Bethany Becker is a 19-year-old from Austin, TX, who lives and breathes pop country music.
She has been singing her entire life. And ever since she came to the realization that she couldn’t grow up to be a Disney Princess, a Mermaid, or some combination of the two, she knew that she wanted to pursue it professionally.
When she was 13, having read several biographies of Disney Channel stars who broke into the business when they were 12, she feared that she was aging out of her window and realized that nothing was going to happen unless she took action. So, she reached out to AMTC, and that decision ultimately changed the course of her life. After showcasing with AMTC at their Winter 2012 SHINE Convention and building up a network of industry connections, the pieces of her career started to fall into place.
Her love for Taylor Swift initially led her to country music and the stories, realness, and vulnerability of the songs made her fall in love with it. Summer 2013, she flew out to Nashville to write and record her first EP with Keith Follese (Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Faith Hill), Adrienne Follese, and Liz Rose (Taylor Swift). The EP, “Maybe More,” is the result of taking her personal stories and writing experience and adding in some of the top songwriters and producers in the business.
A few years after creating “Maybe More” and the EP landing multiple nominations for the Hollywood Music and Media Awards and various other competitions, more stars aligned and she signed a record deal with Spectra Music Group and a management agreement with Oscar Collins and Associates.
After several trips back and forth from Nashville and many hours writing and recording, she finished her first full album “I Want Love,” which includes the songs off of the “Maybe More” EP as well as seven new songs created with the help of the incredible Jeff Pardo (Lady Antebellum, Matthew West, Colton Dixon), which hit the market on May 6th, 2016. Since its release, the album has received great reviews and has also received numerous award nominations.
Currently, Bethany is touring around Texas with her first band and showing her art to anyone who will listen. She recently finished a tour with High School Nation and “Drake and Josh” star Drake Bell. Also, she has performed on both Good Morning Texas and Good Day Austin in the past few months. And most recently, she released an original Christmas song, “Christmastime,” on November 24, 2017 that will be featured on Good Day Austin’s Christmas Morning program.
Bethany works hard to make her music relatable, not just to other 19-year-old girls but to people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition to being relatable, it’s important to her that no parent ever feels like they have to cover their child’s ears at one of her shows. She is happy and proud to say that “I Want Love” is 100% clean and safe for people of all ages as well.
She is always singing, constantly writing, and she always has something new and positively entertaining around the corner.