Jimmy Butler of the Heat is not a fan of being confined. Although Butler is now an NBA player, he has big plans for his future. Butler recently announced that he is producing an album of country music, and that is why.
Messenger from Tomball, Texas, Butler freely confesses to having a lifelong fondness for the genre. Actually, he is currently composing music for his own country CD. It has been nearly a whole year since the project began. The album has country songs produced by Butler, but not sung by him.
The former athlete turned producer has been full of late. He has composed sixty songs thus far. He intends to record a total of two hundred songs. Butler may want some options for his debut album, but he seems to have enough tunes to do multiple albums’ worth of music.
The sportsman has been mum on the subject of the album’s featured artists. In an interview with The Guardian, though, Butler did discuss the procedure extensively. The venture has been both exciting and challenging for him.
And while Butler enjoyed and loved it, she noted that it was challenging. “It’s a real pаin. It’s not at all like basketball. Just so people might think they can go do this or that, I’m not even claiming that basketball is easy. Oh my, look at this. Come down low. I am having a blast. It has been an absolute delight for me. However, I must warn you that it is not a picnic.
Butler considers himself the project’s equivalent of DJ Khaled, in terms of idols. The athlete elaborated on the parallel by saying that, as a producer, he must leave his ego at the door.
When asked about himself, he compared himself to DJ Khaled. “He’s an incredibly gifted person. His mastery of the skill of bringing together artists and getting them to put aside their egos and agree on a common goal is truly remarkable. My heart bleeds for DJ Khaled. As he would put it, “We are the best.”
Beyond his career in the NBA, the athlete has lofty goals, one of which is to launch his own coffee brand, BIGFACE. “Continually trying to make people so comfortable in their own skin that they’ll unapologetically always be themselves” was his next statement.
Butler is eager to share his album with the world, but the details are still up in the air.