FEATURED ARTIST – BECKY HOBBS
I’ve been a fan of Becky Hobbs since hearing her songs on the radio while I lived in Oklahoma City in the late ’70s. We’re the same age, and I identified with her music. I’ve played All Keyed Up many, many times since the album came out in 1988. I finally got to meet Beckaroo at her show in Sioux Falls several years ago. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame last year.
When I called her at home in Nashville to catch up on what she’s doing, she told me ninety percent of her time is devoted to her musical, NANYEHI — The Story of Nancy Ward. “I’m a Cherokee Nation citizen,” Becky says, and Nanyehi [non-yay-hee] was her 5th-great grandmother. Nanyehi, who lived from 1738-1822, was first a Cherokee war woman and then a famous peacemaker known as Nancy Ward. (more…)