Brett performed Harry Chapin's "Cats In The Cradle" for This Is The Place Music Series in Salt Lake City. When asked about why he chose this song here's what he had to say.
There are a lot of reasons I think this is an amazing song, and the more I learned about it the more amazing and tragic it is.
Harry Chapin wrote this song after his wife gave him a poem, that was inspired by her ex-husbands relationship with his father.
Can you blame Harry Chapin for not turning a poem about his wife's ex into a song?
Legend has it that he left it on his desk, but found it after his son Josh was born and put music to the story.
I always thought this was an autobiographical story, but it's not.
My dad passed away back in 2007 and I think it's a song that implores us to not take relationships in our lives for granted, because you don't ever know when someone might be taken away from you.
The biggest tragedy of all was that Harry Chapin was killed in a car accident at 38 not too long after he wrote this song.