Thursday, August 18, 2016
– Brett Eldredge will release his first holiday album this year, he announced today.
"I've been inspired for this record from a very young age," said Eldredge. "I dreamt of the day I could record all these classic songs that I've loved since I was a little kid. I recorded those classics in New York City and tried to give a tip of the hat to the ones that came before me - Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles - by adding that swing and that soul to the best of my ability. When it came to actually recording, I wanted to live in the experience. We hung Christmas lights in the studio in the middle of May and had musicians from the best bands in the world all in the same room - from horns to strings. Everyone was so inspired to make this classic record. I think it really shows in the songs and I can't wait for people to hear that magic we found."
No release date was given.
The album was recorded at Avatar Studios in New York. Produced by Rob Mounsey (Elton John, James Taylor, Idina Menzel, Michael Bublé) and Jay Newland (Etta James, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton), it will feature Christmas standards, plus an original titled "Glow."
Eldredge is on the road with Keith Urban for his ripCord world tour with dates running through August.