Atlantic Records’ powerhouse vocalist and Paris, Ill., native, Brett Eldredge, returned to his roots on Sunday (12/22) when he was honored in a hometown ceremony at “Brett Eldredge Day.” Over 2,000 people, in a town with less than 10,000 residents, attended the event. The singer was recognized for his achievements in country music, his hometown values and the role he played in putting Paris on the map. Eldredge received a proclamation from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and was honored with new town signs reading “Home of Nashville Recording Artist Brett Eldredge.” His management also sponsored a fund drive for Compassionate Food International.
Eldredge, of course, took to Twitter to share the good news. As always, his Tweet was quite humorous.
They gave me a key to the city!? This is crazy! Let’s go open doors and stuff! I love Paris Illinois! Thank you!
— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) December 23, 2013
On August 6, Brett Eldredge released his debut CD, Bring You Back, and marked the occasion with performances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Today” and “Live with Kelly & Michael.” The album features his debut single “Raymond” and his No. 1 hit single and one of the Top 5 most played songs at country radio in 2013, “Don’t Ya.” This past spring Eldredge opened for superstar Taylor Swift on “The RED Tour” and then joined Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert on their “Locked & Reloaded Tour.” This fall, the country artist received his first CMA Award nomination for “New Artist of the Year” and launched his first headlining club tour, “Bring You Back Fall 2013 Tour.” In January, he’ll join Keith Urban’s “Light The Fuse Tour 2014” followed by Billy Currington’s “We Are Tonight Tour.” His latest single, “Beat of the Music,” was the most-added at country radio on its debut and just climbed inside the Top 30.