Brett Eldredge Wrote A Song As His Best Man Speech For His Brother’s Wedding

November 27, 2019
Brett Eldredge

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**Warning: Kleenex required before watching the video below.**

From watching the Chicago Cubs win the World Series with his family, to having his brother in the ‘Drunk On Your Love’ music video, it is obvious how close Brett Eldredge is with his entire family.

So it is no surprise that when his brother, Brice, got married, Brett would be his best man.

And when you have the writing abilities that Brett has, mixed with his Frank Sinatra-sound, the only way to do a best man speech for your best friend is to write a song for him.

“I was totally good before I got up here,” Brett says before singing his song. “I woke up at 3 am in the morning and I got real emotional…and I wrote this song by myself. It’s called, ‘The Best Man Speech.’

Just read these chorus, and you will know why the Kleenex warning is necessary:

“So when you start a family of your own
Hope your kids run wild like we did back at home
Barefoot in the grass
Never thinking we would grow up fast
And then we did
Ever since we were kids skipping rocks on that house on North High Street
I’ve been working on my heartfelt best man speech”

Beautiful song on a beautiful occasion. Watch the full video below:

I woke up very emotional in the middle of the night a few months ago with the realization that my big brother was about to get married and that we were no longer kids anymore...I had been putting off writing my best man speech until it came to me at 3am and I wrote the whole thing in bed that night...my brother is a great man and is my first call when life comes at me sideways...he and his incredibly smart and beautiful wife Lori are gonna have an awesome life together and I couldn’t be more happy for them...so here’s my best man speech, i didn’t write it for an album or any project, I wrote it for my brother, and though it’s almost impossible to sing through the tears, hopefully you will at least hear my heart for my brother, my best friend...here's my "Best Man Speech"

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