This week’s co-host Brett Eldredge has spent the first half of 2019 traveling around the world. He tells Lon that he spent January at a rented beach house in Malibu. February was spent on a European tour. Then recently he & Jon Pardi toured Australia.
During the Australia tour, Brett says, “Pardi got me a couple bottles of champagne, and we were talking about the first time we met over ten years ago, and he we are playing the farthest we can be from home, and people are climbing on each other’s shoulders singing our songs, that was cool.”
Brett is friends with FGL’s Tyler Hubbard, and he told Lon, “We went fishing last week, it was so hot, and I caught a 5 pound bass. We had a blast, enjoyed catching up. Talk about someone who loves his toys, he caught a bass a few years back on a remote control boat. He tied a lure on the back of it. I really want to see a 5 pound bass fight an electric boat.”
Brett is a huge baseball fan, and in fact he’s doing a concert later this month at the Philadelphia Phillies baseball stadium. The concert follows the Phillies-Nationals game. Of course, the Phillies recently acquired all-star Bryce Harper from the Nationals. Brett said, “He walks out to ‘Drunk On Your Love.’ So does the Cubs Anthony Rizzo. We played it together at Murphy’s, a bar in Chicago. He learned piano to ‘Drunk On Your Love.’ We jammed it out.”
Last year, Brett toured with Blake Shelton & Carly Pearce. Carly has told us that Brett rides a motorized suitcase. Brett explained, “It’s true. They’re called Modo-bags. Its a suitcase that is also motorized, and you can race them in the airports. People look at you so weird. They’re pretty fast too.”
Brett recently gave up his smart phone for a flip phone. He told Lon, “With the flip phone, I was way more connected with myself. When you get in the silence and allow yourself to think, its amazing. I was writing so many songs because my energy wasn’t going to my phone. The only thing that’s rough is getting Uber or Lyft. I’m just trying to be like what I was 15 years ago.”
Lon noticed an interesting screen saver on Brett’s phone: “It means continuous improvement. I’m always working to better myself. We can all improve something. I’m always trying to figure how to do that. It feels good.”
Brett also has great stories this week about Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Kip Moore, Keith Urban, Jon Pardi, and Dan & Shay.
NEXT WEEK: Thomas Rhett