Brett Eldredge Concert
Country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge has always been attracted to singers, a fact that should come as no surprise to anyone who’s heard the Illinois native’s soulful, distinctive baritone. “I always gravitated towards big voices, because as a kid I had this big voice coming out of this little body,” says Eldredge. “I was hooked on the story that somebody would be telling through their voice.” It’s been a long time coming, but with single “Don’t Ya” that climbed into the Top 10 and debut album
Bring You Back, Eldredge is finally getting the chance to share a story of his own… and these days, he’s writing that story himself.
Opening for some of the biggest names in country music has taught him plenty, too. After spots in front of Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins and Willie Nelson, Eldredge faced the biggest (and possibly most enthusiastic) crowds of his lifetime opening 19 dates for Taylor Swift on “The RED Tour.” “I’ve played plenty of gigs where there are only 30 people in the crowd, or less,” he says. “Fast forward to, you know, a stadium, with 50,000 people…” He pauses, still in disbelief.
Indeed, Bring You Back feels like the first step in a 40 year career, the work of an artist who understands how to showcase every side of his story. From the opening guitar riff of “Tell Me Where To Park” to the sweeping cinematic conclusion of “Go On Without Me,” there’s a consistency of tone that’s rare in new artists, leaving no doubt that Eldredge is a lot more than just a pretty voice.
- September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM