How long have you lived in Nashville?
It will be 9 years in August! I moved here to study music at Belmont University and never left!
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Where are you from?
Growing up, I actually moved every few years for my dad’s job. I went from Indiana to Georgia to Iowa to Connecticut to Arkansas to Tennessee! Nashville is the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere, and it’s definitely home now.
What do you do with MBB?
My official title is “Community Coordinator,” so basically my job is to talk to all of you! I’m the one sending out the weekly Bestie Membership emails, I get all of our new members’ info added into the directory, and I do whatever else Katherine needs done! I just started working with Katherine in February and have already been learning a ton!
What do you do for work outside of MBB?
The majority of my work is as a cellist. I’ve toured on and off for the past 5 years, and when I’m not on the road I do a lot of studio recording as well. I’m also a singer/songwriter, so I’ve been spending a lot of my time working on my album lately!
What do you feel is your greatest musical or professional accomplishment so far?
I spent the majority of 2017 on tour with Michael W. Smith playing cello and singing in his band. He’s a legend as well as one of the most genuine guys I know, so it was a huge honor!
What are three things on your bucket list?
Ride in a hot air balloon.
Swim with dolphins.
Visit the giraffe manor in Nairobi, Kenya! If you’ve never heard of this place, you should look it up. Giraffes are my favorite animal, and it looks incredible!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love getting outside whenever possible, whether it’s going for a hike or just going to the park with my puppy. I love to travel and am always down for a road trip, and I try to find the best coffee shops everywhere I go!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone looking to break into the music industry?
BE A KIND HUMAN. Seriously, kindness goes a long way. Get to know people who inspire you and who are doing what you want to do, but make it clear that you value them as a person and not just for what they can do to further your career. The music industry is a small bubble, and you don’t want to burn any bridges. Build friendships rather than business connections, and work will come in time.
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Community Coordinator at Music Biz Besties
Becca is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has been calling Nashville home for the past nine years and has had the honor of touring with artists including Michael W. Smith, Francesca Battistelli, Lauren Daigle, Andrew Ripp, Jason Gray, Aaron Shust and more.