I’d hate to be the person to give a speech after Brett Eldredge…and that’s because he just took the whole “Best Man Speech” to another level. Instead of giving the typical and usually-awkward speech with a few jokes at the groom’s (his brother’s) expense, Brett chose to right a song. A really really beautiful song.
Here are some of the lyrics:
“When you start a family of your own,
I hope your kids run wild like we did back at home.
Bafrefoot in the grass, never think we’d grow up as fast,
And then we did, and here we are.
I sit here as your brother, your best friend til the day I leave
Singing you my heartfelt best man speech.”
So, grab a tissue and take a listen.
I’m not crying, you’re crying…
View this post on Instagram
I woke up very emotional in the middle of the night a few months ago with the realization that my big brother was about to get married and that we were no longer kids anymore...I had been putting off writing my best man speech until it came to me at 3am and I wrote the whole thing in bed that night...my brother is a great man and is my first call when life comes at me sideways...he and his incredibly smart and beautiful wife Lori are gonna have an awesome life together and I couldn’t be more happy for them...so here’s my best man speech, i didn’t write it for an album or any project, I wrote it for my brother, and though it’s almost impossible to sing through the tears, hopefully you will at least hear my heart for my brother, my best friend...here's my "Best Man Speech"