Brett Eldredge

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Brett Eldredge
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Brett Eldredge in a recording studio
Background information
Birth name Brett Ryan Eldredge
Born (1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 31)[1][2][3]
Origin Paris, Illinois[4]
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels Atlantic Nashville
Associated acts Terry Eldredge

Brett Ryan Eldredge[5][6] (born March 23, 1986) is an American country music singer, songwriter and record producer, signed to Atlantic Records Nashville. The cousin of Terry Eldredge of The Grascals,[4] Eldredge has had three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart from his debut studio album, Bring You Back: "Don't Ya", "Beat of the Music", and "Mean to Me".

Life and career[edit]

Eldredge was raised in Paris, Illinois, the son of Robin Beth (Vonderlage) and Christopher "Chris" Eldredge.[7][8] His cousin, Terry Eldredge, is a member of The Grascals.

He co-wrote the track "I Think I've Had Enough" for Gary Allan, who recorded it for his eighth studio album, Get Off on the Pain.[9] By late 2010 he had signed to Atlantic Records and released his debut single, "Raymond" on September 27, 2010. It debuted at number 52 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week ending October 16, 2010[10] and reached a peak of number 23. "It Ain't Gotta Be Love" was released as his second single and reached number 46. Eldredge performed on the Grand Ole Opry on October 29, 2010.[11]

A third single, "Don't Ya", was released to country radio in October 2012. It became his first single to reach the top 20 of the Hot Country Songs chart and his first to appear on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album, Bring You Back, was released on August 6, 2013.[12] "Don't Ya" reached number one on the Country Airplay chart the same month. The album's second single, "Beat of the Music", also reached number one on the same chart. The album's third single, "Mean to Me", was released to country radio on July 14, 2014. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in March 2015.

Eldredge's sixth single overall, "Lose My Mind", was released in 2015. It is the lead single to his second studio album, Illinois. It reached at number one on the Country Airplay chart in October 2015. The album's second single, "Drunk on Your Love" released to country radio on November 9, 2015. It reached at number two on the Country Airplay chart in April 2016. The album's third single, "Wanna Be That Song" released to country radio on May 23, 2016. It reached at number one on the Country Airplay in January 2017. He was one of the opening acts on Taylor Swift's Red Tour. On Memorial Day 2015, he sang "Take Me Out to The Ballgame" during the seventh Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field while the Cubs played host to the Washington Nationals.

In 2016, Eldredge was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.[13]

Eldredge released his first Christmas album, Glow, in October 2016.[14]

In March 2017, he released "Somethin' I'm Good At", the lead single to his upcoming third studio album.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US Country[16] US[17] CAN[18]
Bring You Back 2 11
Illinois
  • Release date: September 11, 2015
  • Label: Atlantic Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 3 10
Glow
  • Release date: October 28, 2016
  • Label: Atlantic Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 29
Brett Eldredge
  • Release date: August 4, 2017[23]
  • Label: Atlantic Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Hot Country
[24]
US Country Airplay
[25]
US
[26]
CAN Country
[27]
CAN
[28]
2010 "Raymond" 23 Bring You Back
2011 "It Ain't Gotta Be Love" 46 N/A
2012 "Don't Ya" 5 1 30 3 51 Bring You Back
2013 "Beat of the Music" 6 1 44 2 58
2014 "Mean to Me" 4 1 53 3 65
2015 "Lose My Mind" 2 1 48 2 57 Illinois
"Drunk on Your Love" 2 2 35 1 64
2016 "Wanna Be That Song" 3 1 46 1 64
2017 "Somethin' I'm Good At"A 22 24 [A] 40 Brett Eldredge
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2013 "Tell Me Where to Park" Bring You Back
  • ACurrent single[43]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Hot Country
[24]
US Country Airplay
[25]
US Country Digital
[44]
US AC
[45]
US Holiday 100
[46]
2015 "Just a Taste" 44 30 Illinois
"Lose It All" 37
2016 "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
(Brett Eldredge featuring Meghan Trainor)
26 36 1 83 Glow
2017 "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" 39
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" 45
"The Long Way" 41 Brett Eldredge
"Love Someone" 46
[47]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions[48] Album
US Hot Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country CAN AUS
2016 "Forever Country" Artists of Then, Now & Forever 1 33 21 39 25 26 N/A

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Raymond" Shaun Silva
2013 "Don't Ya"[49] Mason Dixon
2014 "Beat of the Music"[50] Shane Drake
"Mean to Me"[51]
2015 "Lose My Mind"[52] Joel Robertson
2016 "Drunk on Your Love"[53]
"Wanna Be That Song"[54] Trey Fanjoy
"Forever Country"(Artists of Then, Now & Forever) Joseph Kahn
2017 "Somethin' I'm Good At" Ethan Lader

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result Ref
2011 American Country Awards Music Video by a New Artist "Raymond" Nominated [55]
2013 Single by a New Artist "Don't Ya" Nominated [56]
Music Video by a New Artist Nominated
2014 Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [57]
CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "Beat of the Music" Nominated [58]
ASCAP Country Music Awards Top 5 Songs "Don't Ya" Won [59]
BMI Country Awards Top 50 Songs Won [60]
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Himself Won [61]
American Country Countdown Awards Song of the Year "Beat of the Music" Won [62]
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2015 CMT Music Awards Performance of the Year "Beat of the Music" (from CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party) Nominated [63]
ASCAP Country Music Awards Most Performed Songs "Mean to Me" Won [64]
BMI Country Awards Song of the Year "Beat of the Music" Won [65]
Top 50 Songs Won
Top 50 Songs "Mean to Me" Won
2016 Academy of Country Music Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year Himself Nominated [66]
Male Vocalist of the Year Himself Nominated
2017 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year "Wanna Be That Song" Nominated [67]

Television Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016-present CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock Himself/Co-host Alongside Thomas Rhett

[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Somethin' I'm Good At" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[41]

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