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Songs I Grew Up On with Chayce Beckham

Chayce Beckham is an emerging artist likely to make waves in Nashville. Beckham won the 19th season of the storied competition show American Idol. His latest song "Keeping Me Up All Night" has already been well received by fans. He is the latest singer to take part in The Nash News original series Songs I Grew Up On, and his picks may surprise you.

1. "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash

"Whenever I was a little kid, I remember that movie Walk The Line coming out and being obsessed with Johnny Cash," shared Beckham. He even admitted to trying to dress like the iconic singer for a period of time. Beckham went on to say, "I learned how to play a few Johnny Cash songs around that time."

2. "What I Got" by Sublime

This song is often viewed as one of the ultimate summer jams. "I remember the first time I heard that song. It was this feeling of hearing a song I wasn't supposed to hear," said Beckham. He was obsessed with that kind of sound ever since.

3. "Don't Take The Girl" by Tim McGraw

Beckham couldn't help but sing along when this song was played during the segment. "This was me and my mom and my sister's favorite song," said the singer. "We were big Tim McGraw fans. It's one of my oldest song memories."

4. "Operator" by Jim Croce

Released in 1972, this song had an impact on a young Beckham. "My grandmother gave me a big stack of records and she told me I would like it. I actually loved it front to back," he excalimed. He loved the storytelling aspect the song has, as it talks about knowing everything will be alright even if things don't look that bright.