Bring You Back

Bring You Back

by Brett EldredgeBrett Eldredge


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Brett Eldredge isn't necessarily Nashville royalty, but as a cousin of Grascal bassist Terry Eldredge, he has a passing familiarity with the Music City. More importantly, when he arrived in Nashville eager to pursue a professional career, he was ready to play the game, receptive to advice, and ready to take his time to assemble a winning debut album. He released his debut single "Raymond" in the fall of 2010, and while it wound up reaching 23 on the Billboard Country charts, it took him almost two full years to deliver Bring You Back, his full-length debut. Such a long delay suggests how seriously Atlantic Nashville took Eldredge's prospects as a star -- after the 2011 single "It Ain't Gotta Be Love" stiffed, the label certainly decided to rejigger the album, as they weren't going to waste this opportunity -- and the resulting Bring You Back is crisp, chipper, and eager to please, an album that cheerfully checks off every box on contemporary country radio. Many of those boxes reside somewhere within the Kenny Chesney universe -- "On and On" cops the breezy charm of "When the Sun Goes Down," while "Go On Without Me" favors Chesney's arena-country side, complete with an unabashed debt to U2 -- but Eldredge has an easy swagger that the perennially reserved Chesney consciously avoids. That doesn't mean Eldredge mimics Jason Aldean's exercises in indulgent machismo -- this is a guy who quite comfortably opened for Taylor Swift and never seemed out of place -- but he has an easy charm that recalls Blake Shelton before he became a television star. Apart from the slight bit of bluesy twang that drives "Tell Me Where to Park," everything on Bring You Back is shiny, happy country-pop -- even the ballads feel bright -- but that's the appeal of Eldredge and his debut: everybody involved worked hard to deliver a piece of gleaming modern country product, and it's hard to resist all that impeccable craft.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678899447
catalogNumber: 525855
Rank: 160437

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brett Eldredge   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Walt Aldridge   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Brewster   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Byron Gallimore   Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Organ,Piano
Natalie Hemby   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh   Percussion
John Osborne   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Russ Pahl   Pedal Steel Guitar
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Jimmy Nichols   Piano
Jason Lehning   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Guitar,Hammond B3
Fred Eltringham   Drums
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Matt Stanfield   Keyboards
Brad Crisler   Piano,Hammond B3
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Jason Webb   Keyboards
Tommy Harden   Drums
Mike Durham   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark Hill   Bass
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Rachel Loy   Bass
Tony Lucido   Bass
Chris DeStefano   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Fiddle,Mandolin,Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Ross Copperman   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Accordion,Electric Guitar
Shawn Fichter   Drums
Luke Laird   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Craig Nelson   Bass
Heather Morgan   Background Vocals
Jeff King   Electric Guitar
Jason Osborne   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Stephanie Chapman   Background Vocals
Charlie Judge   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Richie Biggs   Engineer
Barry Dean   Composer
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Natalie Hemby   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Engineer
Julian King   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
F. Reid Shippen   Engineer
Brad Crisler   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Erik Lutkins   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Chris DeStefano   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ross Copperman   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Sara Lesher   Engineer,Pro-Tools
David Biondolillo   Engineer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
David Axelrod   overdub engineer
Scott Velazco   Engineer
Luke Laird   Composer,Producer
Ryan Gore   Engineer,overdub engineer
Heather Morgan   Composer
Rory Rositas   Engineer,overdub engineer
Jesse Frasure   overdub engineer
Tom Douglas   Composer
David Bryant   Engineer
Scooter Carusoe   Composer
Seth Morton   Engineer
Chris Utley   Engineer,overdub engineer
Brett Eldredge   Composer,Producer
Jon Nite   Composer
Greg Becker   Composer
Elijah Sandoval   overdub engineer
RT Houston   Engineer
Shane Manally   Composer
Kirsten Kelly   grooming
Katerine Petillo   Art Direction
Evan Theodore   Assistant Tracking Engineer

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