Brett Eldredge reflects on the sweet sacrifices his mom made to make sure he succeeded Facebook/Brett Eldredge
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Brett Eldredge is thankful to his mother for giving him life, but he also gives her credit for kick-starting his career as a country singer.

When a young Brett showed talent as a singer, Brett’s mom encouraged him to follow his dream. She also put in a lot of work to help Brett get started singing as a kid growing up in Illinois.

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Brett tells Rare Country, “She literally learned to run the sound for me [at my shows] by reading a booklet with a bunch of math problems. It’s like foreign language when you’re reading all the frequencies. My mom — she was a nurse, but she went and learned.”

That feat took a lot of effort for Brett’s mom since she isn’t technically inclined.

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Brett says with a smile, “I’m still always trying to tell my mom how to work her iPhone. She’s not technically inclined, but the fact that she went and tried to learn and was always there to haul sound equipment into the back of a minivan or whatever. That’s a great mom. ”

Without the help from his mother, Brett isn’t so sure he’d be winning CMA Awards and racking up a string of No. 1 country hits today.

“It’s a big deal when you have somebody that’ll love you and supports you and wants you to succeed in whatever you do,” Brett explains. “They encouraged me to go after music if I wanted to do it, and helped move me down to Nashville and did all that.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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