Country newcomer Tucker Beathard prides himself on having big shoes to fill. His father, Casey Beathard has written some massive hits such as Eric Church’s “Homeboy” as well as Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink.” It seems the songwriting gene is strong with Beathard as his debut single “Rock On” is currently top 5 via country radio.
On October 7th, 2016, Beathard released his six track EP via Big Machine titled “Fight Like Hell.” The 21-year-old hellraiser poured everything into this project and my guess is, listeners are gonna be impressed.
Beathard gives his audience a peek into his family life, heartaches and even his wild side on this album. Although some would claim “minimal production” on the project, I tend to see the beauty in ‘Fight Like Hell’ without the diversity other’s so desperately wanted to see. A record that’s full of grit, honesty and realness does not need to be overly produced. Each track produces extensive lyrics and tender vocals.
“I’ll Take On The World With You” is a high tempo ditty that expresses a brother’s bond. Then you have the hard-hitting “Rock On” which is Beathard’s leading single from the current EP. Beathard holds nothing back with the brilliantly written ballad “20-10 Tennessee.” It’s a track that brings the pleasant strum of the six string and combines it with the love of sports to tell a story regarding a failing relationship. It’s strikingly artful.
Then you have the midtempo track titled “Home Sweet USA” which focuses on Beathard’s country roots but is no comparison to the soulful sounding “Momma and Jesus.”
Last, “Fight Like Hell” is everything music is about. An inspirational track about following his dream of music, “Fight Like Hell” has massive depth. Beathard co-wrote each track on this nourished album. It showcases not only his ability to write a damn good song but also his ability be real with his audience. ‘Fight Like Hell’ is a first rate album with grit and validity. It’s everything music is made of. Rock on, Tucker. Rock on!
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