Time for another #wmyc and this one is with Becky Lawrence! We spoke to Becky about a lot of things, including her gorgeous guinea pigs – keep your eyes peeled for a full interview later this week! – but for now, we asked #whatmadeyoucountry to dig a little deeper into Becky’s country roots.
The first country song I ever heard was 9-5 by Dolly Parton. As for country gigs, I used to write a music blog and I was lucky enough to get press passes for Ward Thomas and The Shires and the Thekla which was amazing!
If I could pinpoint one song or artist who influenced me, it would be Reba McEntire. Throughout my teenage years, she was the one I would listen to the most. If I could only listen to one album for the next ten years it’d be Reba’s Greatest Hits because every one of her songs has a story that just invites you in so you can just escape. I also love how quirky and powerful her voice is!
Here are my five most influential country songs. Who doesn’t love I Walk The Line?! I Will Always Love You is a simply beautiful Dolly Parton track with so much emotion in it. It’s a classic you can’t not love! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve sung Redneck Woman at karaoke. It’s just a great character song that is so fun to sing!
I fell in love with Follow Your Arrow as soon as I heard it. I love the way Kacey continues to break down barriers and this song is one of those. She just says it how it is. My final song is The House That Built Me. I can’t actually sing this song because I can’t get through it without crying! I can just relate so much to this song and moving from somewhere that had so many memories about growing up.