Becky Hobbs, Songwriter/Country Vocalist
Becky has performed in over 40 countries, including nine in Africa. Her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty (I Want To Know You Before We Make Love went to #1), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, Ken Mellons, and others.
She is the co-writer of Alabama’s hit, “Angels Among Us,” which has been used by many charities throughout the world, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In 1981, Becky recorded a Top 10 duet with Moe Bandy, Let’s Get Over Them Together. In 1988, her critically acclaimed All Keyed Up album (MTM, then BMG), brought us Jones On The Jukebox, Are There Any More Like You, and Do You Feel The Same Way Too. In 1988, Becky’s co-written song You Are (recorded by Glen Campbell & Emmylou Harris) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Country & Western Vocal Performance -Duet category.
In the early 90’s, Becky’s Talk Back Tremblin’ Lips video (Curb Records) went to #6 on CMT. In 1994, she released The Boots I Came to Town In album (Intersound), which included the haunting Pale Moon, Mama’s Green Eyes (And Daddy’s Wild Hair) and Becky’s own version of Angels Among Us. Becky was named Cashbox Magazine’s Independent Country Music Female Artist of the Year.
In 1996 Becky, who now lives in Nashville, married guitarist/ producer/songwriter Duane Sciacqua who played with Glenn Frey, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh. He produced Becky’s From Oklahoma With Love, which received a rave review in PEOPLE Magazine. Swedish Coffee & American Sugar was released by popular demand in Scandinavia in 2000. In 2004, Becky released Songs From the Road of Life. Best of the Beckaroo-Part 1 was released in 2005.
Becky’s newest release is Nanyehi-Beloved Woman of the Cherokee. The CD contains 17 songs written for a musical, based on the life of her 5th-great grandmother, Nancy Ward (1738-1822). The musical won a grant from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. NANYEHI had its first full production in Hartwell, GA in May of 2012 to a sold-out audience that honored her with 6 standing ovations. The show recently enjoyed a 3 week run at a theater in Tennessee.
Whiskey-voiced Becky Hobbs is one-of-a-kind. A gifted songwriter and captivating entertainer, she plays some rockin’ keys on stage, yet she can rope you in like an Oklahoma cowgirl with her from-the-heart ballads.