Album: Bring You Back (2011)


  • Brett Eldredge's breakthrough hit tells the story of a staffer at a nursing home. One of the patients there has Alzheimer's disease and she mistakes the staffer for her deceased son Raymond. "My grandmother had Alzheimer's," Eldredge told Radio.com "and I wrote that song from the experience of watching her go through it."
  • Eldredge told American Songwriter magazine the story of the song. "I wrote it with a guy named Brian Christler," he said. "I told him about what my grandmother was going through and how torn up I was about that, and I had no idea that we were going to write a song called 'Raymond,' but it just came out and it was real."
  • Brett Eldredge re-recorded the song in 2020 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's. Dedicated to his grandmother, the reimagined version is part of the Alzheimer's Association's "Music Moments" initiative, which features a collection of new recordings and unreleased tracks by various artists.


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