Brett Young – American country singer and songwriter
Brett Charles Young was born on 23 March 1981 in Anaheim, California. The future singer attended Calvary Chapel High School in Costa Mesa. Then he went on to study at several colleges, including University of Mississippi, Irvin Valley College, and Fresno State. The young man started singing back in high school. The church choir was lacking one person, and Brett helped it out. His vocal talents were already impressive at the time.
In 1999, Young became interested in baseball. He played for the school team and was a real leader, who inspired fellow players. Young’s team won several local competitions. For his success as a player, colleges offered to pay for his tuition. However, in 2003, during a game, Brett hurt his elbow. The doctors told him to forget about a career in baseball.
Later, Brett told reporters that during the period of his life, when everything seemed to go wrong, he heard Gavin DeGraw’s album Chariot. DeGraw’s songs inspired Young to go back to singing. After several years of trying to become famous, in 2007, the singer released an EP, which featured four songs. The album didn’t become popular.