Casey Beathard

Induction Year: 2023

Birth Name: Casey Michael Beathard

Birth Date: 12-02-1965

Place of Birth: Torrance, California

Born in California, Casey Beathard grew up in Vienna, VA. In 1990 he graduated from Elon College in North Carolina with a degree in business management. The following year he moved to Nashville, where he worked jobs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Bluebird Café.

By 1998 Casey had his first writing deal and the title track of Kenny Chesney’s I Will Stand album. By 2001 Casey had his first Top 10 song, and in 2002 his “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd had reached #1.

From there the floodgates opened for more chart-toppers: “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Tracy Lawrence and “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” by Rodney Atkins, as well as “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems,” “Don’t Blink” and “The Boys Of Fall” – all by Kenny Chesney. Casey’s hits with frequent collaborator Eric Church include “Like Jesus Does,” “Like A Wrecking Ball” and “Hell Of A View.”

Casey’s co-written “There Was Jesus” by Zach Williams & Dolly Parton was a Christian AC hit and earned the 2021 Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.

Casey was BMI’s 2004 and 2008 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and the 2008 NSAI Songwriter of the Year.


"Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)"

(written with Marla Cannon-Goodman)

Rodney Atkins2008 #1 Country

"Come Back Song"

(written with Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton)

Darius Rucker2010 #1 Country

"Do You Want Fries With That"

(written with Kerry Kurt Phillips)

Tim McGraw2005 #5 Country

"Don't Blink"

(written with Chris Wallin)

Kenny Chesney2007 #1 Country

"Drinkin' Bone"

(written with Kerry Kurt Phillips)

Tracy Byrd2004 #7 Country

"Find Out Who Your Friends Are"

(written with Ed Hill)

Tracy Lawrence w/ Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney2007 #1 Country, #61 Pop

"Hell Of A View"

(written with Eric Church, Monty Criswell)

Eric Church2021 #1 Country

"How 'Bout Them Cowgirls"

(written with Ed Hill)

George Strait2007 #3 Country, #49 Pop

"I Got A Feelin'"

(written with Carson Chamberlain, Billy Currington)

Billy Currington2004 #5 Country, #50 Pop

"Just Fishin'"

(written with Monty Criswell, Ed Hill)

Trace Adkins2011 #6 Country

"Like A Wrecking Ball"

(written with Eric Church)

Eric Church2015 #6 Country

"Like Jesus Does"

(written with Monty Criswell)

Eric Church2013 #6 Country

"No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems"

Kenny Chesney2003 #2 Country

"Ready, Set, Don't Go"

(written with Billy Ray Cyrus)

Billy Ray Cyrus w/ Miley Cyrus2008 #4 Country

"Rock On"

(written with Tucker Beathard, Marla Cannon-Goodman)

Tucker Beathard2016 #2 Country

"Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo"

(written with Marla Cannon-Goodman, Michael P. Heeney)

Tracy Byrd2002 #1 Country

"The Boys Of Fall"

(written with Dave Turnbull)

Kenny Chesney2010 #1 Country

"The Breath You Take"

(written with Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon)

George Strait2011 #6 Country

"There Was Jesus"

(written with Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams)

2021 Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Zach Williams & Dolly Parton2020 #1 Christian AC, #2 Christian

"Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly"

(written with Kenny Beard, Aaron Tippin)

Aaron Tippin2002 #2 Country

"Why We Drink"

(written with Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Jeremy Stover)

Justin Moore2020 #1 Country, #50 Pop

Casey Beathard

Induction Year: 2023