“The turning point for him was the Taylor Swift tour,” said CAA’s Brad Bissell, who along with the company’s Buster Phillips reps Eldredge. “Each night, Brett was given 15 minutes on Taylor’s stage and had the opportunity to entertain an arena and, in some cases a stadium, filled with her fans.” Eldredge was support for 19 Swift dates in spring 2013.
That kind of exposure leads to big things. Eldredge’s “Don’t Ya” single is certified gold and sitting at No. 1 on the country airplay chart. Debut LP Bring You Back hit No. 2 on the Nielsen SoundScan country albums chart and No. 1 on iTunes’ country albums chart after dropping Aug. 6.
“He is one of those artists who thrives when challenged,” Bissell said. “Brett came off the Taylor Swift tour as not only a singer but an entertainer.”
Those chops will come in handy when he joins Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley for six dates this summer.
Headlining club and college dates are in the works for fall, along with a direct support slot on another major arena tour that kicks off in spring 2014, Bissell said.
“If there’s one word to describe Brett Eldredge it is talent,” Bissell added. “The journey to the top of the country charts took a little longer than we anticipated, but we always believed. We knew that at the end of the day Brett would get his shot because he is one of the most talented singers in Nashville.”