As the daughter of a carpenter, Mary Beth was raised in the Midwest on
hard work, faith and music. She follows a family line of professional
musicians, ranging from an operatic singer to a rock drummer. She
grew up with a love for dance, music, theater and rhetoric. Mary Beth is
no stranger to the stage. She began performing in dance at the age of four
and later became a dance instructor and performer. Mary Beth's
background in dance and theater were a precursor to the commercial and
print work that were to follow. While working in these areas of the arts,
she maintained an interest and passion for music.
After graduating college, the entertainment industry brought her to
Los Angeles where she worked in commercials and film. However, soon
after moving to the California, Mary Beth was pulled back to her rural
roots. She advanced in several radio vocal contests, including
the second round of Nashville Star. This prompted her to refocus her
attention on music and she formed a successful Country band. The band
played Country Music venues throughout Southern California. After
playing on the west coast for a number of years, Mary Beth took stock in
an invitation to move to Nashville.
Mary Beth has trained vocally with the late Michael Galloway
(who often worked with Seth Riggs.) She has enjoyed playing numerous
venues, ranging from quaint clubs to festivals to large auditoriums. Mary
Beth has been on local TV and radio interviews. In addition, she was
thrilled to have her original music played on Country radio. She is also
fortunate and thankful to have been backed by musicians who have played
with Dwight Yoakam, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Deana Carter, Cher and the
like. She enjoys many genres of music, including classical, R&B/Soul
and rock. However, her voice, heart and experience are rooted in the
stories and sounds of Country.
Extending beyond her musical path, Mary Beth has a heart for the
homeless, victims of domestic violence, and for our military veterans and
their families. She has performed concerts for these causes.