BRETT ELDREDGE will take the stage. For the 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year, work beg an on his second album the day his first one went on sale.
“That was over two years ago,” remembers the tall, handsome Midwesterner, relaxing between takes in a Nashville studio. “That night, I took a long walk around New York City. I was thinking, ‘This is great but I’ve got to start preparing for the next album. I’ve played all these stages and put out an album you can be proud of. But now you’ve got to release another album that’s even better and bigger.'”
Eldredge was determined to build upon the success of BRING YOU BACK, which yielded three No. 1 hits – “Don’t Ya,” “Mean to Me” and the Billboard No. 1 song on Country Airplay for 2014, “Beat of the Music.” With the release of his sophomore album Illinois, the momentum continues. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #3 on the all genre Billboard 200 Album Chart. Illinois has already produced two #1 singles with “Lose My Mind” and most recently “Drunk On Your Love.” Now with five consecutive #1 singles, Eldredge recently earned his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year nomination for the 2016 ACM Awards. Illinois is a starting point for several different journeys — back to the small-town values that Eldredge cherishes, out toward further-flung vistas of expression and at the same time deep into the bedrock of country music.
Hit Songs: “Don’t Ya”, “Beat of the Music”, “Drunk On Your Love”, and “Lose My Mind.”