Renaissance Man! Beau Davidson Stars with Super Smiley Dog on Hallmark Movie Channel’s The Ultimate Legacy!
Renaissance Man, Emmy Nominee & on Cosmopolitan’s Hottest Bachelor list - Beau Davidson uses his music to help big cats like Cecil the Lion and to inspire courage and valor. His song Blessed is quickly becoming an iconic theme song in the vein of Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA. Beau stars in Hallmark’s The Ultimate Legacy alongside Super Smiley and show host Megan Blake where his concert performance of Blessed crescendos a dramatic climax in the film. And, he’s an Official Ambassador for The National Wildlife Federation and The Big Cats Initiative! Now this is a Super Smiley Adventure!
BACKGROUND Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Regional EMMY® nominee Beau Davidson is an international recording artist, songwriter, and actor. Citing Elvis as a main source of inspiration, Beau has always been fascinated by the musical boundaries that Elvis transcended with simultaneous hits on the country, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll charts, as well as his ability to effectively translate his musical talent to the big screen . In Memphis, Beau began taking classical piano lessons at age four, but learned contemporary hits like “Great Balls of Fire” by ear. Beau was soon winning regional talent competitions, competing as a finalist in The Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Contest- a contest graced by Elvis, Justin Timberlake and many other talents.
TRAINING Beau then took his musical aspirations to new heights by attending Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Music in Chicago, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in vocal performance/opera and political science. In Chicago, Beau appeared as Danny Zuko in Grease and as the leading man in many other productions, including the Lonny Price-directed A Little Night Music, with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, and Zoe Caldwell. Although operatically trained, Beau simply could not relinquish his Memphis roots, and began writing original music that captured his own experience.
TELEVISION AND FILM Beau then moved to Los Angeles where he guest starred on Days of Our Lives and Gilmore Girls. In between projects, he wrote music that he later released as a digital EP. Beau's debut single, “More Than I Can Give,” catapulted his career: independent of any record label or production company, the corresponding music video was integrated by CMT, GAC, MTV, and Vh1, indicative of the fact that Beau’s music appealed to a diverse audience. This success gave rise to interviews and performances on radio stations all across the country.
MEDIA Beau was featured on Oprah in 2009, due to their mutual love for Skype, and gained international media attention when asked to pen and premiere an honorary lullaby for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s daughter, Sunday Rose on Australian TV. Beau was named one of “Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People” and named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “51 Hottest Bachelors,” representing Tennessee. As a result, he appeared and performed on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, FBN's The Strategy Room, Entertainment Tonight, and The Daily Buzz. Beau appeared in In Touch magazine’s “Can’t Miss Guide,” in Country Weekly, and Clear Channel selected him to perform on the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon live in Las Vegas. He is a ClearChannel featured “Artist to Watch.”
MULTIFACETED In 2010, Producer Brad Bell of The Bold and the Beautiful asked Beau to guest star on the show, both acting and singing the Frank Myers song “You’re All I Ever Wanted.” Beau performed at the American Spirit Pageant hosted by Mario Lopez and serves as Master of Ceremonies and special entertainer for many pageants in Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization. He sang with Broadway great Kristin Chenoweth on television for the CMA Festival and her Grand Ole Opry debut. In 2011, he joined the cast of CMT’s #1 show, The Singing Bee as a lead vocalist, where he remained until the show was canceled in 2013.
BLESSED On 11/11/2011, Beau returned to The Bold and the Beautiful, premiering his original patriotic composition “Blessed” on a special Veterans Day episode. He also performed the song at the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl live on ESPN in for 40,000 fans, and was the theme song for ESPN’s 9/11 “Sunday Night Countdown” with Chris Berman. The “Blessed” documentary-style music video honoring the US military debuted on CMT July 4, 2012. It was featured in the annual Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular and earned Beau two EMMY® nominations at the Annual Mid-South Regional EMMY® Awards (2013 and 2015). Beau serves as a judge for the Daytime EMMY® Awards. He also sang the composition at the nationally televised 2015 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC and Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
Governor Mitt Romney appointed Beau as an ambassador for his 2012 Presidential campaign. He sang at the 2012 GOP Convention on primetime television for 21 million viewers with GE Smith and his band.
Beau sings “Blessed” in the 2016 Hallmark movie The Ultimate Legacy with Raquel Welch, Brian Dennehy, and Lee Meriwether, marking the fourth major licensing of the song, and his Renaissance man quality as triple threat actor, singer, and composer.
AWARDS The United States Jaycees selected Beau as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans of 2013 for its 75th anniversary, a prestigious award given to individuals under age 40 who have achieved significant career success, dedicated their lives to service, and represent the best attributes of their generation. Past recipients include Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, and Teddy Roosevelt, as well as athletes Peyton Manning and Arthur Ashe, Nelson D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford II, and Elvis Presley, whose award was his only non-musical honor.
PHLANTHROPY Beau is an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, The National Wildlife Federation, The Big Cats Initiative and Colon Cancer Awareness.
Beau’s insatiable drive, tenacity, and entrepreneurial spirit have enabled him to experience unprecedented success through his own initiative. Pushing musical and career boundaries, in much the same way Elvis did, he finds innovative ways to integrate music with television, film, and other media, while staying committed to the purity and soul of each song.