removed from us, when they show real kindness, right in front of our eyes, it's just incredible.

Her name is Samantha and she is an amazing young women. After talking to her mom, last year, we became friends on Facebook. We were made lans to meet each other at the Frog Follies., but COVID-19 got in the way. But, I'm so happy I  get to see Samantha's beautiful smile all the time on social media.

O the night, she smile was extra big and must admit I'm was a little jealous.

I actually met Brantley many years ago and he was very quiet, very polite and sweet.

Leslie Morgan

This doesn't surprise me a bit that he did something like this. My heart is melting.

Travis Sams

I talked to Samantha and her mom and dad about her reaction to Brantley's invite on stage. [LISTEN]

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