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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