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BRETT ELDREDGE – COUNTRY MUSIC’S “NEXT BIG THING” – DEBUTS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON OCTOBER 29

BRETT ELDREDGE – COUNTRY MUSIC’S “NEXT BIG THING” – DEBUTS AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON OCTOBER 29

Nashville, TN – (October 28, 2010) – Atlantic Records’ rising star Brett Eldredge, who was recently named by CMT as their “Next Big Thing,” will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, October 29. Eldredge will be introduced to the Opry stage by renowned country music singer and songwriter, Bill Anderson.

"I have one goal -- to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry," said Eldredge. "To me, that is the highest honor you can be awarded as a country music singer. So, given the opportunity to perform for the first time ever on the Grand Ole Opry stage is truly a dream come true. And then to have Bill introduce me....words can't express how cool that is for me. Bill and I have written together and I feel blessed that my friend and Opry legend, Bill Anderson will be there to share this moment...it's just an amazing feeling. I am sure I will be nervous and freaking out beforehand but I am going to make sure I take it all in."

Eldredge joins the Oak Ridge Boys, Rodney Atkins and Joe Diffie in the line-up for Friday’s show.

Brett Eldredge is county music’s hottest debut artist with his distinctive country sound and powerhouse vocals. The country star has already started quite a buzz with his debut single, “Raymond” which currently reigns in this week at No. 44 on the Billboard charts, four weeks since its release to radio. “Raymond,” written by Brett Eldredge and Brad Crisler, follows the story of a relationship between a young man and an elderly patient at a nursing home who has Alzheimer’s Disease. The woman mistakes the man as her son, affectionately calling him Raymond. The lyrics are an extremely personal journey for Eldredge, as he wrote the song after learning about the progressing decline of his grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s.

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