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Brett Eldredge Performs Christmas Classic on TODAY

Brett Eldredge Today

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Country music’s ‘King of Christmas’, Brett Eldredge continued to spread holiday cheer in New York City earlier this morning on NBC’s TODAY show. The platinum-selling artist performed two holiday songs from the deluxe version of his Christmas record Glow. Eldredge gave viewers at home a taste of what he showcased to fans on his ‘Glow: Live’ tour earlier this week at the Beacon Theater.

The country superstar collected toys from fans for TODAY’s toy drive on Rockefeller Plaza before joining co-anchor Hoda Kotb in studio 1A for his first performance, with his rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Kotb questioned Eldredge about what Christmas time means to him, he replied, “I’ve dreamt of this for a long time to get to do this, it’s my third year into the Glow record and now it’s deluxe, it gives me more reason to show up in New York at the most magical time of the year, it’s amazing.” Backed by an 8-piece orchestra, Eldredge stunned with his classic vocals. Watch the full performance here.

The singer-songwriter returned in the 10 a.m. hour with co-anchors Kathie Lee Gifford and Kotb to discuss Glow (Deluxe) and the artists that affected him growing up. Eldredge shared, “Frank (Sinatra) and Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, I mean just the greats, the classics. And when I was going to record this record, I wanted it to feel like it was recorded in that time and just feel classic.” The three revisited the first time Eldredge visited TODAY and how nervously sweet he was. Kotb and Gifford complemented the country star on remaining the same kind person, in which Eldredge promised he would never change. He then shared his holiday plans with his family and how they used to make him sing “O Holy Night” at Christmas, he jokingly tells them now he plays it on the ‘Glow: Live’ tour so he could sit down and enjoy the holiday.

Eldredge closed out the morning show with his original Christmas tune and the album’s title track, “Glow.” Watch the full performance here.

The singer will wrap up his five dates ‘Glow Live’ tour run this weekend with two sold-out shows at CMA Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. The King of Christmas will also perform on Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade which will air Tuesday, December 25th on ABC from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. eastern standard time.

 

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Brett Eldredge: ‘Glow Live’ Sells Out Historic Beacon Theater In NYC

Glow Live Tour

Last night, platinum-selling artist and country music’s King of Christmas, Brett Eldredge came back to the Big Apple to spread the Christmas spirit with his ‘Glow Live Tour’. He brought his captivating Christmas show back to the city where it all began, once again selling out the holiday evening for the second year in a row. Last year, Eldredge packed Irving Plaza with his one night only holiday show, but this year he extended the run to 4-cities playing at theaters in Canada, Chicago, New York, and Nashville. This time around he sold out the historic Beacon Theater in New York City, giving many more fans a chance to see him perform songs off his deluxe edition of ‘Glow.’

As the lights dimmed and the stage lit up, the man of the hour walked out dressed to impress in his dashing velvet suit jacket while holding his drink of choice, whiskey. The stage itself was a winter wonderland set-up with Christmas trees and other holiday decor, while also having a full orchestra to perform alongside the powerhouse vocalist. Eldredge kicked off the night with a holiday favorite, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” right off the bat enchanting the audience with his holiday spirit. As the night was just getting started he was already in awe of the crowd, taking in every moment on stage while saying, “Beacon Theater! I have waited the entire year to play this show, this is like a bucket list right here. I have been waiting to do this for a long time, this place is beautiful, you are beautiful! We are going to do this right tonight, I just want you to have a smile on your face, feel good, no pressure.”

Before each song, Eldredge would take the time to interact with the audience by telling stories. Right before he sang the classic “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” he mentioned, “We have been traveling all around the country and the world this year but I love one thing, I love to end the year here. For the last three years, I’ve been coming here and everybody has treated me so well, I get to walk around this city and then I finally get to go home to my home in Illinois at the end of the year, this song is something special.” He continued the night playing his renditions of the holiday hits off of his deluxe album ‘Glow,’ while even playing with some of the crew that helped him record the album here in New York City. There was an endless amount of talent up on the stage, every note was played effortlessly while Eldredge showed off his smooth vocals.

