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 success in the late 80s and early 90s, as well as the teams of the 60s and modern times is something we can be very proud.
Growing up as a country music fan, I loved when Buffalo connected with my love of music. It’s even more special when the Bills had a connection to country music.
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Travis Tritt is one of the country music legends of the 90s.
Tritt was part of the Class of 1989, which saw Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Garth Brooks debut the same year. Mark Chesnutt followed a year later in 1990.
Tritt has over 20 top ten hits on country radio, which came 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”. Her last single was 2007’s “You Never Take Me Dancing”.
But did you know that a longtime former Bills player co-wrote one of Tritt’s radio singles?
Chris Mohr was the Bills’ punter from 1991 to 2000. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons during the 2004 season.
Mohr is a huge country music fan and has dabbled in the industry. He actually co-wrote “I See Me”, which reached No. 33 on Mediabase’s country chart in April 2005.
Mohr wrote the father/son song with Casey Beathard, who has been one of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters of the past 20 years.
Beathard also has football connections. His father is a former NFL general manager for Washington and San Diego, and his song CJ plays backup quarterback for the NFL. Casey’s other son, Tucker, is Tucker Beathard who is a current country (“Rock On”) artist.
Check out the song co-written by Mohr. It’s a big one too.