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Brett Eldredge

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Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16, he became fascinated by country music, a fascination that stayed with him when he began attending Elmhurst College in Chicago. After a trip to Nashville, where he heard his cousin Terry Eldredge (a veteran of Dolly Parton's band and a member of the Grascals) play at the Station Inn, Eldredge was inspired to transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, immersing himself in the vocal stylings of country singers like George Jones, Ray Price, and Vince Gill. He also began working on writing his own material and started performing at songwriter nights in the Nashville area. Eventually he was introduced to producer and publisher Byron Gallimore, who signed Eldredge to his publishing company and encouraged him to keep writing songs. Eldredge began tracking some of the best of his compositions, and following a showcase in Nashville, signed a recording offer from Atlantic Records. Eldredge's first single, "Raymond," a poignant song about an Alzheimer's patient, was issued in September of 2010 and earned respectable radio play. Eldredge's next single, 2011's "It Ain't Gotta Be Love," didn't fare as well, but 2012's "Don't Ya" was a genuine hit, selling over a million units and peaking at number five on the Country Singles chart. In August 2013, Eldredge issued his first album, Bring You Back, which included "Raymond" and "Don't Ya" as well as subsequent hits "Beat of the Music" and "Mean to Me." Eldredge was one of the opening acts on Taylor Swift's 2013 concert tour, and in 2015 he toured in tandem with Darius Rucker. May 2015 brought Eldredge another country hit, "Lose My Mind," which rose to number 12 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and "Just a Taste" followed in July 2015. Released on September 11, 2015, Eldredge's second album, Illinois, solidified his country stardom thanks to a pair of singles that reached number two on Billboard's Hot Country chart: "Lose My Mind" and "Drunk on Your Love." "Wanna Be That Song," which peaked at 17, kept Illinois on the charts into 2016, and in October of that year he released the holiday album Glow. Eldredge delivered the single "Somethin' I'm Good At" in February 2017, six months prior to the August release of his eponymous third album. ~ Steve Leggett
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    Popularity
  2.   Don't Ya
  3.   Beat of the Music
  4.   Lose My Mind
  5.   Drunk on Your Love
  6.   Mean to Me
  7.   Somethin' I'm Good At
  8.   Wanna Be That Song
  9.   The Long Way
  10.   Raymond
  11.   Baby, It's Cold Outside
  12.   Love Someone
  13.   White Christmas
  14.   Illinois
  15.   It Ain't Gotta Be Love
  16.   The Christmas Song
  17.   Blue Christmas
  18.   The First Noel
  19.   It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  20.   Silent Night
  21.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  22.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  23.   Winter Wonderland
  24.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  25.   Castaway
  26.   Bring You Back
  27.   Tell Me Where to Park
  28.   Haven't Met You
  29.   The Reason
  30.   If You Were My Girl
  31.   Superhero
  32.   No Stopping You
  33.   Cycles
  34.   Brother
  35.   One Mississippi
  36.   Crystal Clear
  37.   Heartbreaker
  38.   Lose It All
  39.   On and On
  40.   Gotta Get There
  41.   Signs
  42.   Phone Call to God
  43.   Going Away for a While
  44.   Shadow
  45.   You Can't Stop Me
  46.   Just a Taste
  47.   Go On Without Me
  48.   Time Well Spent
  49.   Glow
  50.   What Christmas Means to Me
  51.   Fire
  52.   Waited Too Long
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