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"Thanks Bret, for featuring this pic from Kumamoto, Japan!  Been away from my page for a bit.  Busy touring with Neal McCoy still, and most recently moved to Branson, Missouri!  Find me on Facebook and friend me there! C-ya! Becky"
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KEYBOARDS/ VOCALIST/BGV's /ACOUSTIC GTR /COMPOSER/ ARRANGER / SONGWRITER
Company Name:
SCREAMING BEAGLE MUSIC
About Me:
My family and I moved from Dallas, TX, where I was featured singer and a member of the house band at the original COWBOYS Niteclub, in Garland, Texas.

Within a few months of arriving in Nashville, I began working on the Hurricane Deck of the GENERAL JACKSON showboat, through good friend, Bob Fortner. Through Opryland connections, I did a Canadian tour with JIM ED BROWN Upon returning, Afterwards, I worked with legendary singer/songwriter, RODNEY CROWELL.

One of my first Master sessions to record was for legendary Texas Artist, GARY P. NUNN, (Famous four writing the theme to "AUSTIN CITY LIMITS" ). The album was titled, " ROADTRIP ".

8 months after arriving in Nashville, I auditioned and got the job to work with the incredible, TRISHA YEARWOOD I was with Trisha from 1993 - 1996, playing keyboards, primary BGV's and acoustic guitar. I played piano on her Christmas album , "THE SWEETEST GIFT", and sang BGV's alongside Trisha's long time producer, GARTH FUNDIS, on the song,"Hello I'm Gone" on Trisha's "EVERYBODY KNOWS" album. Touring with Trisha made it possible for me to do all the major network shows, including LETTERMAN, TONIGHT SHOW W/JAY LENO, KATHY LEE AND REGIS, THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (excerpts from performance put on BEST OF AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, Video & CD) , as well as all the TNN shows, including the GRAND OLD OPRY , THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM, MUSIC CITY TONIGHT and CMA AWARDS SHOW. I've also been fortunate enough to play RADIO CIY MUSIC HALL, (Country Takes Manhattan), toured EUROPE several times with Trisha, (playing ALBERT HALL in LONDON) and the MIDEM Festival in CANNES, FRANCE. My first tour in AUSTRAILIA came when we performed with Trisha at THE GYMPIE MUSTER, outside of BRISBANE, AUSTRAILIA.

Also played with symphonies across the nation, including a televised special , shot in Daytona, Florida with the LONDON PHILHARMONIC, working alongside DISNEY composer, arranger and multiple Emmy Award winnder, conductor MARK WATTERS.

I began touring with PAM TILLIS in April of 1996 - 1999. Played keyboards/acoustic guitar, mandolin and accordian. TV shows w/ Pam include PRIME TIME COUNTRY, THE TONIGHT SHOW W/ JAY LENO, THE CMA AWARDS, THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CMA'S (TNN SPECIAL), as well as several Symphony and Christmas shows. Also was one of two U.S. musicians Pam used on her 2 week AUSTRALIAN TOUR in 1999 .

When Pam moved her show to Branson, I was called by SAMMY KERSHAW, to work with him. We opened for .38 SPECIAL and LYNYRD SKYNYRD as well as THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, among many other countrty artists, such as KEITH URBAN. and LORRIE MORGAN . After leaving Sammy,I took several months off and then began touring w/ KEVIN SHARPE ,during the summer of 2000, followed by Mustang Sally,

After VIRGIN RECORDS shut it's doors, MS was pitched to CURB RECORDS and an album was recorded and finished. But, due to some "unknown dealings" beyond our control, the deal fell apart.

From the ashes of MS, three former members of the band, (myself included), founded what would soon be called, Cowboy Crush. Curb knew the 3 members through our former affiliation with the label, which opened avenues for another record deal through the Asylum Records side of Curb. . A lead singer and a drummer were added, to complete the band.

During the year our record contract was being negotiated,(most of 2003), I was ecstatic to get to tour with the Great PATTY LOVELESS!!! TV performances include : CONAN O'BRIAN and THE TODAY SHOW in NY, as well as many TV spots on the GRAND OLD OPRY.

CC was signed in 2004, with our 1st single "NOBODY EVER DIED OF A BROKEN HEART" . That was also our first video, which debuted at # 17 on GAC's TOP 20 Video Countdown. CC toured EUROPE, (MWR) and JAPAN. My arrangement of the NATIONAL ANTHEM, brought CC our only National TV exposure,(other than the 1st video), thanks to our affiliation with NASCAR, singing the Anthem, LIVE at the 2007 BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT in Daytona, Florida and at PIKE'S PEAK Raceway in Colorado.

During more 'off-time' with CC, (Winter 2004-Spring 2005 ), I was called by my good Texas buddy, NEAL MCCOY !! During this time, I appeared in Neal's video, "BILLY"S GOT HIS BEER-GOGGLES ON", ' with Neal's band, "animal guy", JACK HANNA, and actor/comedian, ROB SCHNEIDER.

