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Chayce Beckham Returns to American Idol with Till the Day I Die

American Idol winner and Takamine player Chayce Beckham  recently returned to the Idol stage to deliver a strong, live performance of his recently released single Till the Day I Die and to remind America just exactly why he won. See the introductory piece and backstory here.

Named the “Next Big Thing” by Music Row, “Artist to Watch” by “PopCulture” and “Full Fledged Country Star” by CMT, Beckham taps his talent for true-to-life songwriting and trademark, blues-induced vocals for the whiskey-soaked ballad, Till the Day I Die.

Ryan Seacrest along with Idol judges, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie took Chayce’s return appearance as an opportunity to present him with a certified RIAA gold / platinum award for his self-penned, breakthrough single, 23, the captivating, autobiographical song that first revealed Beckham as the real-deal, racking up 238 million on-demand streams (and counting) in the process

See the American Idol Till the Day I Die performance and 23 gold / platinum award presentation here.

For the live Idol performance, Chayce chose to employ his OM sized, thermal-spruce topped, solid ovangkol back-and-sides CP7MO-TT with custom, name-laden ebony fretboard.

Beckham’s first Takamine was a rosewood back and sides, EF360SC-TT that he purchased from Guitar Center Hollywood during the early stages of the Idol competition. The thermal spruce-top dreadnaught served Beckham very well as he would eventually take-home top honors.

Turns out, such make-or-break live performances are exactly what instruments like the CP7MO-TT and EF360SC-TT are designed and built for - and why the Takamine logo is such a common sight on live-performance stages worldwide.

Takamine Guitars is extremely proud and honored to be the acoustic-electric of choice for the immensely gifted Chayce Beckham.

Chayce Beckham playing on American Idol

Chayce Beckham on stage celebrating with Lionel Ritchie

Till The Day I Die album cover

23 album cover for Chayce Beckham