Today we continue with a great new feature on Belles and Gals – “Your Voice, Your Choice”. We introduce one of our favourite songs from a country artist and then the artist tells us in turn about a song that has inspired them and has a special place in their heart. Today we feature UK country artist Becky Lawrence.
There is little doubt that Becky Lawrence is one of our favourite artists here at Belles and Gals – we were so impressed in fact that we asked her to join the team! Becky, originally from the Isle of Man and now residing in the south-west of England, has her E.P launch tomorrow. The launch takes place in Box (near Bath) and full details of the launch are here!
Above you can see Becky in action at a live gig in Bristol performing ‘That Guy’, the fantastic single she released back in the summer, while you can also hear/download Becky’s latest song ‘Eyes of the Lonely’ by hitting her social links below.
Becky Lawrence has chosen ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Dolly Parton
When I was asked by Belles and Gals to choose just one song that has influenced me and why, I knew it was going to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done!
Growing up I was surrounded by an array of different genres of music: from heavy 80s rock like AC/DC & Alice Cooper from my father, to Genesis, Roxette, The Carpenters and Dolly Parton from my mother. Then as I grew older my musical tastes grew and I started to discover more incredible artists and sounds. Honestly, if they would let me, I could tell you my favourite 20 songs, but I will try to stick with just the one, here goes….
‘I Will Always Love You’ – Dolly Parton
I actually heard Whitney Houston’s version first and loved it, but when I realised it was originally Dolly Parton that wrote and sang it, I feel in love with it even more! In my opinion, it’s one of the simplest, purest love songs to date. You can feel every single word that Dolly is singing, which she has a real talent for. Dolly definitely influences my song writing. I really admire how she can create beautiful lyrics, yet keeping it simple and keeping you involved on her emotional journey. She really is the Queen of Country!