Country music singer Brett Eldredge’s first-ever headlining tour recently came to conclusion, but if you didn’t get a chance to catch him live, we have good news! The musician has revealed plans to extend the trek with new fall 2018 dates, so fans across the U.S. will now have a second opportunity to catch the talented singer-songwriter live during one of his additional 11 shows.
The second leg of “The Long Way Tour” will kick off on September 13 in Denver, Colorado. From there, Eldredge will hit a slew of cities including Kansas City, Cleveland, St. Louis, Manchester, and Orlando. The tour will wrap on October 19 in Boca Raton, Florida.
Supporting the Illinois native will be country newcomer Devin Dawson, who was also an opening act for the first leg of the tour. His debut single “All On Me” became an instant hit, charting high on the country lists. Dawson released his debut album Dark Horse in January 2018.
Eldredge’s tour takes its name from his highly successful single off his fourth studio album, eponymously named Brett Eldredge and released in March 2017. The romantic ballad peaked at number three on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, while the album climbed to number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Who is Brett Eldredge?
- Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois and grew up listening to records by Ray Charles, Ronnie Dunn, Bobby Darin, and Frank Sinatra. From very early on, music was a part of his life, and his family was having him sing the National Anthem at the age of 4. After graduating from Elmhurst, Eldredge moved to Nashville where he became proficient in guitar.
- Eldredge is a cousin of Terry Eldredge, who was once of the mainstays of Dolly Parton's band and since 2004 has been a member of seminal bluegrass outfit the Grascals.
- He earned a record deal in 2010 and released his debut single, “Raymond,” which peaked at number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His debut studio album, Bring You Back, was released in 2013 and yielded three number one singles: “Beat of the Music,” “Mean to Me,” and “Don’t Ya.”
- The country singer continued his rise to prominence with the release of his second studio album, Illinois, in 2015, which spawned several chart-toppers like "Lose My Mind,” "Drunk on Your Love," and "Wanna Be That Song.”
- Eldredge was named the CMA Awards New Artist of the Year in 2014.
- If you’re given the opportunity to get on his tour bus, be prepared for a little fun. There’s a drawer full of wigs and he makes each of his visitors wear one!