Tucker Beathard to Release ‘Fight Like Hell’ EP
Following the success of his current Top 10 single, "Rock On," Tucker Beathard will release a new EP titled Fight Like Hell this October. The EP includes six songs — all co-written by Beathard — and at a press gathering in Nashville on Tuesday (Sept. 6), the singer-songwriter performed some of the new material and spoke about the upcoming release.
For Beathard, football and music run in his family, with two of his brothers currently playing college football, as did his father, Casey Beathard. The elder Beathard is well-known in the music industry for writing many hit songs, including Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" and "Boys of Fall," as well as Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song" and Eric Church's "Homeboy" and "Like Jesus Does," among others. Both Tucker and Casey co-wrote four of the six tracks on Casey's upcoming EP together. Beathard tells Taste of Country his dad is his favorite person to write songs with.
"It's just like writing with any other writer," he says. "We just work. We're not fighting all the time, we're writing songs. We think a lot alike so we vibe off each other and pull stuff together. A lot of the songs I wrote with my dad [happened] because when I was living at home I'd have something I was working on and he'd hear it from the room and come in and the next thing you know we wrote a song. Naturally, we work great together."
Beathard wrote "Rock On" and "20-10 Tennessee," a song that uses the sport of football as a metaphor for a relationship with his father. Another song, "I'll Take on the World with You," he wrote with his brothers in mind.
"I have a brother who plays football at Iowa and a young brother who just went off to college to play football at UT Martin. We're really close and we used to get into a lot of stuff growing up," he shares. "I wrote the song about them and how all the stuff you get into no matter what, we always got each other's backs. Mainly everything you hear in this song is true, too."
Beathard performed several songs for the press, including the title track "Fight Like Hell" — one of his favorites he'll release.
"I've always loved country music for the storytelling and lyrics. I'm not much of a talker, so when I got introduced to songwriting it was the best therapy and my outlet," he says. "It felt so good and saved me from a lot. With so many people supporting me and being able to do what I love, now it gives me the opportunity to not only help myself but help other people."
Tucker Beathard's EP Fight Like Hell will be available Oct. 7.
Tucker Beathard's Fight Like Hell EP Track Listing:
1. "I'll Take on the World with You" (Tucker Beathard, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)
2. "Rock On" (Tucker Beathard, Casey Beathard, Marla Cannon)
3. "20-10 Tennessee" (Tucker Beathard, Casey Beathard, Phil O'Donnell)
4. "Home Sweet USA" (Tucker Beathard, Casey Beathard, Phil O'Donnell)
5. "Momma and Jesus" (Tucker Beathard, Deric Ruttan, Jonathan Singleton)
6. "Fight Like Hell" (Tucker Beathard, Casey Beathard, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)
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