Rebecca Lynn Howard
Singer/songwriter Rebecca Lynn Howard was born in Salyersvilly, Kentucky on April 24, 1979. Both her writing and vocal style are deeply rooted in the rich sounds of her Appalachian upbringing. From a young age, Howard was inspired by bluegrass, country and gospel music.
Howard established herself in Nashville as a songwriter in whom such country stars as Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, John Michael Montgomery, Trisha Yearwood, and others found hit songs. She soon found herself in high demand as a guest vocalist on sessions with the likes of Vince Gill and Dolly Parton. In 2002, she stepped into the spotlight with her soaring vocals on her Top 5 debut single "Forgive." She returned to the charts with "Out Here in the Water." She appeared on the star-studded soundtrack for the 1997 Robert Duvall movie The Apostle with her recording of the popular hymn "Softly and Tenderly." In 2008, Howard released the album No Rules.