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Crepe Paper Heart

If you don’t recognize Becky Buller’s name, you’ve likely heard one of the many song’s she written over the years. Becky has penned songs for such artists as Ricky Scaggs, Rhonda Vincent, The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson, and more.

Her first CD in four years, has just released, Crepe Paper Heart. “It wasn’t supposed to take this long, but so much good life got in our way,” she said recently. Good things like being the first person ever to win the IBMA Instrumental, and Vocalist categories in the same year in 2016. That, coming off of a 2015 IBMA Songwriter, Emerging Artist, and Recorded Event of the Year awards.

The Manchester TN resident, originally from Minnesota, says she is a product of a musical marriage in a way. “My mom and dad met when my mom walked up to dad in college and told him he was playing cheater chords on the guitar,” she laughed. “When I was about five my parents got interested in bluegrass music, so I grew up playing it. Actually, I picked up fiddle so I could sing in my parents band. I was told, ‘you have to play something, you can’t just sing. It was the only instrument they didn’t have in the band at the time.”

Becky eventually went to Bluegrass school at East Tennessee State University. Upon graduation she took a job working with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike where she was immediately immersed in professional. “I traveled all over the world playing music with her for ten years,” she said. Becky then spent a few seasons with Brooke and Daren Aldridge before starting her own band in 2015.

“I’ve worked odd jobs within the industry, yes,” she said, but music has been her professional life since graduating college. Although her degree was in public relations, Becky says she’s “mostly been teaching – I do a lot of teaching, and have since college, teaching private lessons; fiddle and violin, songwriting, and singing too.”

To find out more, visit
www.beckybuller.com

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