If a ladder to country music superstardom exists, Brett Eldredge is climbing it quickly.
His first album is “Bring You Back,” which features his first No. 1 single “Don’t Ya.” Eldredge has also been nominated for “New Artist of the Year” at the upcoming CMA Music Awards.
During a phone conversation on Monday, Eldredge said every night of his “Bring You Back” tour thus far has been an amazing experience.
“The tour has been incredible,” he said. “We’ve had several sold out shows. There hasn’t been one show that has been anything short of electric.”
What: Brett Eldredge "Bring You Back" Tour at Track 29
When: Thursday, Oct. 17., 9 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How Much: $10 advance, $12 day of show
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Eldredge also said he is excited to play in Chattanooga.
“I’ve spent some time there before,” he said. “ I had a buddy at UTC and we would go wakeboarding. I’d love to go white water rafting while I’m in town.”
Tickets to Thursday’s show are only $10 in advance, but you can expect Eldredge to give you everything he can muster while on stage.
“By the time I get off stage, I just want to pass out," he said. “I give every bit of energy I have and I can’t hardly contain myself. I make sure everybody is feeling it with me. It’s like we’re sharing the ride together. We’re all crying together, laughing and we’re falling in love to the beat of the music.”
Just this week, the Paris, Ill., native released the song “Beat of the Music,” the most added songs on country radio (a tie with "Little Big Town").
His “aww shucks” demeanor and dark humor aside (read his tweets), Eldredge also knows how to make the ladies swoon. Recently, he appeared in the “Hot Guys 2013” country edition of “People.”
Not convinced? Let’s see what else we can dig up.
For starters, Eldredge is funny. His unique tweets give a glimpse into a world far stranger than his outward appearance suggests. As an example, Eldredge suffers from "Boogerphobia," or "whatever the fear of boogers is." He also recently witnessed a "dude that has to scream like he's hatching out of an egg every time he lifts" at the gym.
Eldredge recently opened for Taylor Swift on 19 dates of “The RED Tour” and has written songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Gary Allen, Jake Owen, Hank Williams, Jr. and Neal McCoy.
On the day “Bring You Back” was released, he made an appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and followed three days later as a guest on both “Live with Kelly & Michael” and “Today.”
All of this touring leaves no time for giving back to the community, right? Wrong. Eldredge is an avid supporter of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. His debut single, “Raymond,” was inspired by his grandmother and tells the story of a woman suffering from the disease.
Eldredge will tour with Keith Urban in January as a part of Urban’s “Light The Fuse Tour 2014.”
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