Tucker Beathard's New 'Brother' Video Honors His Late Brother Clayton
By Blake Taylor
January 14, 2020
Country singer Tucker Beathard's younger brother Clay Beathard was one of two men fatally stabbed outside a bar in downtown Nashville on December 21, 2019. The suspected murderer, Michael Mosley, was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.
Tucker recently turned to social media to share a new music video for his song "Brother," which he wrote after Clay graduated high school. The clip features photos and home video of Clay over his 22 years of life.
"I wrote this song right after my brother Clay graduated high school," Tucker shared on social media, adding, "it was on my heart to write a song about the relationship dynamic between me and my brothers. This song has taken on a lot deeper meaning now that Clay is in Heaven. I know he's still watching over me. Psalm 27:1"
"Brother let me hold your trouble / When it gets too heavy / Let me fly when you're high / Let me sink like a stone / When you're low / Brother let me say / A little prayer for you / Take a sucker punch for you / I'd do anything for you / Yeah you ain't alone / Yeah I'll take on the world with you," Tucker sings in the chorus.
I wrote this song right after my brother Clay graduated high school, it was on my heart to write a song about the relationship dynamic between me and my brothers. This song has taken on a lot deeper meaning now that Clay is in Heaven. I know he’s still watching over me. Psalm27:1 pic.twitter.com/J3JEibG6dK— Tucker Beathard (@TuckerBeathard) January 14, 2020
The country singer recently got a new tattoo in honor of Clay which features CKB on his left arm for Clayton King Beathard. Tucker revealed that he and his late brother already had matching tattoos of a Bible verse.
"I think the matching Bible verse tattoo that we have sums up perfectly how Clay lived and approached his life here on earth. Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and salvation for whom shall I fear, the Lord is the stronghold of my life for whom shall I be afraid," he captioned a post on Instagram.
Clay had just finished his junior year at Long Island University where he also played football. In addition to tucker, he's the brother to San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback C.J. Beathard. He is the son of famed country songwriter Casey Beathard and his wife Susan.
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On December 21st God sure did get a good one. Anyone who knows Clay knew what kind of light he naturally was in any situation no matter what the circumstances. I’m beyond blessed to have gotten 22 incredible years with him. As heartbreaking and hard this experience has been it has also pushed me and my family to a whole new level of faith and what it means to trust God and what his plan is. Clay was a true warrior for God and his kingdom and to see the legacy he has made and the lives he has changed, including mine, has given me some perspective on what life is really all about at the end of the day. It amazes me to see how Clay already had that perspective... he lived a life here on earth for serving Jesus and had that discernment of right and wrong and the courage to wear his faith on his sleeve. I think God saw the great work he has done and now has rewarded him with a new life in heaven that no one can even fathom how incredible it is, and that thought alone is enough to help me smile in the midst of all this. Clay, I love you and I can’t wait to see you again, and I like to think you looked up to me being your older brother, but the truth is, it’s you who I look up to... I think the matching Bible verse tattoo that we have sums up perfectly how Clay lived and approached his life here on earth... Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and salvation for whom shall I fear, the lord is the stronghold of my life for whom shall I be afraid.”
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