One Mississippi

Album: Bring You Back (2013)


  • Eldredge explained to how this ballad blends his love for Country and Soul music. "'One Mississippi' is definitely a song that brings in the whole love I have for soulful music combined with country," he said. "I heard Ronnie Dunn growing up, I heard Brooks & Dunn and I loved his soulful vibe that he had. I love how he ties that in with country music but with a very rural lyric."
  • Eldredge told American Songwriter magazine in a 2013 interview why he's especially proud of this song. "I wrote that song with Tom Douglas probably three or four years ago," he said. "I started my radio tours and I'd be singing a few songs in a conference room, just me and that song. I was working on my record probably for two years, and that song has stuck with me the whole time. It's just been something that has stuck with the fans. It's always been one of my most popular songs. I'm so proud of the song because it's been a wild ride to get to that point, and this song was with me from the beginning, and it stays strong through all of it. It's a special song."


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