Tucker Beathard Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
Singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend
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 nearly 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