Born in Dallas, Texas, Brett was introduced to the outdoors before he could walk. He credits his father and grandfather with sparking his interest in hunting and fishing. Cannon family gatherings have always focused on sports and the outdoors. Brett moved to south Florida as a child where he was introduced to saltwater fishing and baseball. This trio of interest-hunting, fishing, and baseball- defined Brett’s childhood. He played college baseball and a year of professional baseball. An injury to his pitching arm ended his professional career. With his baseball career coming to an end it allowed his to focus more on the outdoors He began fishing on tournament teams and would find himself either on the water or in the woods every weekend. His success in the fishing and hunting world as enabled him to meet the right contacts to pursue his dream in hosting his own show.