Becky's High Notes


March 2020

Released “The Barber’s Fiddle” single and music video on Dark Shadow Recording.

February 2020

Participated in Bluegrass Now! PBS special, filmed at the Bluegrass Hall Of Fame & Museum.

January 2020

Nominated for 2020 SPBGMA Fiddle Performer Of The Year.


January 2019

The Travelin’ McCourys won the 2019 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.  “The Shaker” (co-written by Becky Buller and Alan Bartram) is featured on this project

Nominated in three categories at the 2019 SPBGMA awards:  female
vocalist, fiddler, and songwriter.


December 2018

Crêpe Paper Heart named the #1 bluegrass album of 2018 by Bluegrass Today.

December 2018

Becky’s songs are featured on two 2019 Grammy nominated albums:  “She Took The Tennessee River” (co-written with Jon Weisberger, featured on Special Consensus Rivers And Roads, includes Becky fiddling); “The Shaker” (co-written with Alan Bartram, featured on Travelin’ McCourys self-titled album).

September 2018

The First Ladies Of Bluegrass perform for a sold-out crowd at the 2018 Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC, along with special guests Rhiannon Giddens and Gillian Welch.

September 2018

“Swept Away” wins 2018 IBMA Recorded Event Of The Year award (written by Laurie Lewis, performed by The First Ladies Of Bluegrass, featured on Missy Raines’ Royal Traveller album).

September 2018

“Speakin’ To That Mountain” wins 2018 IBMA Gospel Recorded Performance Of The Year (written by Becky and Jeff Hyde, featured on Crêpe  Paper Heart).

February 2018

Dark Shadow Recording releases Becky’s Crepe Paper Heart, her second album for the label.

February 2018

The Infamous Stringdusters’ album Laws Of Gravity wins a 2018 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Becky co-wrote the lead-off track, “Freedom”, with Stringduster fiddler Jeremy Garrett.


August 2017

Nominated for 2017 IBMA Fiddler Of The Year.


September 2016

Becky becomes the first person EVER to receive IBMA awards in both an instrumental AND vocal 
category: IBMA Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year.

August 2016

Nominated for three 2016 IBMA awards:  Fiddler, Female Vocalist, and Gospel Recorded Performance for the song “The Savior Is Born”.

February 2016

Becky’s song “Nothin’ To You” is chosen as 1st Runner Up for the IAMA’s Country/Bluegrass Song Of The Year.

January 2016

Becky is named a 2016 SPBGMA Songwriter Of The Year nominee.


October 2015

Becky is honored with three IBMA awards: Emerging Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and Recorded Event Of The Year for the song “Southern Flavor”.

July 2015

Featured in the July 2015 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.

April 2015

‘Tween Earth And Sky is the #1 album on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Airplay Chart for the second consecutive month.  Two Top Ten singles on same chart: “Nothin’ To You” at #4 and “Southern Flavor” at #7.

March 2015

‘Tween Earth And Sky is the #1 album on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Airplay Chart. Two Top Ten singles on same chart:  “Nothin’ To You” at #5 and “Southern Flavor” at #9.

February 2015

Featured on Snapshots album by Darin & Brooke Aldridge on Mountain Home Music label.


December 2014

‘Tween Earth And Sky named the #1 bluegrass album of 2014 by Bluegrass Today.

September 2014

Nominee for 2014 IBMA Songwriter Of The Year award.

October 2014

Released ‘Tween Earth And Sky, Becky’s third solo album and first album on the Dark Shadow Recording label.

Spring 2014

Becky’s tune “Clivus Mulchum” is included in Fiddler’s 20 book and CD celebrating Fiddler Magazine’s 20th anniversary.

January 2014 

Opening of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C.  Becky’s fiddling and clawhammer banjo playing is featured in the “Earl’s Pickin’ Party” exhibit.


Winter 2013

Featured on RFD-TV’s Presley’s Country Jubliee with Darin and Brooke Aldridge.

September 2013

Release of album Flying by Darin and Brooke Aldridge, featuring Becky on fiddle and harmonies and three of her original co-writes.

January 2013

Joined Darin and Brooke Aldridge’s band


September 2012

Becky pens the title cut of Ricky Skaggs’ new album, Music To My Ears with Lisa Aschmann & Mark Simos.

March 2012

Fiddler Magazine Cover artist.
Miss March in the 2012 Women of the Banjo calendar.


June 2011

Filmed in and wrote music for Country Roads, an independent German documentary film

February 2011

Appeared on RFD-TV’s Ronnie Reno Show with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike


July 2009

Cover girl for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine with Valerie Smith


December 2008

Helps to compose and perform music for the History Channel’s “Hillbilly: The Real Story,” hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus.

November 2008

Appears on the PBS series Song of the Mountains with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.


September 2006

Daughters of Bluegrass album Back To The Well wins IBMA Recorded Event Of The Year


January 2005

Featured on CMT’s New Voices


October 2001

Featured on ETSU Bluegrass Pride album from East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old-Time And Country Music Studies program.

May 2001

Joined Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations from East Tennessee State University.

April 2001

Winner of the bluegrass division of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in Wilksboro, NC.


Fall 1998

Joined Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band.


August 1996

Junior Division winner, Minnesota Old Time Fiddle Championship, Cotton, MN

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