Brett Eldredge
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Brett Eldredge's brand new album, Illinois, is FINALLY HERE! Illinois is Brett's sophomore album, and includes his hit single "Lose My Mind," along with 11 other new songs.

Illinois has a lot of meaning to Brett, aside from it being his album title -- it's where he's from! Brett is from a small town called Paris, and he tells iHeartRadio that he's always wanted to name an album after his home state. 

"Being from Illinois I always wanted to title an album Illinois. It has a great ring to it, but it means so much coming from a little town in Illinois in the middle of nowhere, a town called, Paris. I learned so much about life, and about who I am, and hard work, and family. It's just a huge part of who I am, so I just thought I would love to have an album called Illinois. And here we are, I get to go look at it on a shelf, and I see my picture with the word Illinois, and it’s something I dreamt up. It’s just the coolest thing in the world."

[Buy Illinois on iTunes]

If you've been losing your mind over Brett's amazing single "Lose My Mind," you're not alone. In fact, that's what the song is about. Brett explained to us that the track is about being so crazy about somebody that you can't stop thinking about them ... and it makes you crazy - a good crazy though.

"I think we've all been to this spot where you kind of go lovesick crazy over somebody, where you can't stop thinking about them no matter what you do. If you're walking down the sidewalk to work, or if you're in the middle of an interview, or if you're in the middle of a conversation, or if you're in the middle of playing a show, if you're in the middle of eating dinner. Whatever it is, you can’t stop thinking about that person. When you're trying to sleep, you can't stop thinking about that person because you just love them, they drive you crazy, they make you lose your mind in an awesome way. It's a great feeling but it also makes you go nuts in a great way."

Brett EldredgePhoto: Rachel Kaplan for iHeartRadio

Now that Brett's fans can finally hear all of his new music, here's what the country star wants them to take away from listening to it:  

"I want this album to feel like it's a part of your life. All the way down to the title track, no matter how far you go in life, where you come from, or those memories that you hold dear, those roots that you have, always are in the back of your mind, always can keep you true to who you are. I just want everybody to go on a ride with this album, and kind of experience the different things it has to offer, from the story songs, to the 'Lose My Mind' kind of crazy, fun, dance along songs, to the heartbreak songs like 'Lose It All' and love songs like 'Want To Be That Song' and 'Drunk On Your Love.' I want them to go on and step into my world for a little while, and go on a ride with me, and kind of experience what Illinois is."

Brett celebrated his new album with fans at his iHeartRadio Country LIVE show. The country star performed new songs from Illinois, including "Lose My Mind," "Drunk On Your Love," "Wanna Be That Song," and more.

Check out exclusive videos from Brett Eldredge's iHeartRadio Country LIVE show below!


"Lose My Mind"

"Drunk On Your Love"

"Wanna Be That Song"

Check out photos from iHeartRadio Country LIVE with Brett Eldredge below!