Country stars taking their dogs on the road isn't new. Miranda Lambert and Brett Eldredge come to mind, for example. Taking pets on the road doesn't always work out, however, as Brantley Gilbert came to realize with his dog Sylo.
Brantley Gilbert admits in a new interview that he has some pretty passionate fans, so much so that some artists are hesitant to open for him on tour. The "Bottoms Up" singer isn't naming names, but at least one up-and-comer was so uncomfortable with the proposition that they declined the offer.
Songwriting is more art than science and it can be hard to identify the best way to make the magic happen. There are some tricks to turning out good songs, though, and Brantley Gilbert is shedding light on some of his own.