Saturday, October 05, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Brett Eldredge

Artist:Brett Eldredge
Song:Don't Ya
Album:Bring You Back

After a couple of false starts, Brett Eldredge scored a top five country hit with Don't Ya from his from his debut CD Bring You Back. I would describe his music as country pop. He was born Mar. 23, 1986 in Paris, IL. His cousin is Terry Eldredge of the bluegrass group The Grascals. He got interested in country music when he heard Brooks & Dunn at age 16. Eldredge moved to Nashville to study at Middle Tennessee State University. He started writing songs and performed at songwriters nights at Nashville clubs. He was introduced to veteran producer Byron Gallimore and signed with his publishing company. Gallimore told him to keep writing and he would get a record deal. One of Eldredge's songs was recorded by Gary Allan and this led to a deal with Atlantic Records. The single Raymond was released in 2010 but it only reached #23 on the Country Singles chart. Then a second single It Ain't Gotta Be Love was released in advance of Eldredge's debut CD in 2011 and only reached #46 on the Country Singles chart. So Atlantic pulled the album and reworked it. Don't Ya was released Oct. 2012 and reached #5 on the Country Singles chart. So this time they got it right. Eldredge wrote Don't Ya with Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley. DeStefano produced the song. He has produced several American Idol contestants including Kelly Clarkson, Lee DeWyze and Haley Reinhart and also produced The Voice winner Javier Colon. Eldredge's debut CD Bring You Back was released Aug. 2013. Several songs were produced by Luke Laird who has produced Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. Eldredge opened for Taylor Swift's Red Tour and is now headlining his own tour. He's done well so far. Here's the video for Don't Ya by Brett Eldredge.

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