Official Music Video Debuts Today with CMT


Follows Surprise Christmas Eve Release of “Holy Water”

Brett Eldredge is kicking off the new year by sharing more new music with the release of “Want That Back” (LISTEN HERE) and its official music video, making a broadcast premiere on CMT, CMT Music and ViacomCBS Times Square Billboards today (WATCH HERE). Co-written with Scooter Carusoe, the lyrics harken back to a time when life was simpler, more care-free, and you could see happiness in the little things all around. 

“I woke up at 3:33 one night and was feeling the weight of everything going on in the world,” explained Eldredge. “From the pandemic, to the hate and the violence - all these different things made me crave the pure and simple parts of life that I miss. I was looking for comfort in these moments that I feel bring purpose into my life. It was just such a powerful feeling that overtook me and I couldn’t go back to sleep until I wrote the whole chorus. 

“Want That Back” follows the surprise Christmas Eve release of “Holy Water” (LISTEN HERE) a special gift from Eldredge to his fans. Rolling Stone praises the “grand piano number that shows off the Chicago-area native’s range” and its “tones of hope and redemption.”

“To me, ‘Holy Water’ represents the cleansing of the spirit,” Eldredge shared. “You can find it in ways by recognizing the love for yourself, for being there for yourself, and protecting that inner child. This is a huge power that we all have and it exists deep down in our hearts. You can also find it through someone who is there for you through every up and down through the walk of life. They are your holy water. Whatever your beliefs are, you can go to a spiritual place - and hopefully this song can take you there. Recording this was incredibly vulnerable for me, and the production from Dave Cobb is fantastic.” 

The Platinum-selling recording artist most recently released his brand-new holiday album, Mr. Christmas. Eldedge celebrated the launch with multiple TV appearances including performances on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertGood Morning AmericaDisney Parks Magical Christmas Parade, Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes AroundThe Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and CMA Country Christmas

Mr. Christmas followed his highly celebrated debut Christmas album, Glow. In 2016, the project inspired a single live show in Nashville, which has now grown into the beloved Glow LIVE holiday tour. A feel-good annual tradition for many, Glow LIVE has made multiple stops for capacity crowds in major cities across the country, including back-to-back sold-out nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.

These latest releases follow his seven country radio No. 1’s, nine Gold and Platinum-certified singles, two Gold-certified albums, multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music nominations and wins and most recently, his critically acclaimed fourth studio record, Sunday Drive. With help from GRAMMY-winning producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, Eldredge brought the album to life by leaning into vulnerability and pulling inspiration from his own personal experiences.

Comments (8)

  1. Britany


    2 years ago

    So proud to be one of the many to watch you grow and become the singer we all know and love!
  2. Cookie97


    2 years ago

    I love this journey you are on Brett! You have such a gift for songwriting! Keep being you and you loyal Locals will take the journey with you! I am so proud of you!
  3. KC


    2 years ago

    In love with the new song :)
  4. Angie Leigh

    Angie Leigh

    2 years ago

    To say I'm obsessed is quite an understatement. Both of the new songs are so amazing. I'm so happy to see Brett finally getting the recognition he deserves. He is such a brilliant songwriter and absolutely incredible singer. Just when you don't think it's possible for him to get any better, he does!
  5. AnnaR


    2 years ago

    I am here for all if this! These new songs are wonderful. You are so talented and your lyrics speak straight to my heart! Thankful for all to come, this next album will be pure perfection! God bless and I'm thrilled to be on this journey with you!
  6. Lolita


    2 years ago

    Hi Brett. I agree with you. We all need to get simple. We cannot forget our reason for being here. Our humanity. It is so important to just see happiness in simplicity. Taking a,walk ,smelling the flowers ,loving the morning dew. Enjoying a cup of Joe in the serenity of sunrise. I really love ur thoughts. I have not been on here much nor have I been on social media following you only becuz of unwanted messages from individual who claim to b you. Just know u r loved and admired. Love u miriam
  7. Trish


    2 years ago

    So glad to be a Local and your fan. You are simply..the best Brett
  8. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho

    2 years ago

    Brett, you are such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for your raw and touching music. It truly warms my soul@ I love you!!!❤