Throwback Jam: Chris Cagle’s “What a Beautiful Day”

By Aaron Wagner

Written by Monty Powell (“Norma Jean Riley”, “One of These Days”, “Days Go By”) and Chris Cagle himself, “What A Beautiful Day” would go on to become one of Cagle’s most recognizable songs.

Following the success of his debut album Play It Loud, which included notable hits “Laredo” and “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out”, Cagle kicked off his self-titled sophomore album with “What a Beautiful Day.”

Singing about how one day can change the rest of your life, the music video appropriately follows the theme of the song with life’s various checkmarks.

Released in November of 2002, the song would end up peaking at #4 on the charts.