Rebecca Lynn Howard is an American country music singer, songwriter, bass player and guitarist. She was born on April 24, 1979, in Salyersville, Kentucky, and grew up in a musical family. Howard began singing in church at a young age and later started performing at local fairs and festivals.
In 1997, Howard moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in music. She signed with Decca Records in 2000 and released her debut single, “When My Dreams Come True,” which peaked at number 51 on the Billboard country charts. Howard’s self-titled debut album followed in 2002, featuring the hit single “Forgive.”
Her songs have been recorded by singers like Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Steven Tyler and Runaway June to name a few. She has released several albums throughout her career, including “Forgive” (2002), “No Rules” (2008), and “The Great Make Believer” (2016).
In addition to her music career, Howard has also acted in films and television shows. She appeared in the 2005 film “Broken Bridges” alongside Toby Keith and starred in the CMT reality series “Gone Country” in 2008.
Throughout her career, Howard has been recognized for her talent as both a performer and songwriter. She is a 2-time Grammy winner and has received nominations from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, among others, and has won awards from organizations such as BMI and the Nashville Songwriters Association International.