Becky Schlegel
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Becky Schlegel

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Becky Schlegel has a gift......"

Becky Schlegel has a gift for taking life’s experiences and transforming them into songs that are passionate and unique. Her music is a fusion of folk, bluegrass and country that is mesmerizing. Schlegel sings with an effortless, angelic and wistful soprano that has been described as “Clear and expressive. [Her] voice can go gritty at times or break appropriately or soar to ethereal heights or drift off in a whisper.” - Bluegrass Unlimited





Becky Schlegel is a world-class singer/songwriter; while soft-spoken and tenderhearted, she has a lighter side that is quirky, fun and vibrant. Her stage shows are lively, and she guides her career with a strong and willing hand. Schlegel’s artistic journey began with piano lessons when she was just five years old, growing up in Kimball, South Dakota. Becky moved to Minnesota in 1993 and in 1997 she formed her first bluegrass band, True Blue, they showcased at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual trade show and appeared on Garrison Keillor’s NPR show, A Prairie Home Companion. In 2000, the Minnesota Music Academy named Becky Schlegel and True Blue Bluegrass/Old-Time Group of the Year; in 2001, Becky took home the MMA’s Bluegrass/Old-Time Artist of the Year award.

Becky stepped out on her own in 2002, and recorded her first solo CD, RED LEAF and the title track was named 2002’s Music City Minnesota Song of the Year by the Minnesota Music Festival. Also that year, the Minnesota Music Academy voted Schlegel Bluegrass Artist of the Year, and named RED LEAF the year’s best Bluegrass/Old-Time Recording. In 2003, Becky was again voted Bluegrass/Old-Time Artist of the Year by the MMA. The following year, she was named the organization’s Bluegrass Group/Artist of the Year. Additional honors include performances at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Songwriters’ Showcase in both 2003 and 2005.

Becky returned to Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion several times over the years, and also became a frequent guest on the RFD TV Network’s Midwest Country Theater. She released her second solo CD of originals, DRIFTER LIKE ME, in 2005 and it quickly became a favorite of fans – and music critics alike. It was voted one of the Top 10 Best Albums of 2005 by the Star Tribune.

Her latest release, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE, features more of her amazing original music. Schlegel hasn’t forgotten her roots, but her heart and her music know no bounds. She continues to explore, dream, write and sing songs of life and love – of heartache and redemption. Her music is diverse; a compelling, almost spiritual ride that is the embodiment of a fascinating woman and her engaging stories.