Drunk on Your Love artist Brett Eldredge made a new friend at his Asheville, NC, home a few days ago. Eldredge walked into his garage to find a black bear raiding his trash can. And the beast had no interest in walking away from its prospective feast.
Brett Eldredge wasn’t too terrified of the sharp-toothed invader, though. He was calm and collected enough to pull out his phone and record the interaction. Then after chasing the bear away, Eldredge posted the video on social media. At least, we assume the bear left. In the recording, despite Eldredge’s best efforts, the animal didn’t go anywhere.
“Opened the garage door to go on a hike and had a new friend waiting to say hello,” he wrote.
In the video, Brett watches the bear attempt to open a trash can. The animal was looking for some leftovers. And we can’t blame the big guy. We’re sure Brett Eldredge eats well.
“No,” he yells. “Hey! Out out out!” Then we hear some of Eldredge’s friends join in. They also yell at the animal in an attempt to scare it off. But, the black bear looks completely unphased by their voices. The biggest reaction they get is an annoyed side-eye as it knocks over the can and tries to pry it open.
Brett Eldredge Reveals That Being Back On Stage Helps Him Mentally
Earlier this summer, Brett Eldredge played his first concert in two years. In front of a packed crowd at Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout, he sang his heart out and then ran to his tour bus to process the experience. Because once he finished, he “felt numb.”
But that isn’t a new feeling for the Love Someone singer.
“It’s something I have had to learn through the years,” he told People. “How to deal with that major rush and then step away from it. I hadn’t experienced that for a couple of years. When I walked off the stage after probably playing my favorite show I’ve ever played, I’m pretty sure I was in shock. It wasn’t till the next day that I started to realize what happened that night. It was surreal.”
Ever since that night, Brett Eldredge has carried the emotional memory with him. He had forgotten how therapeutic and exhilarating it was to perform for a live crowd. Eldrige told People that he planned on walking onto the Illinois stage and start singing immediately. But instead, he teared up as soon as he looked out on the crowd.
‘It was so real and it was so just authentic,” he remembered. “Just to get that love from the crowd and realize that we all had each other again — I’ll never forget that.”
“When the music begins, nothing else matters,” he continued. “And that’s what music does. And that’s what we do for each other when we’re there to connect with one another through music. It’s a beautiful thing.”