While he was at the festival, the songwriting Southern son caught up with us in the shade of a big old tree to talk about his music, what’s coming up, and live performances. Tucker was soft spoken as we chatted, but his low voice wasn’t because of an absence of passion for what he does or why he was there. When we started talking about music you could tell that he cares very much, and he wants to do it more.
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On stage, Tucker Beathard strapped on his guitar and went to work. As a songwriter he’s honest and clear, and as a performer he’s the same. His voice pushes a little louder than it did in private, and goes to work sharing these songs that he’s brought into the world.
We asked about more music, and the Nashville native told us that the songs are ready for his debut full-length album (to follow up his 2016 EP, Fight Like Hell). He followed info up by telling us that he just wants to get it out there. He wants to share his music, he wants to play his new music live. Tucker knows though that there has to be a plan, so he’s waiting, and he’s ready, and we’re sure he’ll be packed to tour his new album when the time comes.
The summer of 2017 has been busy for Beathard. He told us that he’s been to a lot of fairs and festivals… with Boots & Hearts the biggest in Canada, and Lollapalooza a clear highlight in the States. He’s also toured with Boots & Hearts headliner Brantley Gilbert, giving him an up close look at what rowdy country fans look like on a nightly basis.
While we talked about live music and performances we asked Tucker who he would like to tour with when it’s time to take out his new album share it. His answer, Eric Church. And we can’t blame him for that at all.
We also asked about finding inspiration and appreciation for other live performers, and Tucker told us that it’s easy to see things that artists do on stage that he can then tell himself to try, or avoid. And when we asked for a highlight from this year, he singled out Machine Gun Kelly at Lollapalooza.
Tucker loves to play, write, sing, and share music. It’s in his blood. It’s been passed down to him. And it comes to him honestly and naturally. He can break your heart, or make you move. And we’re betting on this album that he can’t wait to release, he’s going to do both.
But until then, we’ll be listening to songs like Rock On, Momma And Jesus, and I’ll Take On The World With You, and think about that time we saw him singing them up on the Front Porch Stage at Boots & Hearts 2017.