American Idol Surprised Winner Chayce Beckham with Gold Cert

American Idol 2023 Chayce Beckham

American Idol 2021 winner Chayce Beckham returned to the show to perform “Til the Day I Die,” received Gold Cert for “23”

American Idol season 19 winner Chayce Beckham returned to the franchise last night to perform his latest song “Till The Day I Die.” The singer-songwriter is known for delivering incredibly raw stories, and his latest “Till The Day I Die” – released April 28 – is in the same authentic vein as his winner’s single “23.”

During the broadcast, host Ryan Seacrest and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie surprised Chayce while on stage with his first-ever US Gold platinum certified plaque for his season-winning, self-written, breakout hit “23” that his label, BMG released to radio earlier this year.

“23” racked up over 238 million on-demand streams

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A deeply personal story song about a man’s hardships, written during a particularly dark time in his own life before he auditioned for American Idol, “23” immediately resonated with audiences and shot to the top of numerous viral charts upon release. Now, having become an anthemic staple in the singer’s live shows, “23” has racked up over 238 million on-demand streams and counting.

Produced by Ross Copperman and written by Beckham with Andy Albert, Jordan Minton and Mark Trussell, “Till The Day I Die” follows his six-track debut EP Doin It Right that skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes All Genre and Country charts.

Chayce’s new song dedicated to late friend

The singer-songwriter dedicated “Til the Day I Die” to his late friend, Lance.

“Sometimes songs take on a life of their own, without you trying,” Chayce wrote in a comment alongside a video sharing what the song means to him. “That’s what happened with Till The Day I Die and I’m so excited to share it with y’all.”

“It was an emotional time,” he says about the aftermath of his friends death in a car accident, “And every time I played the song…I felt like my buddy…his energy was there with us. And that was just a really cool feeling, like riding in the truck and it feels like he’s sitting right next to you.”

Having just wrapped dates with Matt Stell, catch Chayce headlining his own shows and performing at CMA Fest on June 8 at 1:45 pm on the Riverfront Stage, before heading out on Luke Bryan’s 2023 Country On Tour, kicking off June 15 in Syracuse, New York.

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