Chayce Beckham has plans to move to Nashville after American Idol and already has an entire album “ready to go.”
“We got a whole album ready to go,” the top 3 Idol finalist recently revealed to Music Mayhem when he was asked if has any other songs written, in addition to his originals, “Mamma” and “23.” He continued to explain that after American Idol, he hopes to get in the studio to finish a record, as before the show he was set to release an EP but decided to hold off and keep all the songs from the EP for a full album.
“Once we get done with [American Idol], and we can get into the studio, then, that’s it, the rest will be history,” Beckham explained. “As far as those songs go. I’m done with those, I finished those sometime last year, that’s the way that it goes out. I was gonna do an EP before the show happened, and then I decided to wait and hang onto all those songs. So I’ve got a good few songs that are ready to go and record them, and put them out as soon as we can.”
The humble California native hopes to secure a record deal so he is able to get in the studio to record the project.
“Hopefully, I can get a record deal then, and I can go record a record, and put this music out as soon as possible and stay on this wave,” the 24-year-old said. “Hopefully, it won’t die down.”
Beckham has plans to move to Nashville following Idol to be closer to his Idol friends Hunter Metts, Graham DeFranco, Wyatt Pike and others.
“Hunter Metts is a good friend of mine, and I’m actually planning on moving to Nashville after this, so Hunter’s in Nash, Graham’s gonna be in Nash. Wyatt Pike, we’re all talking about moving to Nash,” Beckham added. “I’m going for sure, so it’s nice to have that group of friends that I’ve made here that are all just devoted to music, and just want to make music, and we kinda all want to get together in the same city and do shows and record music and write songs, so definitely got a lot of stuff going on with them.”
Additionally, the top 3 Idol finalist and fan-favorite contestant is set to take the stage on Sunday, May 23, during the three-hour Idol finale for several performances.
Beckham will perform six times during the finale, including covers of Chris Stapleton’s “Fire Away,” The Beatles’ “Blackbird” and Ed Sheeran’s “Afterglow.” In addition to his solo performances, he will also perform duets alongside Luke Combs, Fall Out Boy and Macklemore. See the full song list for Idol’s finale HERE.