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Songwriter of “Boys of Fall,” "No Shoes, No Shirts, No Problem," Hot Mama," and "Why We Drink"

Casey Beathard moved to Nashville in 1991 after graduating from Elon College in North Carolina and playing the northern Virginia bars long enough to know music was all he wanted to do. He chose music over "the family business" of football. His father is in Canton's Pro Football Hall Of Fame as a multiple Super Bowl champion, and former general manager of the Dolphins, Redskins and San Diego Chargers. His brothers are a coach and scout at the professional and college levels. He oldest son, CJ, also plays quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"Mom's love for music, playing piano and singing, got ahold of me early in life," says Beathard. "I learned to best express myself by writing notes and stories to those I had something to say to." He later in life combined making music with his story telling and next thing you know Nashville called his heart like it does all country music artists. Beathard worked two jobs a day – at the Country Music Hall of Fame by Day and the Blue Bird Café at night. Talk about a learning experience, these jobs were very instrumental in the networking process. Beathard became a demo singer and then a recording artist on Capitol Records for a short time. Having kids and beginning to get recordings of songs he wrote made it easy to decide to just write songs. Beathard was BMI and NSAI Songwriter of the year in both 2004 and 2008.

He has written songs for Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Leanne Wommack, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Chris Stapelton, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Currington, Justin Moore, his son Tucker Beathard and more. He has more than 20 top 10 records including eight number one records. He has been nominated for two Grammys and one ACM Song of The Year.

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