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Hometown honors Eldredge

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Brett Eldredge, returned to his roots on Sunday when he was honored in a hometown ceremony at "Brett Eldredge Day" in Paris, Ill.

More than 2,000 people, in a town with less than 10,000 residents, attended. The singer was recognized for his achievements in country music, his hometown values and the role he played in putting Paris on the map. Eldredge received a proclamation from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and was honored with new town signs reading "Home of Nashville Recording Artist Brett Eldredge." His management also sponsored a fund drive for Compassionate Food International.

In August, Eldredge released his debut CD, "Bring You Back," and marked the occasion with performances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Today" and "Live with Kelly & Michael." The album features his debut single Raymond and his number one hit single, Don't Ya." This past spring Eldredge opened for Taylor Swift on "The RED Tour" and then joined Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert on their "Locked & Reloaded Tour." This fall, the country artist received his first CMA Award nomination for "New Artist of the Year" and launched his first headlining club tour, "Bring You Back Fall 2013 Tour." In January, he'll join Keith Urban's "Light The Fuse Tour 2014" followed by Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight Tour." His latest single, Beat of the Music, was the most-added at country radio on its debut and just climbed inside the top 30.

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