If you know anything about Brett Eldredge, you know that he’s a Chicago Cubs fan through and through. The singer was overjoyed last year when the Cubs broke their century long dry spell and won the World Series. The singer partook in several of the celebrations around town to commemorate the occasion in honor of his all-time favorite team. But this year, the “Somethin’ I’m Good At” singer will celebrate some more when David Ross, former catcher for the Cubs, hits the dance floor for season 24 of Dancing With The Stars.
“He was telling me all about it and how he was doing and I love the idea of it. Cause he has such a fun outlook on life as well he’s very much a fun loving guy and he’s really opened up to that kind of lifestyle,” Eldredge told Sounds Like Nashville recently. “I love anybody who’s not afraid to try something out of their [comfort zone]. I don’t think Grandpa Rossy has ever done any kind of dancing competitions in his life but he’s not afraid to do it.”
Eldredge isn’t the only one that will watch “Grandpa Rossy” take the dance floor every Monday night.
“He’s got a whole amazing family and just great people that support him and his kids I’ve gotten to meet them all and they get to watch their dad goof off and dance on TV and win hearts of all the Americans out there ya know, he’s gonna do alright,” he said with a laugh. “I feel pretty good about it. He’s gonna do better than I would do.”
So does Ross have his vote?
“I’m gonna vote for Grandpa Rossy for sure!”
Ross and his professional dance partner Lindsay Arnold will spin across the dance floor to the Cubs official victory song “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman. He announced his retirement from the MLB after the 2016 season, although he will still work alongside the Cubs as special assistant to baseball operations for the 2017 season. He earned the nickname Grandpa Rossy due to his long career in the Major Leagues.
Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.