Terry Eldredge first began to play bass with Opry stars such as Lonzo and Oscar. In 1988, Terry joined the Osborne Brothers, and soon switched to guitar. At about the same time, he and other young Nashville band members created the Sidemen, playing the Station Inn regularly on Tuesday nights. Terry took up the bass once again when he joined Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time in the late 1990s. This earned him a nomination in 2003 for Bass Player of the Year. Eldredge also performed as a member of the Blue-niques with Dolly Parton. Terry recorded two solo albums for Pinecastle Records, as well as albums with the Osborne Brothers, Cordle, Parton, and the Sidemen.