Ask Brett Eldredge his favorite song at the moment, and it’s safe to say it’s Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go.”
The Illinois native and lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs returned to the Windy City over the weekend to join their World Series championship parade from Wrigley Field to Grant Park to sing the victory anthem with team.
Backstage at Tuesday’s (Nov. 8) CMA Country Christmas taping, Eldredge said he’s still on a high after their historic World Series win; especially after filming the “Wanna Be That Song” video at the ball field on the year they won.
“I grew up a huge Cubs fan,” he said. “Wrigley Field has that magic aura about it. I have connections there that let me take control over Wrigley Field for a whole day, and I got to play around like a kid as a baseball player. It was the coolest experience and to have it be the year that we won the world series was just the most magic thing in the world.”
According to Billboard, “Go Cubs Go” entered the Pop Digital Song Sales chart for the first time at No. 21. The song also debuted on the Hot Digital Song Sales chart at No. 49 with 15,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 3, according to Nielsen Music.
Eldredge has another major parade coming up. He will be in New York City in two weeks for his second Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will also include performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Easton Corbin, Maddie & Tae and Cole Swindell.
“I did the Macy’s parade not too long ago, and it was when I was first getting started,” Eldredge said. “I did the Macy’s parade not too long ago and it was when I was first getting started. It was freezing and all these little kids were dressed up as cookies and all this crazy stuff. Everybody was just so happy.
“And it ended up being a memory I got to share with my family, and I got a Christmas album out. That’s the time when everyone starts listening to Christmas music — what a perfect time to hop on a float, sing Christmas songs until I can’t sing them anymore and then celebrate Thanksgiving with my family in New York City.”
Eldredge released his first Christmas album, Glow, on Oct. 28. He and Maren Morris continue Keith Urban’s ripCORD tour on Friday (Nov. 11) in Nashville. The North American leg wraps Nov. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and picks up in New Zealand on Dec. 3 with Carrie Underwood.