Brett Eldredge is lobbing singles to the top of the country charts so fast that the No. 1 celebrations can’t keep up.
Eldredge and his team gathered in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon (March 29) for a BMI-hosted event to celebrate his No. 1 single “Lose My Mind,” while his latest single, “Drunk On Your Love” is currently at the pinnacle of the Country Aircheck/Mediabase singles chart. That brings Eldredge’s total to five consecutive No. 1 hits on that chart.
The party was held at trendy new cocktail bar Old Glory, which is located behind Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village. Old Glory’s location is secretive, too, in a New York kind of way. There’s no official signage to the place, just a nondescript door leading into the cocktail bar. The venue’s aesthetics include exposed brick walls, a smokestack, and 60-foot ceilings. This day, the venue was packed with industry well wishers.
Eldredge, along with his co-writers Heather Morgan and Ross Copperman, as well as BMI’s Bradley Collins, and Warner Music Nashville leader John Esposito addressed the industry-only crowd from the second floor balcony.
“Lose My Mind” marks Morgan’s second No. 1 song, following her contributions to another Eldredge hit, “Beat of the Music.”
The track was Copperman’s eighth No. 1. He also contributed to Eldredge’s “Drunk On Your Love.” In one calendar year, Copperman has taken six songs to the top of the charts. He was also just named the Academy of Country Music’s Songwriter of the Year.
Sony ATV’s Josh Van Valkenburg, CRB’s Bill Mayne, and Avenue Bank’s Cooper Samuels were among those honoring the writers. Avenue Bank offered a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in honor of the songwriters.
“Heather has a special way of looking at the world,” said Van Valkenburg. “She lives on the bright side, but I think she kind of understands the darker sides of things that people go through. Her melodies and lyrics fall somewhere in the middle, which makes her such a special songwriter. Add that to the fact that I’ve seen her work probably twice as hard since she had her first No. 1, it’s no surprise that she’s up here again celebrating this. I think there will be many more of these.”
“I think it’s a strong statement to say that someone has altered the sound of a genre, but I think it’s fair to say that bout Ross Copperman,” Van Valkenburg continued. “Over the past few years, the multitude of hits that he’s had, have truly redefined not only country music, but this generation’s songwriters that are writing for it. It’s constantly pushing the boundaries of what country music can be and where it is headed. I think we are all very lucky to have him in this town.”
Eldredge noted that before signing his recording contract, he had been playing shows around Nashville, and drew early supporters of his music.
“It is so crazy so much of a community this town is and how much people get behind you. For the rest of my life, I hope this town never loses that,” he said. “We can never let this town lose that sense of community. It’s the best place in the world.”
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