Breakout singer/ songwriter Tucker Beathard made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend (1/14) with an impression-making performance. Becoming known for his compelling stage presence, Beathard walked into the Opry Circle for the first time with just his guitar and captivated the audience with a reflective, yet fiery rendition of his new single “Momma And Jesus.” A born songwriter, Beathard also played a new song for the enamored Opry audience, “18,” creating an unforgettable moment for the capacity crowd. Beathard’s debut also marked the final one for Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher, after 17 years of welcoming new artists into the circle.
“Growing up in Nashville, it’s instilled from a young age what an honor playing the Grand Ole Opry is,” said Beathard. “I started writing songs to put my emotions out there…the ones that I don’t how to let out any other way. To be able to express myself on that stage and be part of that legacy is a blessing and a dream come true.”
Beathard’s current single “Momma And Jesus” is making waves at country radio and follows his debut Top 5 summer anthem “Rock On.” Both songs are taken from Beathard’s recently released FIGHT LIKE HELL EP, which showcases his self-taught musicianship, with lead guitar and drum credits throughout the six-track collection. Billboard calls attention to the “smart pieces from a singular mind, the kind of material that comes from someone who marches to his own drum and mines that perspective for his worldview.” Following a breakout 2016, Beathard continues to make an impression as “the new country voice that is stopping fans in their tracks” (RARE). Armed with a relentless touring nature, Beathard undertook almost 200 live performances last year and is kicking off 2017 on Brantley Gilbert’s The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour beginning February 2 in Reading, PA. For more information visit http://www.tuckerbeathard.com.