Tucker Beathard performs his song “18” in the Ryman Auditorium before his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard has some pretty big shoes to fill and footsteps to follow. His father, Casey, has co-written Top 10 country songs for superstars Gary Allan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church, while his brother, C.J., is the new quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
After releasing his first EP, Fight Like Hell, last year, Beathard is walking the same road to success.
With music and sports running in his blood, Beathard gave up a college baseball scholarship to pursue a deeper passion in songwriting, a move that earned him a spot with Dot Records.
A self-taught guitarist, the Nashville native developed his musical style from rock legends Led Zepplin, Joe Walsh, and Hank Williams. His songwriting is reminiscent of his father’s: country through and through. The result is country rock with a grunge flair.
Beathard’s first single, “Rock On,” reached No. 9 on U.S. country charts; his new single, “Mama and Jesus,” is hinted to be even bigger. For our Opry Performance of the Week, we’re showcasing an acoustic performance of Beathard’s unreleased track “18.” Watch the video here.
For more information on Beathard and his upcoming tour dates, visit his website.