Chayce Beckham hopes to give back to his parents for the rest of his life through music after all the hardships they’ve been through together.
The 24-year-old Apple Valley native was ready to quit music before American Idol, if he didn’t meet his goal of finding success within the industry by the age of 25-years-old. However, his knack for songwriting and his unique vocals are now making that possible just one month before his 25th birthday.
During his visit to his soon-to-be home of Nashville, Tennessee, the American Idol winner reunited with his Idol mentor, Bobby Bones, during an appearance on The Bobby Bones Show to discuss life after Idol, his family, a shocking moment during the finale that he’s never told anyone and much more.
Beckham’s parents believed in him and his talents so much, that they are who pushed him to audition for Idol, when he was ready to give up on his dreams.
“I didn’t jump at the opportunity to say the least, but my parents were definitely were believing in me the most when I had kind of given up on myself and on my dreams,” Beckham explained. “They had pushed me to pursue the American Idol journey and thought that I would do well. None of us thought that I would win or anything, but we thought that I would hopefully get on and get to do some of the live shows and just get a little bit of exposure.”
He later added, “I had this goal by 25 if I didn’t get anywhere in music I was gonna quit, just like give up. I’m 25 next month. So this all panned out.”
While now being able to pursue his dreams, Beckham shared that he will never forget the hard times and worry that he put his parents through over the years and now he hopes to be able to give back to them through his music for the remainder of his life, as he continues to solidify his place within country music.
“My parents are definitely All of my success, I owe to them,” the 24-year-old Idol winner admitted. “We went through some hard, hard times. I gave up 100-percent on myself, almost as a person. They were the ones who were like, ‘No, you can do this. You can be somebody. You can chase down your dreams.’ They believed in me more than I ever believed in myself. For the rest of my life, I owe them everything and giving them everything that I can. That’s why I try to come out and do these things so I can take care of my family and make sure that they are taken care of and so they don’t ever have to worry about anything because they worried about me plenty. I just want to be able to give back to them for the rest of my life through music.”
Following Beckham’s interview with Bones, he performed his chart-climbing debut single, “23,” which you can watch below.
The singer shared that “23” “was a song for me that it was talking about me dealing with a lot of my personal issues in life and kind of just telling a piece of my life. Not my whole life story, but just kind of a piece of it.” He later shared how cool it was to see how many people connected with the personal track on so many different levels.”