Beckham Wins Music Competition

Friday, May 9, 2014 - by Britain Miethe, Lee University
Clark Beckham
Clark Beckham

Lee University senior Clark Beckham won ArtistSignal’s Top Artist of the Month competition for April. The victory was announced upon final tallying of the votes. 

ArtistSignal is a social music platform which allows listeners to vote for the Top Artist each month. At the end of every month, a grand prize of $10,000 is awarded to the musician with the most votes.

Mr. Beckham, a history major at Lee, will receive his bachelor’s degree on Saturday, and plans to return to Lee in the fall to pursue his master’s degree.

“I was really blown away by all the support I got from everyone, especially in the Lee community,” said Mr. Beckham. “People that I've never met before would come up to me and tell me how they were going to make sure that I won.

Mr. Beckham plans on using the prize money from the competition for new music equipment, funding a new album, and recording a music video, among other plans.

“Overall I was most excited about the publicity my music received,” said Mr. Beckham. “I'm finishing up on a new recording project now, and I'm excited to see where it goes in the world of music.”

During his time at Lee, Mr. Beckham was a four-year member of Campus Choir, performed in Lee Theatre’s “Big River,” and wrote and performed original music put to Shakespearean lyric in “Much Ado About Nothing.” 

Mr. Beckham also recently auditioned for NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Due to confidentiality agreements with the show, Mr. Beckham cannot disclose any information on what happened, but anyone interested can tune in to the show in June to see the results of his audition.

For more information on Mr. Beckham, please visit http://clarkbeckham.com.


 

For more information on ArtistSignal, please visit https://artistsignal.com/.

Lee University To Welcome Trip Lee In Chapel

Lee University will welcome back Trip Lee, Christian rapper and pastor, in chapel on Tuesday, March 28, at 10:40 a.m. After delivering a powerful message in 2016, Mr. Lee will return to the Conn Center for this special morning service.  Born William Lee Barefield III, Mr. Lee began his career in the music industry early on. He has released five albums and authored two books. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State To Host Student Research Symposium On April 27

Chattanooga State is hosting a Student Research Symposium to showcase students’ research of issues within their professional careers and community involvement.   All community members are invited to come and support students and their work.   Students’ presentations are grounded in academic coursework and tied to their career or professional goals. Working with faculty, ... (click for more)

Pet Dog Dies In Trailer Fire Near Signal Mountain Road

A pet dog died in a trailer fire off Signal Mountain Road on Wednesday night.   Chattanooga firefighters responded to a structure fire around  9:30 p.m.  in a mobile home park at 174 Bledsoe Terrace. The woman who lived there told Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton that she had just left for work when the fire was discovered. The firefighters got the ... (click for more)

Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest Of Antonio Patton Is Armed Robbery Of Store On Bonny Oaks Drive

Fingerprint evidence has led to the arrest of Antonio Preze Patton for the robbery of a store on Bonny Oaks Drive last Dec. 2. Patton, 27, of 2829 5th Ave., is charged with aggravated robbery. Police were notified of the late-night holdup at the Mystik Mart. The clerk said two black males entered the store with their heads covered with hoodies. They appeared to be looking ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You, The Bald-Headed Lady

You were wearing a pretty sweat shirt and blue jeans when I saw you outside the Infusion Center at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday. You were the one who was nearly bald and I was the guy you greeted with a huge smile as we said hello in passing. You reminded me exactly of my brother Franklin. Years ago when chemotherapy began to rob him of his hair, Franklin was pretty devastated ... (click for more)