American Idol’s Chayce Beckham Sings Audition Song with Kolton Moore

 (ABC/Christopher Willard) CHAYCE BECKHAM

Chayce Beckham introduced himself to the world on American Idol season 19 with “What Brings Life Also Kills” by Kolton Moore and the Clever Few. Later in the season, he reprised his audition song when he learned that he advanced to the Top 12. 

Now, the singer comes full circle. For a few dates in the new year, Chayce opened up for the band whose song propelled the singer-songwriter on a journey that ended with him winning it all on American Idol 2021. Chayce finished the four date mini-tour on Jan 22, followed by a heartfelt message on Instagram. Chayce also posted a video of him joining Kolton Moore on stage for a performance of “What Brings Life Also Kills.”

“Music saved my life”

“It’s not every day a song can change your life in in as many ways as this song changed mine, Chayce wrote. “To go from listening to this song over and over again in my truck on my commute, to learning it in my bedroom, to singing it in front of the Idol judges, to sing it again on live broadcast with a full band, and then sing it in stage with Kolton is the absolute craziest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life.”

Chayce continued, “Sometimes I look past these things and just try to go with the flow but when I sit down and really think about it I start to recognize how incredible that is.” Chayce added, “I’m so grateful for artist like Kolton in my life, I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for this man and his music.”

“So thankful to go on a run with the Clever Few,” said Chayce, “What an amazing group of guys, one of the best times I’ve had on the road and I look forward to hopefully sharing the stage more times in the future. #musicsavedmylife.”

What the performance below:

Chayce Beckham & Kolton Moore sing “What Brings Life Also Kills”



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Next, Chayce plays a handful of dates in the States, including an opener for fellow American Idol alum Jimmie Allen before heading off on a Canadian tour with Luke Combs.

Recently the Apple Valley, California native released “Can’t Do Without You ” a duet with BMG labelmate Lindsay Ell.

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