Brett Eldredge grew up listening to records from Ray Charles, Ronnie Dunn, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra. From very early on, music was a part of his life. "There's a video of me singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame
" in the living room with a Chicago Cubs helmet on; we're huge Cubs fans," he told The Boot
. "In it, you can see that I could actually carry a tune at the young age of four."
"My family started to have me sing the National Anthem at family parties. I'd get real nervous, and then someone would give me a candy bar or $5, and I'd sing," he added. "My body would shake. They'd call it the man voice, because I had this older voice coming out of a kid's body."