“My mom took me to church from my earliest memories,” he said. “I’m grateful to have had that foundation laid early, and it’s just part of who I am. I’m not a perfect human being by any stretch of the imagination, but there is always this little voice inside of me that keeps me where I know I need to be.”
Not only has Jay’s mother instilled her strong faith in him, her faith has helped Jay through a lot over the course of his life. “I’ve been really, really fortunate to have a mother that has spent many, many long hours on her knees praying for me,” he said. “I guarantee you I would almost bet everything I have that that has saved me more often than not. It sustains me. My faith and my beliefs sustain me through all of the craziness that this life brings.”
As for Brantley, he considers his mother one of the most important people in his life. “Her faith in God is really something amazing and I do believe from the bottom of my heart that she’s an angel. I believe the good Lord sent an angel to take care of me, and she did a really good job,” he said. “She is my rock, and she’s my heart.”
Both Brantley’s and Jay’s mothers will have new music from their musician sons to brag about soon. Rascal Flatts will release their latest album, Rewind, on May 13, featuring their hit “Rewind.” Brantley will release Just As I Am on May 19. His single, “Bottoms Up,” recently topped the country charts.