Former Buffalo Bills Player Once Wrote a Hit Country Song
The Buffalo Bills have a long tradition with fans in Western New York. It's easy to dwell on the 17-year playoff drought, but their late '80s and early '90s success, along with the '60s and modern-day teams are something to be very proud of.
Growing up as a country music fan, I loved when Buffalo had a connection with my love of music. It's even more special when the Bills had a connection with country music.
Travis Tritt is one of the legends of '90s country music.
Tritt was part of the class of 1989, which saw the likes of Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Garth Brooks all debut in the same year. Mark Chesnutt followed a year later in 1990.
Tritt has over 20 top ten hits at country radio, which went into the 2000s. His hits include "Country Club," "I'm Gonna Be Somebody," "Anymore," "Foolish Pride," "Best of Intentions" and "It's a Great Day to Be Alive." His final charting single was "You Never Take Me Dancing" from 2007.
But did you know a former, longtime Bills player co-wrote one of Tritt's radio singles?
Chris Mohr was the Bills punter from 1991-2000. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons through the 2004 season.
Mohr is a huge fan of country music and has dabbled in the industry. He actually co-wrote "I See Me," which reached number 33 on the Mediabase country chart in April of 2005.
Mohr wrote the father/son song with Casey Beathard, who has been one of the most prolific songwriters in Nashville over the last 20 years.
Beathard's got football connections too. His father is a former NFL GM for Washington and San Diego, and his song C.J. plays backup quarterback in the NFL. Casey's other son, Tucker, is Tucker Beathard who is a current country artist ("Rock On").
Check out the song Mohr co-wrote. It's a great one too.