Glow Live Tour

Throughout the night he performed the holiday classics and favorites, “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Silver Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “O Holy Night,” which got a standing ovation at the end. He moved the entire audience with his renditions and his unbelievable vocals, as well as performing his original song, “Glow,” showing everyone just how much he loves Christmas music. Once everyone was standing up he kept the night going with everyone on their feet, singing his rendition of the Elvis Presley song, “Blue Christmas,” getting the whole crowd clapping and dancing along.

When it came time for his last song of the night, the King of Christmas, turned off his microphone, shut the lights and stood in the front of the stage to take a moment of it just being him and the crowd. Before going into the song he said, “I don’t care what beliefs you have or  whatever it is, we can all still pull together on a certain thing, just trying to get through life by putting a smile on each other’s faces and we can work through this, so when I sing this song, if you feel like singing you can sing along but just let it be gentle, let it be quiet, and just feel it in your heart and leave with a smile on your face and know that I love you!,” singing an A cappella version of “The First Noel.” Check out our exclusive video of the chilling moment above. Eldredge was a force to be reckoned with, his voice running through the theater while everyone in the crowd sang softly along. Leaving the audience with goosebumps, making it a moment to never forget, a moment where we all experienced the magic that is Brett Eldredge.

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Brett Eldredge Releases Stunning Video for “The First Noel”

There are few things that can get you in the holiday spirit like Christmas music, and there are few things that represent the holidays more than bringing people together. In Brett Eldredge’s stunning new video for his acapella take on “The First Noel,” the golden-voiced singer does just that.  On social media, Eldredge shared, “This is one of the realest, rawest things I’ve ever got to be a part of…I hope it helps you find peace in your heart.”  Watch his beautiful rendition above.

In the stark and stirring video, Eldredge sings the oft-covered classic in an abandoned church, unaccompanied by anything aside from his powerful and emotional voice. Over the course of the clip, he’s joined by people of various ages, genders, and backgrounds in the beautiful, abandoned church. Each of the people who enter the church light a candle, and by the end of the video, the previously dark church is completely bathed in candlelight.

“We wanted to show how we are all going through life searching for peace,” Eldredge shares with Esquire of the meaning behind the video. “And the [simple] message of this song can bring us all together, in one place.”

Eldredge will bring his Glow tour to New York City’s Beacon Theater on December 11 and will most likely be singing his version of “The First Noel” at the show. Limited tickets are available for purchase here.

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Brett Eldredge Kicks Off Annual Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

2018 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

2018 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, Photo Credit: @rockcenternyc via Instagram

Last night, NBC kicked off the most wonderful time of the year with the annual lighting of New York City’s famous tree on the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” holiday special. Every year, thousands of people travel from all over to watch this one of a kind occasion that takes over New York City. This year was no different with the thousands of spectators in Rockefeller Center, enjoying the night watching some of music’s biggest stars perform, while waiting in anticipation for the tree to be lit.

Before the primetime telecast started, there was a one-hour pre-show special to warm up the crowd for the holiday ceremony to come. Country stars Kellie Pickler, Brett Eldredge, and Martina McBride all appeared singing holiday favorites, getting everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Kellie Pickler Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

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Kicking off the pre-show was singer-songwriter, Kellie Pickler, taking the stage in a stunning red dress and black overcoat performing “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” giving the song a country twist. When it came time for the two-hour primetime special, she sang the classic song, “Santa Baby.” Once the tree was lit, she came back on stage with a choir singing “Joy to the World,” as seen and heard in this year’s Hallmark Channel original movie “Christmas at Graceland,” in which Pickler made her acting debut.

Once again platinum-selling artist and country music’s King of Christmas, Brett Eldredge took the stage for the second year in a row to spread the holiday spirit at this year’s 86th annual holiday special. He came back to perform a couple of songs off his deluxe edition of ‘Glow’. First appearing on the pre-show looking dashing in a velvet suit jacket, singing a holiday favorite, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Throughout the night he performed alongside an orchestra, showing off his smooth vocals with his rendition of  “Sleigh Bells”, and his original holiday track, “Glow”.

