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Country Stars that Played Baseball

In honor of 2023 MLB Opening Day, we wanted to highlight a few country stars who played baseball before they became household names.

1. Morgan Wallen

It might come as a shock that Wallen never planned on pursuing a career in music. He actually wanted to become a baseball player. That was until he sustained an injury that ended his baseball career. Because of the injury, Wallen chose to grieve through writing and performing his own songs.

2. Brett Young

Like Wallen, Young thought he would become a professional baseball player until he sustained a serious injury to his elbow. In fact, he received an offer to play for the Minnesota Twins in high school. He told People Magazine in 2017, “I had to figure out something else that I was passionate about and the only other thing I loved as much as sports was music and so I started writing songs.”