Brett Young wants a lot of wonderful things for his young daughters, but a career in music is not one of them.
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Known to share the spotlight with Presley (3) and Rowan (2) every now and then, welcoming them on stage to dance to the songs they inspired and star in the music videos, Brett Young shared with Audacy’s Rob + Holly that he hopes those appearances are the extent of their music “careers.”
“If my daughters decide the they’re absolutely in love with music and it’s the only thing that could absolutely make them happy, I will 100% support,” he told Audacy’s Rob + Holly. “But if they have ten things that they like and music is just one of them, I’m going to support the other nine.”
Clarifying he absolutely loves his career, Young offered some more context into the sacrifices he makes in order to maintain his spot on radio sharing it’s only worth it if music is the only thing that makes you happy.
“If you can be happy doing anything but music, do anything but music,” Brett said, admitting that was a piece of advice it took him a while to understand. “Do something that makes you happy, and only do music if you absolutely have to.”
He continued, “This lifestyle is difficult and then you add family into the mix and it gets more difficult. You’re gone all the time and you’re flipping schedules once a week, sometimes twice a week and it is a grind. That doesn't take away from the 90 minute or 60 minutes on this tour on stage… the adrenaline is incredible… that part is always incredible…. But the schedule is a grind. It takes a toll on you and your body and your family.”
While it hasn’t been easy, Brett seems to have found a balance and according to him, it has a lot to do with the support of his wife, Taylor. Much of Brett’s success comes from songs inspired by their love, and his current single “Dance With You,” is a perfect example.
“I hate to dance,” he said, before diving into the deeper meaning behind the song. “The reason I used dance is because it’s something that I dislike this much, but I’m willing [to do it for her]…. You choose somebody that you want to share every life experience with and I just used dancing as the example.”
You can hear “Dance With You,” on Brett’s brand new album. Across the Sheets, available now. Plus, hear about the steamy album cover, other tracks, and more by listening to his entire conversation with Rob + Holly above.
Words by Monica Rivera Interview by Rob + Holly