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CULLMAN, AL - JUNE 19: (editors note this image trasferred to black and white) Singer/songwriter Brantley Gilbert performs during The 4th. Annual Pepsi's Rock The South Festival on June 19, 2015 Heritage Park in Cullman, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Pepsi's Rock The South)

On a list of tough guys in country music, Brantley Gilbert would probably rank somewhere near the top. There’s more to the rowdy Georgian than just that, though.

Brantley’s “The Ones That Like Me” gives fans a peek behind his tough-guy exterior. “If you’ve seen most of the pictures of me in the past several years it looks like I’m going to beat up the camera, and the people that really know me know it ain’t quite like that,” he says through his record label. “There’s a lot more to it … So this song kind of leans into that.”

Brantley is pretty comfortable being himself, which is another aspect to the song. “One of my favorite parts of my job in particular is that I get to be me,” he continues. “I don’t have to pretend to be something else. And the people that really know me know who I am, they hold me accountable and they know that I got their back, too.”

The video for “The Ones That Like Me” is out, as Brantley recently revealed on social media (above). Apple Music has the exclusive for now and fans can check it out here.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.