Tucker Beathard has no problem admitting he has trouble expressing his feelings. When he stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio, he told us how that inspired him to pick up the guitar.

Beathard comes from a musical family, and he grew up playing the drums. That all changed about five years ago when he was looking for a way to express himself.

“I always played drums my whole life, first. I played drums on my EP. I play drums on everything I record because I’m really picky about the drums," the singer admits. "I was in bands and wanted to let some stuff off my chest ‘cause I don’t really like talking about feelings. So I was like, 'I’m going to pick up a guitar and start putting my fingers for something that sounds good and start writing.'”

That's just what the "Rock On" singer did. He plays guitar during his live shows and, most recently, he's done that out on the road with Dierks Bentley. Beathard is learning to keep it cool from Bentley and his talented tourmates.

“Dierks, Cam, Randy [Houser] ... they’re such great people. It’s been a blast being out with them. They treat everybody with respect. They don’t have any egos, I really respect them for that.”

Next month, Beathard and his guitar skills will headline his own Rock on College Tour with the "really cool" Aubrie Sellers. To purchase tickets, visit Beathard’s website.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.

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