Following his crowning moment on American Idol, Chayce Beckham is preparing to make the big move from his hometown of Apple Valley, California to Nashville, Tennessee where he hopes to embark on the next chapter of his music career.
The 24-year-old has major plans for life post-Idol and it all begins with his relocation.
“I have a lot of stuff that I want to knock out,” Beckham, who once operated heavy machinery, told reporters following his American Idol win. “For me, this is just the beginning for what I want to do. This was a great start to my second chance at life. I really did a good job at messing everything up and God gave me a second chance to come back and do all this.”
“I’ve got a lot of work I still got to put in,” he added. “I’ve got a lot of people I’m still trying to make proud. I’ve got to get my feet in the ground in Nashville and go out there and try to make hit records for the rest of my life. That’s my only goal is to make music for people for the rest of my life.”
Beckham hopes to reunite with his friend and fellow Idol alum Hunter Metts, who already resides in Nashville, as well as fellow contestant Graham DeFranco.
“I’m going for sure,” Beckham told Music Mayhem of his move to Music City. “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 [I’ve] definitely got a lot of stuff going on with them.”
Following his big win and the release of his debut single, “23,” Beckham shows no signs of slowing down. The song immediately shot to the top of the iTunes charts upon its release and the rising star plans to keep the hits coming.
“I think it’s super important to take the momentum that you have and keep going with it,” Beckham shared with the Los Angeles Daily News. “And not say, ‘Oh man, this crazy show’s over with, I’m going to relax for a month or two.’
“I think it’s important for me to get out of this and hit the ground running.”