Baseball was Chris Young's first love when he was young and he hoped he could pursue the sport as a career. The singer told The Boot
that when he was given a baseball scholarship at Ole Miss, he "left my guitar at home and just figured, if I'm going to do this, I need to focus on it."
"So I focused on baseball, transferred around a little bit, hurt my elbow my junior year and had surgery," Young continued. "I needed an outlet. I didn't have sports anymore, so I picked up my guitar."