Tucker Beathard: 'When it comes down to it, I'm a Hawks fan'
It was a given that Monday's episode of "The Dan Patrick Show" was going to feature Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.
Add C.J. Beathard's musically-talented younger brother to the list of guests.
Rising country music sensation Tucker Beathard joined sportscaster and radio personality Dan Patrick on his show Monday morning, where he talked about his song "20-10 Tennessee," being an Iowa football fan and shared some memories of growing up with C.J.
Patrick said at the start of the segment that his brother, who works in radio, recommended that he listen to "20-10 Tennessee." He admitted that when he came into the studio Monday, he was singing the song and wanted Tucker on the show.
Patrick asked Tucker if the song was about a break-up he had experienced himself, but Tucker said that wasn't the case.
"I was writing with a guy and he actually knows nothing about football and shouted out '10-10 Tennessee' and we were like well that doesn't make sense," Tucker said about the development of the song. "We just wanted to try and write a song about a break-up and somehow tie in a football game like that. Think a little differently."
Patrick mentioned that Tucker hasn't written a song yet about Iowa football yet.
"Growing up in the SEC, in the south, Tennessee and Alabama were the two teams that really made sense for that idea of the song," he said.
"But when it comes down to it, I'm a Hawks fan."
Growing up, Tucker said that he and C.J. even had a band.
"We called ourselves Fade 49, because they wouldn't let me call it Mother Tucker," he said.
The 21-year-old was part of a series of acts to play at the first-ever Kinnick Stadium concert in August. Last month, Tucker played a sold-out show in Iowa City, right after the Hawkeyes rallied to upset then-No. 2 Michigan.
"Any night game at Kinnick Stadium is a good time to be at Kinnick Stadium, for sure," he told the Register in November. "Everybody was hyped up and ready to watch a good game. Iowa came out just fired up."
Iowa is set to play in the Outback Bowl against Florida at noon on Jan. 2, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.