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Brett Eldredge reveals: ‘I wasn’t cool enough’

Brett Eldredge is having the year of his life with CRS and ACM honors
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Brett Eldredge is starting to pave his way in country music, but he wasn’t always as hopeful as he is now. In an interview posted by Billboard on February 17, Brett Eldredge reveals that though he loves what he does and wants to have a singing career for a long time, he wasn’t always “cool enough” to get what he wanted.

In speaking of the annual Country Radio Seminar, Brett Eldredge said:

I've been going to CRS the last few years, hanging out at the Bridge Bar, and all of that. I always wanted to go to the New Faces Show, but I literally couldn't get in. I wasn't cool enough. I would walk up, and I didn't have the right pass or whatever.

The CRS New Faces show is a by-invitation-only gala cocktail party that allows attendees to mingle with country artists. A stage show featuring new artists also takes place and can be considered a launching point in the careers of many.

In 2014, Brett Eldredge doesn’t have to worry about getting an invitation as he’ll instead be performing at the New Faces show on February 21. Brett received the honor along with Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham when he and the other artists were voted in by radio station personnel across the country.

Between the CRS recognition and being voted in as a finalist for the ACM New Artist of the Year award, Brett Eldredge is having the kind of year he’s always dreamed of and the kind that will give him firm footing toward a much bigger goal:

I want to do this for a long time, and be able to get my songs out there for years to come.

After almost making it to the Billboard top 20 with his debut single “Raymond” in 2010, just two years later, Brett Eldredge found himself at the top of the Country Airplay chart with “Don’t Ya.” His latest single, “Beat of the Music” is steadily climbing as well, having moved up 5 spots in the last week.

Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” can be heard on YouTube or downloaded on iTunes. To vote Brett Eldredge into the ACM New Artist of the Year position, visit beginning March 24.

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