Becca Bowen

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Becca Bowen

When blonde meets pink, I get scared. After all the women featured here at Southern Fellow, one would think that I would be comfortable with that combination. However, my experience has told me to proceed cautiously, and that’s what I did with the next artist here on Feed the Band. Becca Bowen is a living “Country Barbie.”  I admit three years ago, I never took the time to open the proverbial box. Luckily this past year I learned that what makes Becca shine wasn’t a plastic, fake exterior, but a woman who is an impressive songwriter and an exceptional human.

First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, or in this case, the blonde. Yes, Becca Bowen is a beautiful woman by any scale you want to use. That, and her love of the outdoors, earned her the nickname “Country Barbie.”  That said, this past year, I have refused to look at her in such a manner. Partly because there are a plethora of beautiful women in the industry, and it never resonated with me when it came to Becca.  She will even tell you I’ve called her “Redneck Barbie” and some other combinations because the Barbie thing never stuck. That’s because if you only focused on Becca’s external forces you miss what truly makes her beautiful.

As I alluded to in the beginning, I didn’t give Becca much thought when her name first crossed my desk. I judged a book by it’s cover and it is something I still regret today. My first opinion of her was shallow and I didn’t see that I was accusing her of the crime I was committing. Yet, by God’s grace, Becca showed up on my desk once again a few years later. I don’t what pushed me to invite Becca Bowen to our Nashville Showcase, but what happened after the invitation shocked the hell out of me. Behind all the perfectly applied makeup was this humble, big-hearted person I never dreamed existed. The one person who I thought would have the smallest heart, has one of the biggest ones I’ve ever seen in my four years of doing Southern Fellow. This past year Becca Bowen has said yes to everything I have thrown her way and it’s the unwavering kindness she has shown to me that will never let me see her as a pretty toy.

I am going to let you in on a little music industry secret. Good looks can get you places. However, not as far as you might think. If that’s your only trick you are going to hit a glass ceiling. Becca Bowen has excelled in the industry for a myriad of reasons. However, it’s her vocals, first-class songwriting, and her desire to connect to a broad swath of people that has led to her success.  Becca has captured the hearts of many following their dreams with her single “County Line” and has helped women everywhere find their light with “Glitter”. I am going to add one other thing to this list. Becca is willing to take chances. She did on me and Southern Fellow has never been the same.

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I finally had the opportunity to ask Becca some questions. It has been a long time coming, but it’s an honor to have her on Feed the Band. We also paired Becca up with an amazing recipe. After you are finished reading, please try The Best Chicken and Corn Chowder recipe out there. Your family and friends are going to ask you to make it all the time. Without further ado, here is our interview with country artist Becca Bowen.

Tell us about your road to country music.

I started singing at a very young age. I grew up singing gospel music and eventually wanted to sing country as well. Someone introduced me to the music of George Strait and I was hooked. The song “ I get carried away” was one of the first country songs I had ever sung. The storytelling of country was what I loved about the genre so much. I started writing my own songs and eventually had the chance to open up for country legends “Alabama”. I knew when I walked on that stage I wanted to do this for the rest of my life!

What is one thing you believe most people misunderstand about you?

I think because I was given the nickname of “ Country Barbie” sometimes people misunderstand how I am. Until they meet me they don’t realize there is a good-hearted country girl underneath the glamorous exterior.  I’m a lot more country and redneck than meets the eye. I was raised to hunt, fish, be in the outdoors and enjoy life! I have some great stories of my adventures and I love sharing that side with my friends and fans.

What is the story behind “Country Barbie”?

Growing up in a small town I was always spending time in the outdoors wearing camo and ball caps. Then on the weekends I would usually be performing and would be all dressed up in Rhinestones. I had a very diverse background. A hometown boy started calling me “ Country Barbie” and it caught on. Other people in my hometown started calling me that nickname as well. Once I won the hunting show on the outdoor channel that name just stuck with me.

We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow; when writing music, what recipe do you use?

I have a book full of titles and ideas I have written down over the years. When I sit down to write I usually will start with the chorus and the hook line. That is always the most important to me. After that I will move on to the verses and lastly the bridge. I will then put the song away for a few months and then go back to it. I like giving a song some time so I can process it and then make changes to make it the best it can be. 

What do you think is the most important quality for a music artist to have?

I think the most important quality would be heart and authenticity.

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What is your first fond memory of food?

The best memory I have of food is eating my Mom’s dressing at Thanksgiving. She put everything but the kitchen sink in it. It is the best dressing I have ever had! I look forward to it every Thanksgiving.

 

 Many young women may not feel they fit a particular mold when they dream of being a music artist. What advice do you have for these women?

Just be you! Don’t change yourself for anyone. Embrace the person that God made you to be! That’s where your originality as an artist will show through!

 

Tell us about your brand new EP “County Line”!

I am so excited about my new EP that came out on January 26th. This was a true labor of love. All the songs were written by myself and Sam woods. Also on the song Baby Lie to Me, the incredible Sal Oliveri was a co-writer. This EP goes back to my roots. This EP is a more vulnerable side of myself. I share a little glimpse into my life throughout this EP and my journey to finding my way to Music City. I think so many people will be able to relate to the songs. 

 

Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your musical goals?

In five years I see myself still doing what I love. I hope to be on a headlining tour sharing my music around the world, continuing to write not only for myself but others. My goal is to reach the next level in my career. Only God knows what’s in store but what I do know is that I will still be holding onto my dreams. 

 

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If you could write with anyone, living or who has passed on, who would that person be? 

Dolly Parton of course! That would be a dream come true!

If I gave you $10 what would you do with it?

I would put it in the offering plate at church! 

What is one thing you’re currently learning about yourself?

I’m learning that I’m a strong cookie! That no matter what life throws at me, to look for the blessings in every situation. 

What fad or trend do you wish would come back?

I just wish we could wear white after Labor Day. 

Is there anything else you want your fans at Southern Fellow to know?

If they ya’ll want to follow me along on my journey, you can visit me on social media or at my website www.beccabowenmusic.com. I have some exciting things in the works this year. I can’t thank my fans enough for their continued support.

That is Becca Bowen! I think you now see that she is far from a toy. She has a heart that beats and is constantly striving to connect with as many people as possible through her music. I firmly believe she deserves a spot on your favorite playlist. You can find Becca Bowen on your favorite streaming platform including SpotifyApple MusicAmazon, and YouTube. While listening, be sure to try the chicken corn chowder recipe Becca Inspired. Thanks for reading!  I will see you next time right here on Feed the Band.

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