The remaining Idols headed to their hometowns this week and while Clark Beckham is technically from White House, Tenneessee, he rolled down on Broadway in Nashville first, jumping out of the “American Idol” limo to a swarm of screaming fans and tv cameras. Clark landed on the same corner he used to play before he was “wowing” J-Lo, Harry, Keith and millions of fans.
Too bad he forgot his guitar strap. Oops! Good thing there are only 5,378 guitar straps for sale on Broadway.
Before breaking into song, Clark told a story about when he was just playing for tips.
“I would sing like quiet stuff and no one would hear me. And then I had this one homeless guy come up to me, his name was Cowboy, (that is what he told me to call him anyway, so I did) and he said ‘Man, you gotta play loud, you gotta play loud’. And he showed me…”
Clark strummed out “Let’s Get it On” with his guitar case open for tips again. But, this time he donated all the money to the homeless people who are frequently playing on that same corner.
Later he returned to White House for a parade and concert.
Watch for the hometown highlights on “American Idol.”
Image Source: Kaitlin Harper