8 Songs You Didn’t Know Brett Eldredge Wrote
Illinois native Brett Eldredge burst onto the country scene with the release of his debut album in 2013 bring you back. The album spawned three No. 1 hits, “Don’t Ya”, “Beat of the Music” and “Mean to Me”, and launched a career that spanned nearly a decade.
Eldredge continued his momentum with the release of his 2015 album Illinois, which included the infectious singles “Lose My Mind”, “Drunk on Your Love” and the romantic ode “Wanna Be That Song”. Just two years later, her impressive self-titled album featured a more evolved sound, which was spotlighted on singles “Somethin’ I’m Good At”, “The Long Way” and “Love Someone”.
Although Eldredge’s career continues to flourish, the 36-year-old wanted a change of pace. He walked away from all social media platforms and replaced his smartphone with an old school flip phone, allowing himself to focus on writing music and staying in the moment. With a new batch of music ready to go, he recruited Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian, who produced Kacey Musgraves golden hour, to work on the project. Released in 2020, the Incredibly Personal sunday walk showed a more organic and stripped-down sound which gave new depth to Eldredge’s sound.
A longtime fan of classic crooners like Frank Sinatra, Eldredge has also recorded two big band-inspired retro holiday albums: 2016’s Shine and 2021 Mr Christmas. Although most know Eldredge for his vocal talents and energetic personality, he has also proven himself to be a truly gifted songwriter. The vast majority of tracks in his music catalog were written or co-written entirely by Eldredge, which is one of the reasons his music always feels authentic, raw and heartfelt.
Eldredge is gearing up to release their fifth studio album, songs about youJune 17. Fans got a taste of what’s to come from this latest collection of music with the release of the disc’s heartbreaking title track, along with follow-up tracks “Wait Up For Me” and “I Feel Fine.”
Before this new batch of music, let’s take eight great country songs written by Brett Eldredge and recorded by other artists.