Chayce Beckham Reunites With ‘Idol’ Judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, Covers Kenny Chesney At Crash My Playa

Luke Bryan and Chayce Beckham teamed up for an epic Kenny Chesney cover during the 8th annual Crash My Playa…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 23, 2023


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Luke Bryan and Chayce Beckham teamed up for an epic Kenny Chesney cover during the 8th annual Crash My Playa destination event at Moon Palace Cancún in Mexico on Sunday (Jan. 22).

In the midst of Bryan’s headlining performance, dubbed Luke Bryan & Friends, during the final night of the annual beachside concert getaway, he and Beckham performed Kenny Chesney’s “When the Sun Goes Down.”

“Welcome back to the stage, my buddy, Mr. Chayce Beckham. It’s time we play whatever the hell we want,” Bryan told the thousands of fans in attendance as Beckham walked into the massive stage.

The pair traded verses throughout their performance of the chart-topping hit, which was written by Brett James and originally recorded by Chesney and Uncle Kracker.

“Cause when the sun goes down, we’ll be groovin’ / When the sun goes down we’ll be feelin’ alright / When the sun sinks down, over the water / Everything gets hotter when the sun goes down,” Bryan and Beckham sang on the tune’s chorus.

Bryan then gave Beckham the spotlight as he exited the stage.

“So Chayce has a brand-new single coming out, it’s called ‘23,’ I’m going to let Chayce do a little ‘23’ tonight. Y’all love on him tonight,” Bryan said.

“Thank you, Luke, for having me out here, it’s been a blast,” Beckham told the capacity crowd. ”Thanks to everybody whose been streaming this song so much. We got to take it to Country Radio, we’re adding it tomorrow. So thanks to all the fans out there, I appreciate y’all.”

Beckham then went on to perform his debut single “23,” which is the song he performed on American Idol when he was crowned the Season 19 winner of the popular singing competition show in May of 2021.

Watch Luke Bryan and Chayce Beckham’s performance at the 55:42 minute mark in the video below.

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Beckham also reunited with American Idol judge Lionel Richie backstage at Crash My Playa.

In addition to performing on the main stage on Sunday (Jan. 22), Beckham also delivered a lengthy pool party performance. 

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Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Dylan Scott and more also joined Bryan during his headlining set on Sunday, January 22.

Chayce Beckham’s “23” impacted Country Radio on Monday (Jan. 23).

The self-penned track is a very personal song to Beckham as he authentically sings about his life story and his past struggles with alcohol.

Throughout the autobiographical song, he references real-life experiences from his past.

“Now I’m 23 / and there ain’t nobody who can drink like me / Soon I’ll be 24 / And the Lord knows that I can’t drink, no more / I know I should’ve taken it slow / It’s not the way that my life goes / Now I know / When you’re passed out on the floor / you’re sober by 24,” Beckham sings in the chorus of the track.

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Crash My Playa took place at the AAA Four Diamond awarded resort, Moon Palace Cancún, in Riviera Cancun, Mexico from January 19 through January 22, 2023.

Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Lionel Richie, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Brian Kelley, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Dylan Scott, DJ Rock, Kendell Marvel also performed during Crash My Playa.

Dubbed the ultimate vacation with Luke Bryan & Friends, Crash My Playa 2023 marked the third year that the event will be held at Moon Palace Cancún with the initial year being in 2020 and the eighth year of the event overall.

Fans in attendance were treated to an all-inclusive concert as well as enjoyed daily pool parties and other amenities offered by the resort, including a relaxing visit to the lavish AWE-Spa or a fun-filled outing at the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

For additional information on Crash My Playa visit their official website at

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.