Tucker Beathard shows off his wild side in his new music video for "Momma and Jesus," where he performs stunts throughout Nashville.
"Don't try this at home," graffiti reads in the opening for Beathard's stunt-filled visual. It's not just an edgy way to incorporate art into the Wes Edwards directed clip. They mean it. The Nashville native channels his inner Johnny Knoxville as he races mini motorcycles, plays semi-naked paintball and uses himself as a bowling ball for trash can bowling pins. You can call him trouble with a capital T.
"As one of five siblings, if you asked my Mom who she most worried about getting into trouble, I'm going to guess it was probably me," he says in a press release. "I grew up as huge fan of shows like Jackass and Ridiculousness where they did crazy stunts like this and so the video shoot was an excuse to have fun and do stupid stuff."
"When the stunt coordinator quit and walked off the set that afternoon, I remember the head of my label Scott Borchetta called and said, 'I'm fine with you doing this, but please just don't kill yourself.' It was pretty funny," he explained. "They probably knew that I was going to do it anyway, but he was cool and just let me do my thing. It was awesome to just mess around with my best friends and make a unique music video. I can be reserved and introverted at times, but anyone who really knows me will not be shocked by it."
I don't personally know Beathard so watching him fly from a mini motorcycle made me cringe. It did keep my attention though. The unique clip helps him stand out amongst other blase country visuals. And hey, he's also living up to the song's lyrics. "Gonna run out of road before I run out of threat," he sings. "I've found a line to cross every change I get."
If you want to watch Beathard cross a few more lines, you can check him out on tour with Brantley Gilbert through the summer.