Brett Young takes stock of blessings in disguise in the video for his next single, “Catch,” tracing his unlikely path the collegiate baseball diamond to the top of the country charts.
Directed by Seth Kupersmith and filmed at Young’s alma-mater the University of Mississippi, the video ends with a Yiddish proverb reading, “Man plans. God laughs,” and the clip itself will explain why. Its semi-autobiographical plot finds Young chasing his original dream as a pitching prospect, but tragedy strikes as his career progresses and he falls in love with a college sweetheart. Young gets injured on the mound, ending his Major League hopes for good – but ultimately the loss steered him to his true calling.
Co-written by Young with Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, the smitten romance of “Catch” is part of Young’s second album, Ticket to L.A., and follows the five consecutive No.1 hits which have kicked off his recording career – “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Like I Loved You,” “Mercy” and “Here Tonight.” As the “Catch” video makes clear, none of that would have happened if he were still playing baseball, and neither would his nomination or performance at the recent CMT Awards.
Young will go on to headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater at the CMA Music Festival Friday (June 7th) and sing for upwards of 70,000 fans at Nissan Stadium on Saturday (June 8th). Then he’ll hit the road with a summer full of fair, festival and headlining dates around the country, plus an opening slot on Luke Bryan’s Gillette Stadium show in Foxborough, Massachusetts, June 21st.