Tucker Beathard is celebrating the life of his late brother, who was taken far too soon.
The country singer recently turned to social media to share a tribute video and song in memory of his younger sibling, Clayton Beathard, who was fatally stabbed outside of a Nashville bar in December.
The clip, set to a song appropriately titled “Brother,” features home footage of the two siblings spending quality time together. The boys, along with their eldest brother, San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, can be seen bonding with one another while taking part in various activities that range from spontaneous jam sessions to light-hearted football games. Photos included in the clip also show the boys hanging out together by the beach and eating meals during holiday festivities.
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I wrote this song right after my little brother Clay graduated high school, and It was heavy on my heart to write a song about the relationship dynamic that me and my brothers are blessed to share. This song has taken on a lot deeper meaning for me now that Clay is in Heaven. But I know he’s still watching over me and still gonna be helping me take on the world from above. #psalm27:1
“Brother let me hold your trouble / When it gets too heavy / Let me fly when you’re high / Let me sink like a stone,” Beathard sings throughout the chorus of the song which appears on his 2018 album Nobody’s Everything. “When you’re low / Brother let me say / A little prayer for you / Take a sucker punch for you / I’d do anything for you / Yeah you ain’t alone / Yeah I’ll take on the world with you.”
Along with the video, Beathard included a caption explaining that he originally penned the song for Clayton’s high school graduation. But, due to the untimely passing of his brother, the song has impacted him on a much deeper level.
“I wrote this song right after my little brother Clay graduated high school,” he wrote on Instagram. “It was heavy on my heart to write a song about the relationship dynamic that me and my brothers are blessed to share. This song has taken on a lot deeper meaning for me now that Clay is in Heaven. But I know he’s still watching over me and still gonna be helping me take on the world from above. #psalm27:1.″
Clayton, a quarterback for Long Island University’s football team, passed away on the morning of Dec. 21 after being fatally stabbed to death outside the Dogwood Bar in downtown Nashville. He was just 22-years-old. Clayton’s friend, 21-year-old Paul Trapeni III, was also a victim in the attack and was pronounced dead after he was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A third victim, Alvin Behurum, survived the attack.
News of Clayton’s passing hit the country music community hard. Along with the musical talent of Clayton’s brother Tucker, the boys’ father, Casey Beathard, is a prolific songwriter behind such hits as Eric Church’s “Homeboy,” and Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems.” 23-year-old Michael D. Mosely has been charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide in the stabbing.