Chayce Beckham honored the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at a recent show.
The American Idol winner covered Toby Keith’s popular patriotic hit “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” during his performance at the Allegan State Fair on Saturday, September 11 in Allegan, MI. The Apple Valley native served as direct support for 3 Doors Down.
“Brought to you courtesy, of my red white and blue 🇺🇸 Thanks for the love tonight Michigan,” Beckham captioned the video on Instagram.
“Special moment for me to share with y’all tonight,” Beckham added. “It was an honor to sing along with you.”
After Beckham shared a video of his performance of the popular tune, Keith commented on the post giving his stamp of approval by commenting two fist bump emojis.
Watch Beckham cover Keith’s patriotic hit below.
“Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” is a track that was written in late 2001, inspired by the death of Keith’s Father in March 2001, as well as the September 11th attacks on the United States in 2001. It was released as the lead single from seventh studio album, Unleashed. The track went on to become Keith’s biggest solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On Thursday (Sept. 2), Beckham shared an update with fans in the form of a message via Instagram, alongside a photo of himself on his couch playing guitar in his Nashville home.
“Just wrapped up recording some songs this week, getting ready to head out to Milwaukee and just sitting here pinching myself asking if this is all still real,” the 24-year-old captioned his recent Instagram post. “I get so fired up when I listen to these tracks. I see the videos and the concerts in my head and when the vision all comes together and I feel like I’m accomplishing something really good here.”
Beckham continued, “I’m really proud of what we’ve created and I say we because truly it’s a team effort, and I can’t wait till I can share some of my new work with the world I want to thank all my fans for being so patient and everyone who’s been coming to the shows and driving hours on end to hear these new songs I’ve been playing. I love hearing y’all’s feedback after the shows just know I’m working endlessly and creating endlessly as I promised I would. I’m loving every second and I plan on doing this for a long long time.”
In late August, Beckham teased fans, letting them know he was working on new music with producer Ross Copperman for them to sing-a-long to. He was also recently seen in the studio with fellow country singer and BBR Music Group artist Lindsay Ell, which prompted fans to suspect that the pair are potentially working on a collaboration together.
“Makin’ more songs far y’all to singalong to,” Beckham previously shared alongside a photo of him and Copperman in the studio via Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 31).
The American Idol winner will release his new music via 19 Recordings in partnership with BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records.
Beckham is expected to release his debut album featuring his single “23” sometime this year.