Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge will release his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, on July 10.

The 12-song offering features 11 songs that Brett co-wrote, including the album’s lead single, “Gabrielle,” which is currently No. 43 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 12 weeks. Brett released a new video for “Gabrielle” on July 7. In addition to “Gabrielle,” Brett has shared a handful of songs from the project, including “Where the Heart Is,” “Good Day,” “Crowd My Mind” and the album’s title track.

Produced by Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, Sunday Drive was recorded at Shirk Studios in Chicago—about 180 miles north of Brett’s hometown in Paris, Ill. Songwriters featured on the album include Jessie Jo Dillon, Tyler Johnson, Ross Copperman, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk, Scooter Carusoe and more.

“I think you have to give yourself permission to do anything in life, to be brave a little bit,” says Brett. “I got to a certain point where I was doing something in repetition and it was all really good . . . but I felt like I wasn’t giving enough of myself. It took a lot of self-awareness to finally realize that if I do really have a lot more in me, then I’ve got to step up and I’ve got to take that step off the edge. And I think enough time of doing it the same way made me realize it’s time to do it big.”

Sunday Drive will follow Brett’s 2017 self-titled album, which featured Top 5 hits “The Long Way” and “Love Someone.”

Watch Brett’s new video for “Gabrielle” below.

Sunday Drive Track Listing and Songwriters

1. Where the Heart Is – Brett Eldredge, Jessie Jo Dillon, Tyler Johnson
2. The One You Need – Brett Eldredge, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Rogers
3. Magnolia – Brett Eldredge, Scooter Carusoe
4. Crowd My Mind – Brett Eldredge, Ross Copperman
5. Good Day – Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk
6. Fall For Me – Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk
7. Sunday Drive – Barry Dean, Don Mescall, Steve Robson
8. When I Die – Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk
9. Gabrielle – Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk
10. Fix A Heart – Brett Eldredge, Scooter Carusoe
11. Then You Do – Brett Eldredge, Scooter Carusoe
12. Paris Illinois – Brett Eldredge, Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk

photo by TCD

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell