Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert Exchange End Of Tour Gifts
The Two Artists Also Composed Some Songs Together
After wrapping a recent stint opening for Eric Church’s “Blood, Sweat and Beers” tour, Brantley Gilbert got a pair of special thank you gifts from Church (right), who invited Gilbert onto his tour bus to present them. Gilbert (pictured below) told the syndicated show “Country Countdown USA” the first was a plaque featuring a photo from the tour’s sold-out Nashville show, with an inscription that said, “presented to Brantley Gilbert by Eric Church.”
“Then he brings out this case and it looks like a violin case, and it’s a shotgun from 1968,” Gilbert said on the radio show. “It is unbelievable. It’s probably the only gun I have that I’ll never shoot. I guess he knew I was a gun guy, I don’t know how he figured that out.”
So what did Gilbert get for Church as an end of tour gift? It was a bottle of whiskey from Colorado and a biker ring. Said Gilbert, “He totally one-upped me on the gift.”
Gilbert also revealed that the two stars wrote some songs together on the tour, and he jokes, “We’re gonna have to battle over whether they’ll be for him or for me.”
Gilbert is now on the road with Toby Keith on his ‘Live in Overdrive” tour.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.