Country singer Brett Eldredge shows off his soulful vocal skills in his brand new 12 Days of Brettmas series, in which he sings a cappella by candlelight. In the first two clips released this week, he takes on the classics "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Silent Night," both cuts are lifted from his first holiday album, Glow (out now). As you can probably imagine, Eldredge's impressive tenor glides across the iconic melodies with ease, as tasteful and smooth as eggnog.
"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," Eldregde said of the LP, which follows his last all-original studio album, Illinois.
He added, “I’ve been inspired for this record from a very young age. 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.”
Glow features big-band renditions of other such Christmas standards as "Let It Snow," the Meghan Trainor-assisted "Baby, It's Cold Outside" [listen here], "White Christmas" and "The First Noel," along with the original and title cut.
Eldredge's current radio single "Wanna Be That Song" is currently climbing the airwaves.
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Watch the first two videos below: