Chayce Beckham Makes Opry Debut as Single “23” Goes Platinum

Chayce Beckham Opry Debut
(L-R): Kerri Edwards (KP Entertainment), Windie Peterson (Beckham’s mother), Chayce Beckham Photo Credit: © Grand Ole Opry, photos by Chris Hollo

American Idol 2021 winner Chayce Beckham receives Platinum plaque for “23” at his Grand Ole Opry Debut

American Idol 2021 winner Chayce Beckham made his Grand Ole Opry debut Wednesday night (10/18), performing his now RIAA-certified PLATINUM single “23” that’s entirely self written and currently Top 20 at radio, along with the tender ballad “Till The Day I Die” to a packed-out audience. After his performance, Chayce was then surprised on stage with the song’s platinum plaque by his mom, Windie Peterson, and manager, Kerri Edwards.

“Last night, so many dreams came true because of music,” said Chayce. “It’s been a long, long road, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been on it with me. It’s hard not to be emotional when something you have been working so hard at comes to fruition, and the people who got you there can hand you the award for it on the biggest stage in Country music. Because of my family, my team, and my fans, I got to step foot into the Circle and sing at the Grand Ole Opry. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

Chayce Beckham Opry Debut
Photo Credit: © Grand Ole Opry, photos by Chris Hollo

“Never in a million years did I ever think my childhood dreams would come true”

On Instagram, Chayce wrote: “Receiving a platinum plaque on the Opry stage with my whole family in attendance is probably about the coolest damn thing I can ever say that’s happened to me.” The singer continued, “Mama, Kerri, thank you guys for being a part of that. Never in a million years did I ever think my childhood dreams would come true. Never in a million years did I think I would sell a million records, let alone play the Opry.”

“I’ve never had any trophies, any awards, if I got a trophy it was for team spirit, and I ain’t joking,” On a more serious note, Chayce shared, “I have failed so miserably in life so many times, but I wrote a song about it, and it saved me from myself. I know there are thousands of songs you can play when you get in your car, or when you hang out with friends, that being said I want to truly thank you for playing mine.
All my love, CB.”

Chayce Beckham Opry Debut
(L-R): Elissa Felman (19 Recordings), Ken Tucker (Wheelhouse Records), Chayce Beckham, Kerri Edwards (KP Entertainment), Jenn Tressler (Opry), Dan Rogers (Opry) Photo Credit: © Grand Ole Opry, photos by Chris Hollo

Chayce’s “23” is inside the Top 20 on country radio

Currently heading toward Top 15 at Country radio, Chayce’s American Idol winners single “23” resonated so deeply with fans that it is now RIAA-certified PLATINUM and has continuously banked over 1 million on-demand streams per week since its 2021 release, amassing over 330 million thus far.

The singer-songwriter is currently out on the road with country star and American Idol judge Luke Bryan for his 2023 Country On Tour.

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