brett eldredge 2014 cma awards Meet Brett Eldredge, CMA Awards 2014 New Artist of the YearUpon winning New Artist of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Association Awards, Brett Eldredge covered his face in disbelief and then gave the cutest acceptance speech of the night:

“Oh my lord. I remember a few years ago, I got here so early … that I was the only person sitting down here. I was so excited to get here and I was just dreaming about what it would be like to be up here. Thank you guys so, so much.”

If you don’t know Eldredge, he is 28 years old and hails from Paris (Illinois, that is). He’s also the cousin of bluegrass group The Grascals’ guitar/vocalist Terry Eldredge. His debut album dropped in August 2013 and he went on to open for Taylor Swift on her “Red” tour.

The most fun thing about Eldredge is the various running segments he does on his official YouTube channel: “Couch Sessions,” “Tweets Come to Life” and “Getting to Know Brett Eldredge,” some samples of which are below.

Do you think Eldredge was the worthy recipient of New Artist of the Year?
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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."