Brett Myers Is Proof That You Can Live Your Dream
Growing up in Jacksonville Florida in the late 90’s high school sports star Brett Myers breezed thru batters on his way to the major leagues. Myers was the top draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999, being selected 12th overall out of Englewood High School. Quickly ran through the Phillies farm system before making his major league debut with the Phillies on July 24, 2002, pitching brilliantly in a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
After a remarkable career going 97-96 with an ERA of 4.25 and 40 saves, Brett called Baseball over in 2013 and turned his motivation to the music businesses. Myers learned to play guitar during the tedious hours built into the baseball schedule. After a game, he’d arrive at the hotel around midnight but not get to bed until around 2 or 3. Then he’d be up at 10 or 11 and have hours to kill before reporting back to the park. Most players brought golf clubs on the road to kill the time; he brought a guitar that a Phillies video tech taught him to play, and he’d spend the down hours learning chords (but he doesn’t play on stage, leaving the guitar work to his bandmates).
After playing his final game in 2013, he returned to Jacksonville and was kicking around town when he ran into Damien Starkey, a local musician and producer who played with Burn Season, Society Red and Puddle of Mudd. And the Magic started. After working on a 5 song EP, Myers knew he was ready.
In April of 2016, Brett Myers entertained the crowd during a Jacksonville Sharks game and then 2 days later threw a CD Release party at Maverick’s At The Landing, and he hasn’t slowed down since. On Wednesday Brett released his new Single RattleSnake featuring his friend Colt Ford, and the reviews are amazing.
And Check out his website Brett Myers Music.