Brett Eldredge has found himself celebrating a string of successes recently, among them his fifth consecutive No. 1 hit, "Drunk on Your Love." It's a far cry from where Eldredge was a decade ago, trying to find his way in country music.

"I moved here in ’06," Eldredge recently recalled to The Boot and other reporters. "I was going to MTSU, and I would drive back and forth to Nashville to write songs with whoever would write a song with me."

Two years later, Eldredge performed at his first songwriter's night, where he began forming friendships with other artists, writers and fans.

"It’s so crazy how much of a community this is and how much people get behind you," Eldredge admits. "I will say this: For the rest of my life, I hope this town never loses that. We can never let this town lose that sense of community. It’s the best place in the world."

Still, the singer never could have predicted how quickly he would find success or how much his hard work would pay off.

"It’s so weird to have five No. 1s now," Eldredge muses. 'You never know what the hell is going to happen ... It’s a scary business, but when people really believe in what you do ... I kind of say, ‘Okay, maybe I can do this for a long time' now."

Eldredge is now promoting his third single from his Illinois album, "Wanna Be That Song" -- a track that the artist wrote with Ross Copperman and Scooter Carusoe and says stands out above the rest.

"I was in an interview, and somebody asked me, ‘What do you want to do with your music and your career as an artist when you look back in 10 or 20 years?’" Eldredge remembers. "I said, ‘I want to be that song that makes you fall in love, that makes you dance when you need to dance and makes you cry when you need to cry.’ I want to be that to someone ... I want to be that special place; I want to be that song.

"We wrote that song," he adds, "and it’s definitely one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written."

Eldredge is currently serving as an opening act on Keith Urban's 2016 Ripcord World TourIllinois is available for download on iTunes.

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