A sweet, soulful love song, “The Long Way” tells the story of a couple on a meaningful hometown tour – tailor-made, perhaps, for one of those storied hometown dates on the Bachelor franchise. “Take me the long way around your town / Were you the queen with the silver crown,” Eldredge sings, over crashing cymbals and atmospheric guitar.
“The Long Way” isn’t entirely new, as the country crooner has been throwing it into his live set lists during recent shows. He also performed the sweeping ballad live at Sunday’s 2017 Miss USA pageant, a fitting tune for a show that ends with a coveted “silver crown.”
Eldredge announced Brett Eldredge during a recent visit to Today, where he also helped hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford reveal the nominees for this year’s CMT Music Awards. Brett Eldredge is out August 4th.