This week, Brett Eldredge co-hosts the Countdown to play songs from his new Glow Deluxe Christmas album, and look ahead to his plans for 2019.
Brett told Lon, “I’m in the holiday spirit, it’s my favorite time of year. I love the magic of Christmas music, and the classic nostalgia of it. We did a Glow Deluxe because we want to keep it around and in part of people’s traditions and families for many years to come.”
Brett did several TV tapings before Christmas, and told Lon he met Tony Bennett ” I got to meet him, I did the Rockefeller Center tree lighting in New York, so we had dressing rooms next to each other, and I was nervous, but he’s a really nice guy. You gotta love him. He’s 90 years old and still rockin’ it.
Brett spent the first half of the year on tour with Blake Shelton: “We had this thing going on tour, where we played basketball every day. We’re both tall guys, and they were physical games. Blake had a special move where he’d toss his hat to throw them off and miss their shot. That’s his special move. But he’s a good hoopster.”
Brett shared the latest on his dog Edgar: We rode home for Thanksgiving. It was a 5 hour drive, and he has that bus mentality, he slept the whole way. He’s a great road dog. He has his own bunk, but he doesn’t sleep there. So he stays in a kennel in the front of the bus. That way, when we stop, he can get out.”
Brett told Lon he’s working on some new music: “I’m not in any rush, but I’m working on it. I feel in the best place I’ve been. I’m going to take some time and dive deep in the studio.”
Brett says after Christmas, he’s taking a vacation “I don’t know where yet. I’m a procrastinator. It’s only a few weeks away and I haven’t figured it out yet. I love to go to the islands, but I want to go to one I’ve never been to. I’m looking for my next destination somewhere. I love the high of being someplace I’ve never been. It inspires me. It gives me an edge, and I like to have that edge.”
Brett also has great stories this week about Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Dan & Shay
NEXT WEEK: Top 70 of 2018 Part 1