‘Catch of the Day’ – Brett Eldredge – “Something I’m Good At” [VIDEO]
Today we feature maybe happiest man in Nashville in 2016. Not only did the artist have a #1 album, 2 number 1 singles on the country chart and a third on the adult contemporary chart, he also hit #1 as part of the Artists of Then, Now and Forever, but also, and maybe in his eyes more importantly, his beloved Chicago Cubs won their first world series championship in 108 years.
Brett Eldredge was born and raised in Paris...Illinois. He got his break in Nashville in 2009 when Gary Allen recorded his song "I Think I've Had Enough" for his album Get Off On The Pain. The song led to Eldredge signing with Atlantic Records in 2010, his debut single "Raymond" dropping later that year. Eldredge made his Grand Ole Opry debut on October 29, 2010, two weeks after the release of the single.
In the meantime, Atlantic records held off releasing an album with Eldredge. His first single peaked at #23 on the Billboard Country Chart, but the follow-up "It Ain't Gotta Be Love" peaked at #46 on the chart. It wasn't until his third single "Don't Ya" started to show chart success, that the label committed to an album. Eldredge's debut album, Bring You Back wasn't released until August of 2013, one week before the single became Eldredge's first #1, after taking 42 weeks to climb
the chart. Featuring "Raymond" and "Don't Ya", the second single was left off the album, fading into obscurity. Two more chart toppers followed, and the album was certified gold.
Eldredge's second album, 2015 Illinois featured 3 more #1 hits the final two, "Drunk On Your Love" and "Wanna Be That Song" topped the charts in 2016. Also during that year, Brett released a Christmas Album, Glow, featuring the single "Baby It's Cold Outside" with pop star Meghan Trainor. The single climbed to #1 on the adult contemporary chart, Eldredge's first cross-over hit. Brett even appeared as one of the 30 former CMA Award Winners (he won the 2014 New Artist of the Year Award) as part of the Artists of Then, Now and Forever's single "Forever Country", only the second song to debut at #1 on the country charts.
But the biggest parts of 2016 for Brett, may have just included his beloved Chicago Cubs. First, he was invited to shoot the video for "Wanna Be That Song" at Wrigley Field, home of his Cubs. In the video, Eldredge portrayed a Cubs player who hits the game winning home run, then celebrates at home plate with love of his life. But the
celebrating wasn't over, as Eldredge's Cubs made the post-season in 2016, and the team went on a run that ended in a game 7, extra-inning, rain delayed victory over the Cleveland Indians, to take their first World Series title since 1908. Eldredge, the die-hard fan that he was, skipped the CMA Awards, instead attending that dramatic game 7, and was definitely not disappointed.
Eldredge has been in the studio, working on his yet to be named third album, expected in mid to late 2017. We have the lead single in our spotlight today, Brett Eldredge and "Something I'm Good At", today's Catch of the Day, it's new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.