Brett Eldredge is celebrating his second No. 1 song this week with “Beat of the Music.” Which is exciting for him…but also potentially scary.
That’s because, when Radio.com caught up with Eldredge earlier this year, he said that if “Beat of the Music” went to No. 1 he’d go shark diving. So, now that the song has topped the Mediabase country singles chart, is he rethinking that initial idea?
“The funny thing is, I’m actually very willing to do it,” Eldredge told Radio.com. “I’m not rethinking it, but I’m definitely thinking I’m a little crazier than I thought I was. Especially, after jumping out of an airplane after the first No. 1. That was that bet. And now all of a sudden I’m saying I’m going to jump with these gigantic sharks that are bigger than me, that could definitely have a snack with me.”
Last year, before his debut single “Don’t Ya” was even No. 50, Eldredge made a bet with his team to go skydiving if the song ever made it to No. 1.
“I knew that getting a No. 1 song is like winning the lottery,” he said. “The next thing you know, it hits No. 20 and 15 and 10 and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I might really have to go skydiving and I’m so scared of heights.’ It got to No. 1, and the next thing I know I’m 14,000 feet up looking out the window of an airplane and there I was, I had a No. 1 song. It was a crazy ride, and I feel so blessed about that.”