Clark Beckham took the stage for the first time Friday night at Riverbend. Beckham is a native of White House, TN and attended Lee University. Beckham was highly involved with the campus choir. He was a student leader and a tenor section leader.

Beckham's musical career lead him to become an American Idol sensation. Beckham was runner up against Nick Fradiani on the 14th season of American Idol. Clark was given a warm welcome from all his hometown supporters.