Beathard sings of "Momma And Jesus"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
– Tucker Beathard released "Momma And Jesus" as his second single to country radio today.
Co-written with Deric Ruttan and Jonathan Singleton, Beathard plays a guitar riff on the track that is influenced by his drumming. The song is about Beathard's childhood and his penchant to push boundaries and break rules to have a good time.
The song is the follow-up to Beathard's hit single "Rock On" from his EP "Fight Like Hell," which came out Oct. 7.
"I started playing drums when I was about two or three years old, and with this song, it's like playing percussion, but on my guitar," said Beathard. "In a lot of ways, I was a typical teenager, getting into trouble and doing things I shouldn't, and I definitely pushed things a little too far a time or two. My mom raised and is still raising five kids, and it takes a strong woman to steer us all in the right direction. I have so much respect for the job she's done. I know at some point she probably wanted to ship me off to military school or something, but she stuck with me."
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Not to put too much pressure on the kid, but Tucker Beathard's dad is Casey Beathard, one of Nashville's most respected songwriters. Although his single "Rock On" - which speaks to a guy's regret over not taking Beyoncé's advice to "put a ring on it" - rocks as hard as many of those songs his dad co-wrote with Eric Church, it also suggests Beathard has inherited some of his old man's skill at clever wordplay.
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