Country music has evolved into many forms over generations, and Del Rio-born William Beckmann has channeled youth and an old soul into his country music.
His new record, “Here’s to You. Here’s to Me,” showcases a country roots vibe and his growth as a songwriter – and he got an early start, taking piano lessons at a young age and then learning to play guitar.
“I didn’t come from a musical family at all. So a lot of it was kind of learning on my own,” he said. “Growing up in Del Rio I think had a big part of it, because it’s a small town and there’s not a lot to do. And that’s just what I did to pass the time. And then the older I got, I just never really stopped doing it. And then I turned it into something I wanted to pursue professionally.”