Tucker Beathard Gets Crazy in New ‘Momma and Jesus’ Music Video [Watch]
Tucker Beathard’s new music video for “Momma and Jesus” looks more like an episode of MTV’s Jackass. It premiered on Jan. 23, and if the sound was off, it might’ve taken you a moment to realize you’re watching a music video.
Directed by Wes Edwards, the video is loaded with raucous misbehavior that involves the stupid (and super fun) things a lot of dudes do in their early '20s. Riding the pedal tavern on Broadway in Nashville completely naked, jumping ramps on motorbikes and lingerie paintball are all part of the shenanigans. So it appears 22-year-old Beathard, his bandmates and longtime buddies wreaked some totally awesome havoc on Nashville during the filming.
“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,” says Beathard in a press release. “I grew up as a 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.’"
What You Need to Know About Tucker Beathard's "Momma and Jesus" Video
“It was pretty funny,” adds Beathard. “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.”
Though the song is centered on not growing up, Beathard turns it around, so the listener knows this lifestyle won’t last forever, just a little bit longer: “So I’m gonna shoot this last light out / Get a little lost before I get found / I’m gonna burn this last one down and then turn it around / Before momma and Jesus run out of reasons / For not giving up on me.”
“Momma and Jesus” is the second single from Beathard’s Fight Like Hell EP, a great precursor to his tour with Brantley Gilbert, The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour, which begins Feb. 2.