Mountain Home Music recording artists, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, have announced the addition of award-winning fiddler, singer and songwriter Becky Bullerto their band.
“Brooke and I are very pleased to welcome Becky to our musical family,” Darin says. “She is a multi-instrumentalist and a gifted singer/songwriter. We met back in 2000 in Louisville KY at the IBMA convention. I was with the Country Gentlemen at the time and she was a student at ETSU. Brooke and I have a talented band with Matt,Collin and Dwayne, we think Becky will be a great addition to the band.We’re looking forward to making a lot of great music together.”
Becky Buller is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer from St. James, Minn., who has traipsed the world over performing bluegrass/Americana/roots music to fund her insatiable habit of songwriting. Her compositions can be heard on records by Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, to name just a few. She co-wrote the title cut of Special Consensus’ latest release, Scratch Gravel Road, which is nominated for the 2013 Bluegrass Album Of The Year Grammy. Becky was featured on the Spring 2012 cover of Fiddler magazine, is winner of the 2006 IBMA Album of the Year award for her work with the Daughters of Bluegrass, and was the 2001 winner of MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting contest. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in 2001, Becky spent ten years on the road with Valerie Smith & Liberty. She now performs with Darin & Brooke Aldridge as well as with the Daughters of Bluegrass and has two solo albums to date: Little Bird (Bell Buckle Records, 2004), Rest My Weary Feet (SRS 2000). She can also be heard on Pickin’ Like A Girl (Blue Circle, 2013), the latest album by the Daughters of Bluegrass.2012 has been a big year for Buller. She penned the title cut of Special Consensus’ latest album, Scratch Gravel Road, which is nominated for the 2013 Bluegrass Album Of The Year Grammy. In September, Ricky Skaggs released Music To My Ears, for which Buller co-wrote the title cut along with Mark Simos and Lisa Aschmann. This past spring, Buller was featured on the cover of Fiddler Magazine. “Martha & Mary,” a song she co-wrote with IBMA executive director Nancy Cardwell for Nu-Blu’s Nail By Nail album, is currently climbing the Bluegrass Unlimited “National Survey” radio chart. Buller is a featured lead vocalist and fiddler on the Daughters Of Bluegrass’ soon-to-be-released four-CD box set Pickin’ Like A Girl. To top it all off, she and husband Jeff Haley are expecting their first child in March.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to pick and sing with Darin and Brooke,” said Buller. “They have a great sound and their group is fantastic. Plus they’re just downright nice folks AND they travel in a Sun Drop sponsored sprinter. (My husband and I are Sun Drop fanatics from way back.) I know this is going to be a lot of fun!”
Buller’s past accomplishments include an IBMA 2006 Recorded Event Of The Year award for her work with the Daughters of Bluegrass as well as a first place finish at MerleFest’s 2001 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the bluegrass division and numerous SPBGMA nominations for Songwriter Of The Year. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., in 2001, she toured with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike both nationally and internationally for ten years. Buller currently has two solo albums: Little Bird (Bell Buckle Records, 2004), Rest My Weary Feet (SRS 2000).
Buller replaces outgoing fiddler/singer Rachel Johnson Boyd who spent the last three years touring with the Aldridges.
“I’m so proud of Rachel,” said Buller. “She has become such a fine fiddler and singer. I know the fans will miss seeing and hearing her; her shoes will be impossible for me to fill. I wish her all the best and hope folks will enjoy what I bring to the band.”
We are looking forward to our first show of the year this Friday in Jekyll Island GA
Happy New Year and God Bless
Darin and Brooke Aldridge