In filming a scene trashing a motel room for his video for “More Than Miles”, he punched out a framed picture on the wall and injured his hand, requiring stitches.
Brantley said: “The director was like, ‘Alright. This is our last shot. So we’ve got to get it right now if we’re going to get it. Whatever you want to do.’ After I broke the mirror with the chair. I punched that picture on the wall and I was under the impression that it was plexiglass. It was actually real glass so I ended up with stitches that night in the Vanderbilt Hospital.”
Brantley will perform at the 48th annual ACM Awards on April 2nd. He and girlfriend Jana Kramer are both up for New Artist of the Year, against Florida Georgia Line.