Beloved Country Hitmaker Announces Return From Retirement

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Chris Cagle Conquers Country Music

In the early 2000s, one of the leading voices in country music belonged to an artist named Chris Cagle. Previously an accomplished songwriter, most well-known for penning tunes for David Kersh, Cagle signed his own record deal in 2000.

His debut single, “My Love Goes On and On” was released that same year. It climbed as high as the 15th spot on the Hot Country Songs chart, proving that Cagle was on the path to success.

Just one year later, Cagle scored his first, and only, number one hit with the heart-tugging breakup song, “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out.” The track, co-written by Cagle, is told from the voice of a man who anxiously waits to see if his former lover will return to him.

Until then, he says that all he can do is breathe and “take one day at a time” until his love realizes she can’t live without him.

More hits followed for Cagle, including Top 10-charting tracks such as “What a Beautiful Day” and the rowdy “Chicks Dig It.”

His success carried over into the next decade, with his newest release, “Dance Baby Dance,” reaching the 44th spot on the Country Airplay chart.

A Surprising Retirement

But that song was released in 2013, and Cagle hasn’t debuted any new music since. Why? Because he retired in 2015.

Cagle shocked country fans far and wide when he took to social media in late 2015 to announce he was retiring after 15 years of performing. Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Cagle thanked everyone who supported him throughout the years.

I’ve had a great run and would just like to go home with my dignity!” he wrote.

I would like to thank everyone for 15 yrs of a great time! From B&D to Flatts and fans!! I'm gonna miss my band and…

Posted by Chris Cagle on Sunday, November 1, 2015

One Final Show

Now, three years after Cagle announced his departure from the spotlight, the last thing anyone expected to hear was that he’s ending his retirement. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening…in a sense.

Taking to Twitter, Cagle shared that he is temporarily halting his retirement to perform just one show at Guthrie’s River Ruckus in Iowa on July 27th, 2019.

The Guthrie’s website states that this will be Cagle’s “final show,” and he’s making sure he goes out with a bang. His headlining set at the festival will be filmed from multiple cameras and released on a DVD.

It Gets Even Better

But that’s not all. It turns out that Cagle also has a new album in the works, which is included in a package deal offered by Guthrie’s.

It’s real, it’s gonna happen,” Cagle wrote on Twitter. “New CD and LIVE DVD plus a meet and greet!!

Now that’s exciting stuff, isn’t it?

Get hyped up for Cagle’s return to country music by watching the music video for his hit song “Chicks Dig It” below. The news of his return is unexpected, but certainly welcome!