Singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard premiered his first-ever full length music video for his debut single “Rock On,” exclusively on PEOPLE today. Directed by Good One, a filmmaking collaboration between brothers Ry and Drew Cox from LA, the Big Machine Label Group artist showcases his “hard-country edge” (Rolling Stone Country) as he reflects on a past love interest, who he is unaware is struggling herself since they parted ways. Beathard co-wrote the song and plays both lead guitar and drums on the track, which was one of the most added songs at Country Radio in its debut week.
“Making a music video definitely felt surreal,” said Beathard. “Even though it isn’t really natural for me and the band to have a bunch of cameras around when we’re playing, we had some fun with it. Having a song on the radio, and now a music video makes it all feel real. We’ll be out on the road with Dierks this summer, which is crazy too. I can’t wait!”
Next week Beathard, who was recently singled out as an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist, will join Dierks Bentley for his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR kicking off on May 12 in Holmdel, NJ. Growing up in a family that excelled at both music and sports – his dad a hit songwriter; his brothers, star quarterbacks- Beathard certainly knows something about family tradition. Deciding to forego a college baseball scholarship to dive headlong into songwriting Beathard has an unrelenting competitive spirit: He wakes up every day trying to write the perfect song. Heralded by PEOPLE as a “much buzzed about singer/songwriter” Beathard has already been featured on multiple “Artists To Watch” lists including The Bobby Bones Show, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and Taste Of Country. Beathard is currently working on his debut album, being overseen by producer Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon).
This past weekend, Trisha Yearwood looked forward to Mother’s Day in a different way during T’s Coffee Talk (her weekly Facebook Live chat timed to Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on Food Network). After losing her own mom, the holiday has taught her to appreciate the moms in her extended circle more than ever.
“When you have your mom, you never think about the people who don’t,” Yearwood said (at 06:40 in the video link above). “It just doesn’t occur to you that Mother’s Day is tough for people. Now that I’ve lost my mom, Mother’s Day is tough for me. I’m a bonus mom of three girls, so I celebrate that way, but I miss my mom… If you have your mom, not just on Mother’s Day, call her every single day. Do not take it for granted. If you don’t have your mom, find a mom and hug her, and you have all my strength on Mother’s Day.”
Also last weekend, the Country star (whose current single “Broken,” is now a Top 20 hit on Mediabase’s Adult Contemporary Chart), helped honor another love in her life. As the American Country Countdown Awards were handed out at the “Fabulous” Forum in Irvine, CA on Sunday, Trisha delivered the news onstage directly to husband, Garth Brooks that he’d been named Touring Artist of the Year. Watch her surprise announcement at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa this past Sunday here.
Stoney Creek Records’ act Parmalee return to the Country music forefront with, “Roots,” the anthemic lead single from the band’s highly-anticipated sophomore album. The introspective track exploded at Country radio debuting with 40 first week reporting stations on its May 2 impact date. “Roots” is also now available at all digital retailers: geni.us/roots
The 2016 ACM New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year Nominee recently revealed its new single in true Parmalee fashion by giving fans a behind-the-scenes video of a special headlining performance at their alma mater, East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum. Watch the touching footage below.
In addition to early radio support surrounding “Roots” the equally impactful music video will premiere exclusively on CMT Hot 20 Countdown and will be available across all CMT platforms following the premiere broadcast on May 7th. Fans can subsequently catch the video playing on CMT, CMT Music, and on CMT.com at Parmalee.CMT.com. The poignant video, directed by Peter Zavadil, pays homage to the group’s upbringing and unique rise in Country music with a touch of heartfelt nostalgia.
Available everywhere now, “Roots,” depicts a personal journey for the band-of-brothers. Lead singer Matt Thomas says of the single,
“It’s about where you come from and all the things that make you you. Those things always stay with you throughout life, and no matter how hard you might try, you can’t outrun them.”
The song is laden with emotional depth with lyrics like: “There’s still that back home part of me / That can’t help but see things a little different / Like how there ain’t no need to put a g on the end of huntin’ or fishin’ / And I still got granddaddy’s bible, his old rifle, and his name / But I also got his pour a little more coursing through my veins.”
The release of “Roots” also lays the groundwork for ParMAYlee, a month-long celebration of fan appreciation. Each day throughout the month of May fans can visit www.ParMaylee.com to unlock exclusive content and giveaways directly from the band themselves. Fans can join the discussion online as well using hashtag #PayMAYlee.
Scotty McCreery just released his book, Go Big Or Go Home: The Journey Toward The Dream, and kicked off his book tour with a performance on the Today show Tuesday.
During his segment, Scotty performed his song, “See You Tonight” and discussed the inspiration behind the book. He also was joined by actor John O’Hurley to recite pop lyrics in a dramatic fashion for Hoda and Kathy Lee to guess the song title.
After his Today show appearance, Scotty headed to Bookends in Ridgefield, New Jersey to kick off his 14 city book tour. For a list of other cities and dates, please see the list below.