I was also very honored to be featured in the December/2006 issue of KEYBOARD MAGAZINE, (page 14).

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The Blessings just 'keep on a comin' ! I have been asked to be Neal McCoy's NEW bandleader/keyboardist starting in 2009 !!
Thank you Lord for provision, direction and an incredible Artist to perform with!!

Even though I have recently moved to Branson, Missouri, I am available for 2011 showcases, sessions, or weekend Artist gigs (whenever not touring with Neal McCoy). Friend me, Becky Priest, on Facebook! C-ya!

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Please leave me a message on this page or my Myspace page at: www.myspace.com/beckypriest

My main instrument is keyboards/organ but play rhythm acoustic, as well as some mandolin and accordian. LOVE singing harmonies (Perfect Pitch).

I am "road-ready" with a current Passport, and 20 years of touring experience Nationally AND Internationally. I've seen ALL sides of touring. I am also endorsed by YAMAHA., (thank you Tony E. ) I use the YAMAHA S90 ES keyboard, as well as the ROLAND VK-7, as a secondary keyboard.

Besides Touring, I am available for showcases, session work (both keys and vocals), as well as arranging and 'orchestrating' tracks (as well as arranging harmony vocals),for any recording project!
Website:
http://www.myspace.com/beckypriest
Number of years working in Nashville area:
I have worked steadily since 1992 ! Thank you Lord! : )
Number of years in the music business:
Starting playing music for a living at the age of 18 years old ! : )

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Hey Ya'll!! Sorry, I've been away from this page for quite a while! Been SO stinkin' busy with Neal!! But, that's a GOOD THING!!

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

Hey Ya'll!



Man! I am SO sorry if anybody's been waiting on me to accept their Friend Request. I had a bunch of requests and I didn't even know it! Hope I've gotten back to everyone!



We just got back from the Tuscon, AZ KIIM Radio Cruise on the Carnival Cruise Ship, Splendor. We had a BLAST!!

My first cruise, EVER...and didn't even get sea-sick....well...not much, at least!



Been super busy with Neal McCoy and our summer is PACKED! We'll be performing at… Continue

FIRST GIGS WITH NEAL..........MAN! What a BAND!!

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I REALLY have to brag on the guys! We have got an INCREDIBLE new band for Neal this year! I am SO proud of all of them and am honored to be playing with each and everyone of them!



January gigs went GREAT! One of the HIGHLIGHTS was playing the TEXAS BLACK TIE AND BOOTS INAUGURAL BALL in WASHINGTON. D.C. !!!!! What an HONOR and what a BLAST!!!! Even DENZEL WASHINGTON showed up!! ??? VERY COOL!



Also got to say HEY to my TEXAS buddy, GARY P. NUNN backstage! We really had a… Continue

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At 5:49pm on March 3, 2011, Brian Emmel said…

I am a bassist available for singer/songwriter & artist events.

Thank you!

Brian Emmel

emmelbrian@gmail.com

At 2:36pm on September 22, 2010, Jonathan Riggs said…
Hi, Becky. Thanks for reaching out and yes, I'll be happy to connect. Sorry it took so long, I thought I had already done it.

Peace,
Jonathan
At 6:42pm on July 4, 2009, Michael Funderburk said…
Ms. Priest! I hope you are doing well and with many blessings!

I'll be in town permanently in 5 weeks!

Michael Funderburk
At 2:27pm on December 22, 2008, Stan Munsey said…
Becky, Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous, Healthy, Blessed New Year! Keep tickling those ivories_

Stan Munsey
At 10:19pm on December 6, 2008, Bret Teegarden said…
Hey Becky,

Kelsey and her friends are sure missing some Pam Tillis Christmas showin' They were just talking about it tonight. I hope you are doing well...
At 8:24am on November 30, 2008, John Heinrich said…
Hey Becky...thanks for the update on Neal....I'll see you around town. All the best! John
At 8:23pm on November 20, 2008, Kira Small said…
Hi Becky - We should know each other cuz we do a lot of the same stuff. I'd love to meet you for coffee or something when we're both in town.

Cheers...
Kira
At 4:10pm on November 20, 2008, Jean Stafford said…
Good morning all my friends

I have just added 3 video clips to my site, they were shot back in the 90's so you will see the old image before I went blond!!!.
But believe me it is still Jean Stafford

Hope you enjoy them

God Bless Ya'll
Jean
At 10:50am on November 16, 2008, John Heinrich said…
Hey Becky, great talking with you last night, hope all is well! John
At 8:47pm on September 3, 2008, Ricky B. Rogers said…
Hi Becky! Just thought I would drop by to say hello! Hope your doing awesome!

Much loves.. Ricky B
 
 
 

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