What really defines the heart and soul of a ‘Gentle Man,’ and what does it take to become one? Well, Drew Baldridge researched the tough question by heading back home to chat with some of his heroes about the topic.
In the country artist’s latest single, “Gentle Man,” Baldridge believes that it’s the woman that makes him into a strong person through lyrics like, “then it’s soft, slow/ nice and easy does it/ when it comes to lovin’/ you need to understand that these hands might be callous just a little/ but they can hold you gentle/ baby you/ make me a gentle man.”
But when it came down to talking with his family members back at home, it was apparent yet noble how people like his grandfather and dad became gentlemen in Baldridge’s eyes.
“I don’t know really…it’s hard to explain. You gotta live it, you know. Take care of your family…love,” his Grandpa Alvin simply stated.
Baldridge even asked from a female point of view by way of his mother’s opinion on what made his father into the figure he was to everyone in town, and she emphasized again how much love has to do with that equation.
“The love they have for God, the love they have for their family, the love they have for their friends, for somebody that’s in need,” Baldridge’s mom said.
Although everyone posed their own ideas in the end, Baldridge came out with some sort of summary to lead him on the right track to be an honorable individual and a man worthy of the love he shows to his mentors before him.
“The advice I got from interviewing my family was pretty clear–to be a gentleman, you have to love and respect everyone around you. To make sure you’re selfless and give the shirt off your back to those in need,” Baldridge said in an exclusive quote for Sounds Like Nashville.
“Gentle Man” marks the second single off of Baldridge’s forthcoming sophomore effort, coming out soon.