Chayce Beckham Wins Favorite Singing Competition Contestant at the Country Now Awards

The fan votes have been tallied and Chayce Beckham has been crowned Favorite Singing Competition Contestant at the Country Now…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 8, 2021


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The fan votes have been tallied and Chayce Beckham has been crowned Favorite Singing Competition Contestant at the Country Now Awards!

Beckham’s new “Can’t Do Without Me” duet partner, Lindsay Ell, made a special appearance on the Country Now Awards livestream to present him with the honor.


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The Season 19 American Idol winner appeared virtually to accept the award and to thank fans for their support.

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“Can’t Do Without Me, Beckham and Ell’s steamy new collab, was co-written by Jordan Walker, Trannie Anderson and Michael Carter. It marks Beckham’s label-debut single.

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Alex Miller (American Idol – Season 19), Carson Peters (The Voice – Season 21), Hunter Metts (American Idol – Season 19), Kenzie Wheeler (The Voice – Season 20), Kinsey Rose (The Voice – Season 21), Lana Scott (The Voice – Season 21) and Rachel Mac (The Voice – Season 20) were also nominated in the category.

The Inaugural Country Now Awards streamed on Wednesday, December 8. The winners in the 14 categories were determined by fan votes placed between November 15 and November 30 on Over 1.1 million total votes were cast.

Hosted by Country Now’s Lauren Black, the Country Now Awards featured special appearances by Brantley Gilbert, Carly Pearce, Chayce Beckham, Chelcie Lynn (a.k.a. Trailer Trash Tammy), Elle King, ERNEST, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Kaleb Austin, Katie Austin, Kierra Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Wallen, and Walker Hayes.

George Birge, HARDY, Jameson Rodgers, Jimmie Allen, Laine Hardy, Lainey Wilson, Restless Road and Lily Rose performed.

The Country Now Awards live stream was in support of the Love Music. Stop Cancer. Campaign to raise awareness and support for kids with cancer and other catastrophic diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Visit to learn more about Love Music. Stop Cancer.

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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.