Brett Eldredge Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz/NBC

Last, but not least was 4-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride. She’s back again to celebrate another holiday with us New Yorkers, after recently performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last week. McBride is currently on her “The Joy of Christmas Tour”, but made a special New York stop to perform her renditions from her latest release, ‘It’s The Holiday Season’. She first took the stage during the pre-show appearing in an elegant maroon dress with a black overcoat performing the holiday classic, “Most Wonderful Time of The Year.” As the night went on she continued to sing her renditions of holiday favorites, “Winter Wonderland” and “Happy Holiday/It’s The Holiday” beautifully.

Martina McBride Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Photo Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

When it comes to the holidays, there’s no one that celebrates them quite like Eldredge. Luckily for New Yorkers, we can catch Brett Eldredge on the Glow Live tour at the historic Beacon Theatre on December 11th. Be sure to follow @NYCountrySwag on Instagram for snaps from the show. For your tickets and more information, visit bretteldredge.com.

 

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5 Country Stars Who Bring Their Adorable Pups On Tour

They don’t call dogs a man’s best friend for nothing. If you have a furry friend you know far too well that it isn’t easy being away from their precious faces for too long. Just like us, country stars know this feeling, so why not bring them on the road? Check out the artists, who bring their best buds on tour!

 

1) Brett Eldredge & Edgar Boogie – 

The most famous country pup of them all, Edgar Boogie is never too far from his dad, Brett Eldredge. The duo are inseparable, always keeping the fans up to date on their latest adventures. Every night while on tour Edgar makes a special appearance in the ‘Bedhead Jams’ portion of the show and recently was the star of Eldredge’s music video “Love Someone” The Edgar Cut. The beloved pup also has his own Instagram page, @edgarboogie.

Dogs

Photo Via @Bretteldredge Instagram

 

2) Kelsea Ballerini & Dibs – 

Kelsea Ballerini has a special fur baby in her life, making it too hard to leave him behind. She brings Dibs on tour with her whenever she can and he even has his own backstage pass for his collar. Ballerini got Dibs just after the release of her first album, The First Time, and named the pup after her first single of the same name!

Dogs

Photo Via @KelseaBallerini Instagram

 

3) Chris Young & Porter – 

Chris Young’s pup, Porter, is the newest addition to his road crew on ‘The Losing Sleep World Tour.’ Young received Porter last Christmas from his sister without knowing what his reaction would be; he ended up loving the German Shepard puppy at first sight. As a joke, the hit singer made an Instagram account for his furry friend but kept it once it started gaining followers. You can follow along, @porterthedog, to see how his first time on the road is going!

Dogs

Photo Via @ChrisYoungMusic Instagram

 

4) Michael Ray & Wrigley – 

It was love at first sight for Michael Ray and his adopted pup, Wrigley. He just couldn’t resist taking her home after the Country LakeShake Festival in 2017 and now his beloved Wrigley is constantly on the road with him. Ray and his pup have since launched, Wrigley Cares, a foundation to help animals in need. While Ray’s on tour, he sets up donation stations so concert attendees can drop off supplies that will go to local shelters.

Dogs

Photo Via @MichaelRayMusic Instagram

 

5) Maren Morris & June & Pancake – 

Maren Morris is now a dog mom of two adorable pups; June and Pancake, with husband Ryan Hurd. Morris recently received Pancake from Jon Pardi’s mom, giving June a new pal to play with while on the road. She brings out her pups as often as she can, even having June take part in the tour by having her sit sideline at her meet and greets for fans to play with.

Maren Morris Dogs

Photo Via @MarenMorris Instagram

 

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Brett Eldredge Releases Six New Songs on the Deluxe Edition of ‘Glow’

Brett Eldredge Glow Deluxe

Nobody rings in the holiday season quite like country superstar Brett Eldredge with his Christmas tunes. It is hard to believe it has been two years since the release of his Christmas album Glow. In honor of the two-year anniversary, the singer-songwriter has added six new tracks to the previous eleven song collection of holiday classics: “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Holy Night,” “Silver Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Christmas Time is Here,” as well as an A cappella version of “The First Noel”. “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “O Holy Night” and “Christmas Time is Here” are the slower of the six, while “Silver Bells,” “Sleigh Ride” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” are upbeat and cheery.

