Brett Eldredge - Country Music Artist
Brett Eldredge Named CMT's "Next Big Thing"
Brett Eldredge is on the rise in Nashville. Country Music has a brand new star. For those of us that know him, it's not a surprise. Brett has been singing since he was born. He has an unforgettable voice, demeanor and big heart. This article is in honor of the kid that I first met in Paris, Illinois. We're with you all the way Brett!
A a work in progress, I will be updating as new events happen for the newest Country Music Star!
Brett's Debut Album - Bring You Back
The highly anticipated and long awaited debut album is out. It was released on August 6th, 2013!
I pre-ordered mine and got it August 5th!! Have you got yours yet?
My Brett Eldredge CD - Got it a Day Early Since I Pre-Ordered
Brett has Opened For...
and more on his rise to stardom...
Bet: If "Don't Ya" Went to #1, Brett Would Skydive - Don't Ya went to #1 -- Brett Jumped!
Back when his song was in the 50's on the charts, Brett made an agreement with his manager, crew, band and others that if his single "Don't Ya" went to #1 on the charts, he would go skydiving!
Now, you have to know that Brett is freaked by heights. Scared to death of heights and skydiving don't really go together but he thought it was a long enough shot that he'd be okay. WRONG!
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Brett jumped from the airplane in a tandem skydiving stunt. Don't Ya just love the look on his face?
Meet Brett Eldredge
Atlantic Records Newcomer Brett Eldredge Named CMT'S "Next Big Thing"
Nashville, TN - (October 1st, 2010) - Atlantic Records newcomer Brett Eldredge - with his distinctive country sound and powerhouse vocals - has already started quite a buzz with his debut single, "Raymond," out this week. CMT deems Eldredge as their "Next Big Thing" - an extension of CMT's "Big New Music Weekend" which will air his emotional and powerful video for "Raymond" worldwide on Friday, October 1st. In addition, Eldredge will perform at "For the Love of George," a benefit for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America hosted tonight from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Sambuca in Nashville, Tenn.
"Raymond," written by Brett Eldredge and Brad Crisler, follows the story of a relationship between a young man and an elderly patient at a nursing home who has Alzheimer's Disease. The woman mistakes the man as her son, affectionately calling him Raymond. The lyrics are an extremely personal journey for Eldredge, as he wrote the song after speaking with his grandmother who suffers from dementia.
"On my way to my writing session that day, I was really bummed out. All I could think about was the conversation I had with my dad the night before. He told me how my grandmother had progressively gotten worse and she had begun to forget who some of our family members were," Eldredge recalls. "I was not feeling up to writing and had nothing prepared to write about. I'm not usually one to talk about personal family life the first time I write with someone, but for some reason it just started pouring out. I learned that Brad led hymns in nursing homes, just as I did growing up. We had a real connection and the song just flowed out like never before. I guess we wrote this song as a way to find comfort with the whole situation."
Remainder of the Press Release at Brett's Official Site Brett Eldredge Official Site
Brett on my Radio! - I Turn it up each Time he Comes On!
Brett Eldredge Bio
"Some life-changing moments are only apparent in retrospect. Brett Eldredge recognized his as it was happening.
The Paris, IL, native was visiting Nashville for the first time early in his sophomore year at Chicago's Elmhurst College. He was at the Station Inn, an historic bluegrass/country venue where many of the greats of both worlds have played..."
to read the rest of the bio visit Brett Eldredge at Atlantic Records
Photo Credit to Michelle Smith at Facebook
Where the heck is Paris, Illinois - Brett's hometown
Brett is an Avid Social Media Participant
His insights, life observations and random thoughts are all out there. My favorite tweet this week -- the week his debut album was released -- is this:
Brett Eldredge @bretteldredge 6 Aug
"I am totally gonna be that dork face who buys his own album at the store the day it comes out! Today is the day!"
He loves interaction with fans and will tweet or post to FaceBook all day long the various and random things he encounters, says and does. Lots of photos too!
He really is a nut!
"Raymond" - on YouTube
performed by Brett Eldredge
Written by Brett Eldredge and Brad Crisler
When Brett was in high school, he often sang around town at different events like fundraisers, weddings, talent shows, and corporate parties. His dad worked at a local bank that held their annual Christmas party at my venue.
Brett was the favorite entertainment for this local bank. The bank employees and officers were/are some of his biggest fans. One year at the Christmas party, my crew and myself had just finished clearing the food and dishes from the buffet (located in the middle of the room, off to one side) when Brett started the show. All 4 of us stopped, leaned on the built-in buffet and enjoyed the performance.
One of Brett's biggest fans at the bank made a request for a certain Frank Sinatra song (one of his specialties). Brett is a performer, loves to mix and mingle with the crowd and that was apparent that night. As he sang, he walked around the room engaging the audience. When he got to the fan that had requested the song, Brett grabbed a chair and placed it in the middle of the room. He then grabbed her hand, lead her to the chair and finished singing the song to her, personally. She swooned and played along.
My staff and I really enjoyed this interaction. When the song was over, the fan went back to her table, leaving the empty chair in the middle of the long rectangle shaped room. Brett was at one end of the room as he broke into another Sinatra favorite to the crowds' delight. The girls and I looked at each other, nodded and without a word, ran for the chair in the middle of the room, grabbing 3 more chairs. We each took a seat and waited for Brett.
He didn't notice us at first but our flurry of activity brought out some hoots of laughter from the audience as they realized WE wanted to be next in line to be sung too!
The laughter brought Brett's attention to us. He kept singing as walked towards us with that million dollar smile of his. When he reached us, he shrugged and then proceeded to lay across our laps and finish the song. We swooned too!
That is one of my favorite Brett Eldredge stories!
A Show We Saw Him Play - He is a Great Performer!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Get Brett Eldredge's Top 5 Single - Don't Ya
Lone this toe tappin', sing alomg style song. Brett said he wrote it after experiencing some of the games like to play when you first meet.
My Favorite Brett Eldredge Song...
Such a hard choice! (You should hear him sing Frank Sinatra!) Off the album though, it's probably "One Mississippi". His voice is really showcased in that song and he sings it so soulfully.
Behind the song "Raymond"
by Brett Eldredge and Brad Crisler
"Raymond," was written by Brett Eldredge and Brad Crisler. The songs story is of a relationship between a young man and an elderly nursing home patient that has Alzheimer's Disease. The woman thinks the man as her son and affectionately calls him Raymond. The lyrics were written after Eldredge spoke with his grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.
Brett's video is on YouTube. It is restricted so I can't place it here but here is the link Raymond Video by Brett Eldredge
Brett's Music is Available! - You'll be a Fan as Soon as You Listen
This is the complete 12 song album. Brett wrote/co-wrote 11 of the 12 songs. It's country music at it's best!
This song is a nod to his hometown of Paris, Illinois. It's spot on too! You can find out all the juicy gossip by reading the signs in town!
This is a toe tapping, addicting song. Once you hear it, you'll know why it rose to the top and fast!
This love song is my absolute favorite! It's gut wrenching and soulful delivery brings tears to your eyes.
Brett's very first single -- you can just feel all the emotion behind this song written in honor of his grandmother who had Alzheimer's.
Country Music's Brett Eldredge
I hope you have enjoyed this short journey about the new country music artist -- Brett Eldredge.
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