Breakout singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard is trailblazing his own path, premiering the new music video for his second “hot, smokin‘, Southern rockin’, good old-fashioned tuneage” single “Momma And Jesus” exclusively on Noisey today. Defiantly distinguishing himself from the pack, the jaw-dropping video directed by Wes Edwards, takes fearless cues from the rebellious nature of his “bad boy anthem” (Taste Of Country), with Beathard joined by his bandmates and longtime buddies as they wreak havoc across Nashville, TN. While Beathard orchestrated and unflinchingly participated in various mischief ranging from paintball in women’s lingerie to riding naked on a pedal tavern down Broadway and launching himself over a ramp on a motorbike, the hired stunt man couldn’t even stand the risks and walked off the set mid-shoot.
“As one of five siblings, if you asked my Mom who she most worried about getting into trouble, I’m going to guess it was probably me,” said Beathard. “I grew up as huge fan of shows like ‘Jackass’ and ‘Ridiculousness’ where they did crazy stunts like this and so the video shoot was an excuse to have fun and do stupid stuff. When the stunt coordinator quit and walked off the set that afternoon, I remember the head of my label Scott Borchetta called and said, ‘I’m fine with you doing this, but please just don’t kill yourself.’ It was pretty funny…they probably knew that I was going to do it anyway, but he was cool and just let me do my thing. It was awesome to just mess around with my best friends and make a unique music video. I can be reserved and introverted at times, but anyone who really knows me will not be shocked by it.”
Beathard’s current single “Momma And Jesus,” highlighted by Billboard for “the singer’s innate vocals and country twang permeate through the rock-infused arrangement as he sings about his troublesome behavior and seeks forgiveness from the track’s titular subjects,” 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. Following a breakout 2016 that saw him further his “meteoric rise,” (MSN) Beathard continues “generally blowing folks’ minds with his catalog of heartbreak-heavy tunes” (Vice) this past weekend executing a show-stopping Grand Ole Opry debut, as he stepped into the Circle for the first time with just a guitar. 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 www.tuckerbeathard.com.