In addition to the new tracks, Eldredge gave the deluxe version an updated look with a brand new album cover. Rather than the traditional red backdrop, he opted for an icy blue background.  Despite the fact there aren’t any new originals from the platinum-selling star on this version, Eldredge’s astounding vocals stun on each track. This assortment of songs showcases his jazz-like sound, exuding a Frank Sinatra vibe. Eldredge’s rendition of these classics are true to the originals, yet somehow still his own.

If merely listening to this album does not get you into the Christmas spirit, you may just have to see it performed live. Eldredge will bring his Christmas spectacular show to the Beacon Theatre in New York City on December 11th. Tickets are available here.

Glow (Deluxe) is now available everywhere you stream or buy music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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Devin Dawson Makes His Bluebird Cafe Debut with Surprise Guest

Bluebird

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Bluebird Cafe is a magical place in Nashville, Tennessee, where fans get the true “in the round” experience, listening to artists take turns singing songs they’ve penned, songs they’ve loved, and of course telling stories. It is where many artists, such as Taylor Swift get ‘discovered,’ and home to a multitude of talented songwriters. Country newcomer, Devin Dawson made his Bluebird Cafe debut on Tuesday Night (10/9), accompanied by three of his favorite, talented songwriters, Jillian Jacqueline (one of our Swag Spotlight artists), Amy Wadge, and David Hodges.

The incredible team of musicians were sure to make the night unforgettable for the intimate crowd that gathered at the Bluebird; however, the night became even more special when superstar Ed Sheeran was noticed in the audience. Sheeran, who happened to co-write his hit “Thinking Out Loud” with Wadge, treated fans to a stripped-down version, during one of her turns.

Dawson was just as floored to have Sheeran present for his debut, and took to Twitter to express his gratitude and feelings about the epic night of music, “Unbelievable experience at @bluebirdcafetn last night. Honored to share it with some great friends & a special shout out to @edsheeran for the “Thinking Out Loud” cameo. Thanks to everyone who was a part of my first night at the sanctuary of songwriters. I’ll never forget it.”

If you find yourself in Nashville, make sure to check out the Bluebird Cafe for yourself and head over to devindawsonmusic.com to see if the artist is performing in a city near you. We caught him earlier this year on the will be  ‘The Long Way Tour’ with Brett Eldredge and Jillian Jacqueline, check out the full recap here.

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Christmas is Coming Early with Brett Eldredge’s Deluxe Edition of “Glow”

Brett Eldredge, Glow

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No one gets into the Christmas cheer quite like Platinum-selling country star Brett Eldredge. After the 2016 release of his Christmas album Glow, and the premiere of his own Christmas song, the singer is getting fans into the holiday spirit yet again.

The singer-songwriter recently announced a deluxe edition of Glow, as well as, Glow Live show dates to perform the record for growing crowds of holiday music lovers. The 18-song collection is set to be available on October 26th, with preorders beginning on Friday, October 12th.

The Avatar Studios, holiday record will feature four additional tracks, including holiday classics like, “Silver Bells,” and “Christmas Time Is Here.” According to the Grammy winner’s twitter, “GLOW is back and it’s gonna be BIG! A bunch of new CHRISTMAS JAMS and Christmas SHOWS!!!! It’s never too early [for holiday music]!”

The critically acclaimed collection will showcase a new album cover and a fresh new look; however, it is sure to continue to gets fans excited for the most wonderful time of the year. Find a full list of songs below.

In a recent press release, Eldredge shared his reasons for continuing to surprise fans with  holiday tracks, “I love Christmas music more than just about anything in the world. The ride Glow has taken me on has been so much fun, so now we’ve decided to make it deluxe! We’re also touring with these holiday songs in some of the most magical Christmas cities in North America. I can’t wait.”

