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Brantley Gilbert: There's More To His Tough Guy Image

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 19:  Brantley Gilbert performs at the 2014 Big Machine Label Group Show At Country Radio Seminar on February 19, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Big Machine Label Group)

When Brantley Gilbert first gained fame he was labeled a tough guy by some, mostly he says, “because I handed it to them on a silver platter.”

Brantley says he wasn’t really trying to impress a lot of people, plus, the fact that he was using and drinking made him a “rough dude.” Now though, his idea of what it means to be tough has totally changed.

“I had a big misconception of what tough was,” he says. “I thought tough was being physically tough and I found through the years that being tough is more about being emotionally and morally tough.”

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