We know for a fact that several country stars took the music route after their ambitions to play professional sports were either felled by injuries or didn’t pan out for a variety of other reasons. But for former MLB pitcher Brett Myers, the career worked out just fine, and now he’s rounding the bases to slide into country music.
The Jacksonville, Florida, native had a remarkable career in professional baseball that included earning a World Series win in 2008 with the Philadelphia Phillies, but a hip injury began to impede his performance and, after 12 seasons, he retired from the sport known as America’s Pastime.
Still a young 37-years-old, and with a bit of a hidden talent under his belt, Brett has turned his sights toward country music with the release of the music video for “Good Time.” Now, this isn’t country music like you hear on mainstream country radio. Nor is it traditional in the sense that it is laden with fiddle and steel. This is outlaw rockin’ country, more like Brantley Gilbert, Lynyrd Skynyrd or the the Allman Brothers Band. And that’s the way Brett wants it.
In February, Brett told CSNPhilly, “I want to create my own genre. Meaning, I am southern rock and country. That’s how I classify my music. I don’t just say, ‘Yeah, I’m a country music artist’ or whatever. Because I know I am not mainstream country. That’s what people think country is right now, pop country. I don’t offer that and I never will. I don’t believe in selling out to make a dollar. I’m writing this for me and people who want to enjoy it.”
That also doesn’t mean he’s hating on today’s country. He also says, “They kill it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not my cup of tea.”
If Brett is brewing a cup of tea you do like, you can pre-order his album, “Home Brewed,” starting September 11 or wait until it drops on September 22. And FYI — this isn’t Brett’s first album. In 2016, he released “You’re Welcome” and in 2015, he released “Backwoods Rebel.”