Q and A with Bethany BeckerApril 29, 2015
Bethany Becker is a country pop artist out of Austin, TX that has been hard at work in following her dreams in music. She recently released an EP and is hard at work on more music! Find out what all she had to say when she chatted with BareBones Ent Below!
BS: What got you started in music?
BB: I fell in love with music when I was really young! When I was in the first grade, all of my friends wanted to be singers, but when they got older they all stopped. When I realized that my desire to make and sing music was never going to go away, I decided to pursue music professionally. When I was thirteen, I got involved with an organization called AMTC (Actors Models and Talent for Christ) and from there I started making connections and things started falling into place.
BS: You have a great voice, how have you seen your voice develop since you started?
BB: Thank you! My voice has grown A LOT since I’ve really started to pursue music. My first vocal training was classical which was great but after a while I came to the realization that if I was going to sing country pop I needed to be trained in country pop. So I found a new vocal coach who I love and has really helped me expand my range and make my sound more dynamic! Also, the more I record and perform the more I hear my voice grow.
BS: Any advice for young vocalists out there?
BB: Sing, sing, sing!!! Sing as much as you can and sing songs that are going to challenge you with complicated melodies and that stretch your range. If you can get a vocal coach it will help you a lot.
BS: Now Texas has a strong history with country music, and has continuously introduced the world to many great country artists. How do you feel that you stand out from other artists out right now?
BB: One of my main goals as an artist is to create and sing music that people can connect and relate too. I want to impact people on a very personal level. I work to make music that lines up with real life and I pull inspiration from my life and the lives of people around me to achieve this goal. My determination to create music that reflects the lives of my listeners sets me apart.
BS: I have noticed your songs are very relatable, is that something that you aim to do or does it just come through naturally?
BB: It’s definitely something I aim to do! I strive very hard to make and sing music that is relatable. I think music is a million times more beautiful when people can apply it to their lives and situations. It’s a great way to let people know that they aren’t alone in the crazy things they experience and that other people have been in their shoes.
BS: If you could work with any artist who would it be and why?
BB: Either Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood! Carrie Underwood’s voice is crazy awesome and I love Taylor’s writing. I’d be ecstatic if I got to work with either of them :).
BS: You released a EP titled, Maybe More, how did that come about?
BB: It’s actually pretty crazy how everything came together. After I decided to make music my career, one connection led to another until I found myself on my way to Tennessee to record and write my first EP! Making Maybe More was an incredible experience! I worked with a lot of amazing people and writers throughout the process. The EP is largely inspired by my life and some of the songs describe very specific events. Maybe More is like my baby, and I couldn’t be happier about the way it turned out.
BS: How have people responded to the EP?
BB: Great! I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on the songs. It makes me really happy to see people singing along at shows and knowing that people are listening to and liking my music.
BS: What are you currently working on?
BB: I just signed with a label so I’m working on my first full length album! I’m also getting ready to film my next official music video. I’m very excitedJ.
BS: When can fans hope to see you in the near future?
BB: I’m always performing live in the Austin, Texas area and hope to tour a larger area soon! I’m also on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other fun social sites :). I’m always posting short covers on Vine!
BS: Anything else you would like to add?
BB: Thanks you so much for caring about me and my music!!! It means the world to me. I can’t wait to see what the future holds :).