Born in Paris, Illinois, Brett Eldredge, an American country music artist made it to the top of the Country Airplay chart with his third single “Don’t Ya”. Signed with Atlantic Records Nashville, Brett is currently working on his second album “Illinois” which will soon be released to the public in 2015.
Brett Eldredge, son of Christopher Eldredge and Robin Beth, was born in Paris, Illinois on the 23 of March 1986. He grew up to the music of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Ray Charles. At age 16 he heard the sounds of Brooks & Dunn and became captivated by the country music style, this fascination never vanished.
He moved to Chicago to attend Elmhurst College. It was during this time that he traveled to Nashville to hear his cousin Terry Eldredge, a long-time part of Dolly Parton’s band and a Grascals’ member, play at the Station Inn. This experience inspired Brett, so much so that he moved to Tennessee to study the vocal styles of country singers such as Vince Gill at Middle Tennessee State University.
While studying, he began to work on writing, and singing, his own original pieces, and performed them at songwriter events around the Nashville area. After some time he was brought to meet Brian Gillamore, a producer and publisher, who signed Brett Eldredge to his publishing company. Brian promoted the idea of Brett continuing his songwriting as well as singing. Brett played some of his best works and, after a showcase he did in Nashville, was offered a recording deal with Atlantic Records in 2010.
His first single “Raymond” was released in September 2010 and made it to No. 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs in October 2010. “Raymond” also became song No. 11 on Brett’s debut album “Bring You Back”, which was released on the 6 of August 2013. The album made it to No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Top Country Albums Charts, and getting good acclaim from 6 music critics. In its first week out the album sold 21,000 copies and to date has sold over 171,200.
On the “Bring You Back” album, 3 of his songs became hits making it to the top of the Country Airplay chart. “Don’t Ya” reached it within the first month of the album’s release, followed by “Beat The Music” and then “Mean To Me” in July 2014 nearly a year later.
The last song on the album, “Go On Without Me”, Brett has stated was in a memory of Lindsay Nicole Walleman, who worked for The Warner Music Nashville as the Manager of Midwest/Northeast Promotions, W.A.R. Team, after her passing from cancer in 2013.
Brett’s recent single “Lose My Mind” which was released on the 4 of May 2015 reaching No. 17 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, No. 31 on Hot Country Songs, and No. 34 Country Airplay in the first week of its debut onto radio. The song is co-written by Eldredge, Heather Morgan and Ross Copperman, with credits given to the writers of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” due to a line used for the song.
Brett’s current album “Illinois” is due to be released on September 11 2015. It will be the second album that this young artist has released to date.
Brett Eldredge has not only achieved chart toppers. In 2014 he also won the Country Music Association Awards – New Artist of the year.
Brett communicates with his fans on social media and lets them see him as him, keeping him grounded and honest. His fans cannot wait for his new album’s release, which they are “dying” to get, and also expect it to receive good reviews and have a few more chart toppers.