Country artist Brantley Gilbert is donating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to help in the research of childhood cancer research.
In the video clip, Gilbert talks the CVO Harley Road Glide contest, which comes with a $10,000 prize. Gilbert partnered with Omaze.com. The contest winner will get the bike with taxes and shipping included. The contest is at omaze.com/brantley
“This is the quintessential Harley Davidson,” Gilbert said. “It’s got all the power the factory has to offer. And I ain’t going to lie. It looks cool as hell.”
The bike features a black and red color approach with Knockout wheels. It also comes with a Rockford Fosgate stereo system.
“It’s got the most powerful V-Twin engine offered by Harley-Davidson” Gilbert added.
The Georgia native has visited the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and supported its efforts.
But for his first time as a father, he shared that he was a little fearful about going.
“It’s almost like I’m scared of that thought,” Gilbert told Taste of Country at the 2019 Country Cares conference. “Definitely, it’s a different feeling.”
Now married with two young children, Gilbert takes some solace that they are healthy enough to live at home.
But if they did need the help, he’s glad the world-class hospital can help his children and others who are not fortunate in their fights against childhood cancer.
“It’s not the down-and-out place you have in your mind. It’s extremely hopeful,” Brantley Gilbert told Taste of Country. “It just puts a lot of things in perspective, especially now, being a dad.”
The singer, songwriter, and record producer is one of the dozens of country artists who have supported St. Jude in recent years. He has worked with Randy Owen‘s 30-year-old Country Cares initiative to involve the country music industry in raising funds.
Children Important to Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert told People.com said he was inspired by his new dad role and the joy of fatherhood so much that he wrote a track called “Man That Hung the Moon” from his album, Fire & Brimstone.
For Gilbert, sharing photos about family has helped in his personal growth. With it, he’s shared his milestones, including his fight to overcome addiction.
In December, he shared that he was nine years sober and continues to fight that past addiction. He did it by sharing a photo of his wife on Instagram.
While praising the “Bottoms Up” singer, some Instagram users also shared their journeys in the comments.
“I’m proud of you for that! I just celebrated 10 months drink-free,” one person wrote. “Three years, two months for me yesterday!” commented another.
Brantley Gilbert has upcoming shows in Huber Heights, Ohio (July 23). After that, he plays at West Bend, Wisc. (July 24) with a July 29 stop at Costa Mesa, Calif. From there, he goes to Stateline, Nev. on July 30 and Tooele, Utah on July 31.