Christian Beck / Press

“A Freedom man took home the top honors at WBUT's local qualifier of the Texaco Country Showdown Sunday. Christian Beck, 19, beat out 10 other contestants and will now advance on to the state level of the competition later this year.”

“Beck digs up all sorts of dirty possibilities in an engaging vocal manner comparable to Jason Aldean. For a finishing layer, the Freedom teenager adds, 'Put on your cleanest dirty shirt,' a nice tip of the hat to a Johnny Cash-by-way-of Kris Kristofferson lyric.”