Brett Eldredge's "Glow Live" will hit NYC on 12/11

Brett Eldredge’s “Glow Live” will hit NYC on 12/11

The powerhouse entertainer is taking his winter wonderland show to four cities for five sure to be incredible shows, just after wrapping up his The Long Way Tour in October. His mini-tour stops at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on December 11th, the perfect time to ring in the holiday season. For tickets and more information visit bretteldredge.com and follow along with Eldredge and holiday adventures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Glow Deluxe Track Listing:
(* New to the Deluxe edition)

  1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  2. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (ft. Meghan Trainor)
  3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  4. The Christmas Song
  5. Silent Night
  6. Glow
  7. Do You Hear What I Hear?*
  8. Winter Wonderland
  9. O Holy Night
  10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11. Silver Bells*
  12. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  13. The First Noel
  14. Sleigh Ride*
  15. White Christmas
  16. A Holly Jolly Christmas*
  17. Christmas Time Is Here*
  18. The First Noel (A capella)

 

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Brett Eldredge and Edgar Boogie FaceTime with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Brett Eldredge with Edgar Boogie

Brett Eldredge with Edgar Boogie

Country superstar, Brett Eldredge made a special appearance on The Today Show via FaceTime this morning with his best bud, Edgar Boogie. Their appearance was originally scheduled for last week to celebrate National Dog Week, but was unexpectedly rescheduled. Just minutes before the quick interview, Eldredge took to his Instagram stories to tell everyone to tune in to Kathie Lee and Hoda’s segment. The duo did not make it into the famed New York City studio, but instead FaceTimed from the singer-songwriter’s Nashville home.

The appearance was all about the precious pup and his music video debut in the Edgar Cut of “Love Someone”. During the interview fans can see Edgar falling asleep on his dad’s arm, not at all phased about being on the morning show. They showed a snippet of the heart-warming music video, showcasing Edgar’s overall acting ability and incredible cuteness. After playing the clip, Kathie Lee jokingly added, “It’s a little unsettling, No I’m kidding!”

With Edgar dozing off, it was up to his dad to answer the questions, when Hoda asked, “What did Edgar like most about the dinner?” Eldredge responded, “The steak of course, I could not keep him off…Eventually he chilled out and he got steak and he was happy!” Before concluding the appearance, the country superstar said, “He did amazing the whole video, he’s a pro!”

It’s clear to see the love that The Today Show co-anchors have for Eldredge, before the FaceTime ended, Kathie Lee mentioned how he should be their co-host all the time, with Hoda instantly agreeing. Maybe the next time Eldredge comes to New York, we will see him co-hosting with the dynamic duo again.

New Yorkers, can catch Brett Eldredge on the recently announced Glow Live tour at the historic Beacon Theatre on December 11th.

For tickets and more information visit bretteldredge.com and follow along with Eldredge and his superstar pup on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Brett Eldredge Casts Edgar Boogie in New “Love Someone” Music Video

If you know anything about country superstar Brett Eldredge, you know about his utmost love for his two-year-old Weimaraner/Vizsla mix, Edgar Boogie. Eldredge adopted Edgar when he was just 8-weeks-old, driving six hours to Alabama just to get him. In July, Eldredge shared a photo of the two on Instagram of the night Edgar came into his life with a caption describing how that first night went and how they have been inseparable ever since, calling himself a dog dad.

 

Love Someone Edgar

Photo Via @BrettEldredge on Instagram

Edgar is constantly on the road with his dad. He even has his own segment during Eldredge’s live shows where he performs tricks and falls asleep while Eldredge sings “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to him.  Having already released an official music video for his current single from his self-titled fourth studio album “Love Someone” in August, Eldredge decided to give fans a treat yesterday with a new heartwarming video, featuring himself and his precious pup. Over the weekend, the singer-songwriter teased fans with an Instagram photo of the two sharing a pile of steaks over a candlelit dinner table, captioned “Coming soon 🐶.”

The adorable music video opens with the two looking out at a beautiful forest scenery while Edgar falls asleep and dreams up his perfect day. Eldredge and his partner-in-crime go on a motorcycle ride, share an ice cream cone, play fetch in the park, have a movie night and share a bowl of popcorn, as well as enjoy that candlelit dinner.  Old clips of Edgar as a puppy, playing with and cuddling on Eldredge closeout the sweet video.

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