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In 2016, Becky Buller made bluegrass music history by becoming the first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards.
In 2017, Becky and her bluegrass band recorded a video for her new single, "Speakin' To That Mountain," right here at Bird Song Studio.
Becky's songs, on the lips of the industry’s best, preceded this fiery-haired fiddling St. James, Minn., native to prominence in the acoustic music world. Now audiences are connecting the composer with her compositions…to the tune of five IBMA awards in the last two years, including the 2016 Fiddler and Female Vocalist and 2015 Songwriter Of The Year nods.
Since 2015, the Becky Buller Band has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Becky’s fourth solo album, Crepe Paper Heart, was released in early 2018 on the Dark Shadow Recording label.
Becky was featured on the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of Fiddler Magazine and penned the title cut of Special Consensus’ album Scratch Gravel Road, which was nominated for the 2013 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy.
Becky’s cover of Bill Monroe’s “Southern Flavor” (including new lyrics by DeWayne Mize and Guy Stevenson and featuring members of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys) garnered the 2015 IBMA Recorded Event Of The Year award.
She was featured in the July 2015 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited and honored as a 2016 SPBGMA Songwriter Of The Year nominee as well as being chosen as first Runner Up for the 2016 IAMA Country/Bluegrass Song of Year for her composition “Nothin’ To You”
Becky’s third solo album, ‘Tween Earth And Sky, was released in October 2014 on the Dark Shadow Recording label. It was the #1 album on the National Airplay Chart in the March and April 2015 issues of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. The singles “Nothin’ To You” and “Southern Flavor” both reached #4 and each stayed on the chart 13 months. Her 2015 Christmas single “Gingerbread House” topped the BluegrassToday.com radio airplay chart both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Reluctant as she might have been to start her own band, Becky had no qualms about entrusting her songs to the consummate artistry of Ricky Skaggs (“Music To My Ears”), Rhonda Vincent(“Fishers of Men”), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (“Be Living”), Josh Williams (“You Love Me Today”), Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (“My Angeline”, “Rest My Weary Feet”, “Cottontown”) and now The Infamous Stringdusters (“Freedom”), just to name a few.
Becky’s own recordings include: Little Bird (2004) and Rest My Weary Feet (2000). She also released a duet album with Valerie Smith: Here’s A Little Song (2007). Becky is featured on several of Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike’s recordings as well as three albums from the award-winning Daughters of Bluegrass: Pickin’ Like A Girl (2013), Bluegrass Bouquet (2008), and Back To The Well (2006), which won the 2006 IBMA Recorded Event Of The Year award.
Nate Lee will accompany Becky on May 19th at Bird Song Studio. Nate is an IBMA award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. While attending the Bluegrass & Country Music Program at South Plains College, Nate joined the Alan Munde Gazette. He toured with the band for six years and played fiddle on their second release Made To Last. After moving to Nashville in 2012, Nate toured with Irene Kelley, Town Mountain and the Jim Hurst Trio. Although Nate is in demand on stage and in studio, his first love (and finest skill) is teaching. With more than thirteen years’ experience as a teacher and workshop instructor, Nate has gained a loyal following of students who enjoy his comprehensive teaching methods and relaxed, encouraging demeanor. Catch Nate playing mandolin and twin fiddle with the Becky Buller Band at a festival or music camp near you!