Country newcomer Brett Eldredge is having the time of his life. Not only is he opening for Taylor Swift, one of the most famous and recognizable musicians in the world, but he is also set to release his eagerly-awaited debut album later this summer.

The album, which will be released on August 6, will include his current Top 25 hit single, 'Don’t Ya' and his debut single 'Raymond,' and fans are eagerly awaiting their chance to hear a full-length record from the singer. Eldredge, an Illinois native, has been steadily climbing a well-deserved ladder to fame with his soulful voice, infectious songs and contagious energy.

It seems that everyone in the music industry is behind Eldredge, as Warner Music Nashville President & CEO John Esposito says, “There is no doubt in my mind or in my heart that Brett is a force of nature that one is lucky to bump into once in a lifetime. From the first demo I heard, Brett’s powerful yet intimate voice stopped me in my tracks. I knew we had to sign him; that he would affect people in a profound way.”

It's only fitting that an artist with that much potential would be asked to open for the '22' hitmaker. Eldredge is experiencing a whole slew of incredible moments on Swift's tour, which he captures in his Taste of Country-exclusive Red Tour photo blog. One of the most memorable events probably was playing his first stadium show in front of 50,000 people at the Detroit Ford Field Stadium.

The singer has talked before about the excitement of touring 19 fantastic tour dates with superstar Swift, and at the rate he's going, this breakout artist can expect more great things to come this way as he builds a committed fanbase. With the anticipation of his debut album and an unforgettable touring experience, Eldredge is making his mark in the world of country music. He's here to stay.