Brett Eldredge at The Fair Saturday. He Talks About Love, Food and Country Music [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Who is Brett Eldredge? Below is his Bio and the Exclusive 92.9 The Bull Interview.
Some life-changing moments are only apparent in retrospect. Brett Eldredge recognized his as it was happening. The Paris, IL native was at the Station Inn, an historic bluegrass/country venue, in Nashville. His cousin Terry, a veteran of Dolly Parton’s band and now a member of the Grascals, was playing with a band called the Sidemen, and a mesmerized Brett was in the crowd.
“He asked me to come up on stage and told me to pick a song to play with the band,” says Brett. I said, ‘Amarillo By Morning,’ and when I heard that fiddle intro, chills shot up my spine. I sang it for the crowd there and it was a magical experience. That was the point where I thought, ‘This is it. This is something I’ve got to do.'”
The talent that let him turn that dream into reality—the depth of his writing and the sheer power of his smoky and expressive baritone—are both apparent in his first single. “Raymond” is the poignant tale of a nursing home employee mistaken by a patient with Alzheimer’s for her deceased son, who was killed at war. It is a song whose inspiring reaffirmation of their mutual humanity is affecting listeners deeply. The single rings true for Eldredge as his Grandmother currently struggles through the disease.
“As a songwriter,” he says, “my aim is to portray a little bit of me and my life along with the stories of other people and turn them into something that can really touch somebody’s heart and soul. We sit down on Music Row every day and write songs and every once in a while a song like ‘Raymond’ comes from such a real place. I hope it’s that real to other people and that I can make them feel the way I felt when I wrote it and when I sing it.”
Judging from audience reaction, that’s exactly what he’s doing.
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Brett Eldredge talk about his favorite fair food, his current relationship status and which Country Artists inspire him.
“Going as far back as George Jones…”
In part two of our interview Brett talks about Country music and who he looks up to.
Dont miss Brett Eldredge this Saturday at the State Fair