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Brett Eldredge - Country Music Artist

Updated on August 28, 2013

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!

New single on YouTube featuring the song Don't Ya by Brett. Check it out and more at the Official Brett Eldredge Website

Brett's Debut Album - Bring You Back

Bring You Back
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

My CD (and my foot)
My CD (and my foot)

Brett has Opened For...

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Taylor Swift

Miranda Lambert

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!

Brett Eldredge Skydiving
Brett Eldredge Skydiving

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"

Press Release

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!

I love hearing Brett on the radio while in the car! He is getting tons of airplay!
I love hearing Brett on the radio while in the car! He is getting tons of airplay!

Brett Eldredge Bio

Atlantic Records

"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

Paris, IL 61944:
Paris, IL 61944

get directions

Brett Eldredge on Social Media
Brett Eldredge on Social Media

Brett is an Avid Social Media Participant

Brett is self proclaimed dork. Yup, he admits it and there's even a bit of pride in the statement. All you have to do is follow his Twitter (@BrettEldredge) or his Facebook page (Brett Eldredge).

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!

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High energy -- he just looks like he would rather be no place else than entertaining!My husband, daughter and I went to see him and enjoyed every minute of it!
High energy -- he just looks like he would rather be no place else than entertaining!
High energy -- he just looks like he would rather be no place else than entertaining!
My husband, daughter and I went to see him and enjoyed every minute of it!
My husband, daughter and I went to see him and enjoyed every minute of it!

Get Brett Eldredge's Top 5 Single - Don't Ya

Don't Ya
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

Bring You Back
Bring You Back

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!

Don't Ya
Don't Ya

This is a toe tapping, addicting song. Once you hear it, you'll know why it rose to the top and fast!

One Mississippi
One Mississippi

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.

Anyone is welcome to comment about Brett.

Thanks for stopping by!

Are you a Brett Eldredge fan?

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    • RBENL99 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens! I'm adding this one to the featured lens categorgy in my lens: Country Music Information.

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      7 years ago

      Brett has such amazing music! Thank you for all of this wonderful information.

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      7 years ago

      Brett Eldredge, great country music, i like it, thanks for this lens

    • DecoratingEvents profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Linda. As far as I know, the song has only been released for MP3 players and iPods. You can view the video with Brett on CMT's website or YouTube. Hopefully he will release the full album soon.

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      7 years ago


      RESPECTFULLY, or linda kelley from alexandria, va. 22307

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      7 years ago

      This song is beautiful , I cried when I first heard it . I can't stop listening to it ! I low Brett.

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      7 years ago

      Ya i also love the country music from Brett Eldredge.

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful country music from this great artisit.

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      7 years ago

      nice review of this wonderful artist.

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      7 years ago

      The first time I listened to Raymond and saw the music video for it, I was speechless. It is such a heartfelt song. I love the sound of his voice and the lyrics are so genuine. Is Raymond Davis a real person? I went to Washington, DC in January and we went to Arlington Cemetery and I was so determined to try to find his grave.

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      7 years ago

      He's great! Hadn't heard of him until now and will be downloading Raymond from I-tunes!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I like! I'm a pretty big country music fan (Trace A. is my fav) but I hadn't heard of Brett Eldredge until now. I'll have to keep an eye and ear out for him on the radio and CMT.

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      8 years ago

      @BuckHawkcenter: Thanks Susan! He is just a great guy. I have told that story a hundred times because it was so Brett and we all knew him. Seems weird now that he is almost famous! LOL

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      8 years ago

      Your story of being sung to is so cute! You have done a fabulous job with this lens, as always! Really enjoyed learning more about Brett.

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      8 years ago

      @anonymous: I am soooo jealous of you! I am hoping he will play somewhere close to Florida so we can see him on stage. Thanks for the comment!

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      8 years ago

      I saw Brett at the Grand ole Opry and he gave it all, from the heart. He'll go places.. Only thing that would have been better -- to have the video playing at the same time - awesome. Good to know he's from Illinois - so am I - Quad Cities (Moline, Rock Island, etc ). Good job. A M Parker

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      8 years ago

      @GrowWear: Mimi, it was such fun watching him perform during his high school years (I loved his Frank Sinatra songs). But now, his voice is even more rich and strong. My son (Brendan) used to hang out with Brett and a lot of the talented musicians (Pat, Nathan, Ryan, Caleb, Ben, etc..) from high school. They taught Brendan to play guitar and got him singing too! I am so excited for him!! Thanks for reading my page about Brett!

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      8 years ago

      Did not know this is the person that sings, "Raymond." Loved that song from the first time I heard it. ...Wishing a most successful career for Brett Eldredge! And yes, just with that song, I can agree that he's well on his way.

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      8 years ago

      @KarenHC: Thank for checking him out. He is a wonderful guy with a wonderful voice. I know he'll go far!

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      8 years ago from U.S.

      I love his voice from the music snippets on iTunes. Pleasant, soulful voice. I'm not a huge country music fan, but I do enjoy certain country music artists, and I think I'd enjoy hearing more from Brett.


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