During a recent stop in Scotland, Brett Eldredge wove into his setlist a cover of a song by a native of nearby Northern Ireland, Van Morrison.

The country singer was performing at Glasgow's O2 ABC and, before bridging into his own "If You Were My Girl," Eldredge sang a short snippet of Morrison's song "Into the Mystic." The track originally appeared on the singer-songwriter's 1970 album Moondance.

"So, I sing that song leading into this song because I wanted to sing this song, and this kind of lyric, to a girl that I met that I was totally crazy crushin' on," Eldredge told the audience. "Like, I was so crazy about this girl, but the problem was, she was dating a huge a--hole of a guy; he was a terrible person.

"And I said, 'Why do you let this dude treat you like that? It doesn't make sense to me at all. If you were my girl, I would treat you way better,'" the artist continued. "So I wrote this for her."

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This summer, Eldredge will be joining Keith Urban on the road. His most recent album, Illinois, is available for download on iTunes, and more information about the singer can be found on his website.

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