Brett Eldredge is giving fans a stripped-down version of a few tracks from his latest critically-acclaimed album, Sunday Drive. “Live From Royal Plum,” a three-part acoustic performance series, was filmed at GRAMMY-winning producer Daniel Tashian’s home studio and serves as the first content ever shot in the space. An intimate version of the album’s title track “Sunday Drive” premiered exclusively on YouTube today (watch here).
American Songwriter helped Eldredge kick-off the series last month with the premiere of his current single “Gabrielle” (Live From Royal Plum) (watch here), relating the name-titled song to iconic tunes such as Kenny Rogers’ “Lucille” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” (read here). Eldredge will round out the series next week with the release of “When I Die” (Live From Royal Plum).
Sunday Drive debuted as the top-selling country album week of release and marked Eldredge’s fifth Top 5 on the Top Country Albums chart. Produced by Tashian and fellow GRAMMY-winning producer Ian Fitchuk, the album continues to bring in critical praise with Billboard naming it “his most compelling set yet, full of musical diversity and heart.” People describes the album as “bounding anthems and expansive ballads not meant for indoor listening,” while The Tennessean calls it “a creative rebirth for one of modern country’s most soulful vocalists,” placing it on Nashville’s Best Music of 2020, So Far list. Eldredge has already brought live takes of the tracks to morning and late night shows alike, including Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Late Night with Stephen Colbert and more.
Eldredge gives fans a rare glimpse into his personal life and musical journey with the film Sunday Drive (The Documentary)) (watch here). The short film takes viewers alongside the singer / songwriter from Nashville to his hometown of Paris, Illinois and then to Chicago, where he recorded the album. Directed by PJ Brown, the documentary features the friends, family, team members and collaborators who have made Eldredge the artist he is today.