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Meet Becca Kling: An Up And Coming Local Country-Pop Artist

Becca Kling is a senior at Penn State, but when asked what she is studying, she is hesitant to answer with her major.

“Mostly it’s just like learning stuff,” she said. “I have my school major but really it’s kinda like my actual major. I’m always trying to learn more.”

Her music is her life and her passion is obvious just from talking with her. Kling’s music is an acoustic fusion of country and pop. Think like the type of genre Taylor Swift was when she first started out. Her singing is backed by beautiful guitar chords and her sound is very calming and catchy.

Kling is a prominent member of the Penn State Song Writer’s Club. She started writing songs back in middle school, but during her senior year of high school is when she got serious. She taught herself guitar and really started to learn as much as she could about writing in general. Kling knows how important getting in touch with the internet is and started posting online and reaching out to people in Nashville. She has had a lot of success through that, beginning at first by just uploading videos to YouTube but now having a much larger, more prominent following on the website she has created for herself. BeccaKling.com has a number of awesome features including, most importantly, free downloads of her music.

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Although she has been writing and making music for a little while now, she has just recently started performing for live audiences. Kling was very open with discussing her anxiety and talked about how it took such a long time for her to gain the courage to sing in front of people despite her evident talent. She started with a couple open mics but transitioned into a Texaco Country Showdown-type competition. Other performances include the Penn State Special Olympics and a couple of state fairs. She has done a lot of competitions since then, and also submits her lyrics into song writing contests online where she has won multiple times. It has helped her make connections with people who have written for Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Darius Rucker. Slowly but surely, Kling is making herself known online and inching closer to her dream of being a professional song writer and performer.

She just started with Happy Valley Music Label, where they have looked to increase the notoriety of her music. After college, Kling has plans to go down to Nashville. She’s going there for two weeks over Thanksgiving to meet with someone from Big Machine Records. Kling also plans to meet up with her  performing rights organization representative just to gain some advice for when she goes down to Nashville for the first time. You can tell that she is very excited about the future. She is all in to try and succeed down in Tennessee.

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With her success growing, her name has gotten bigger and bigger within the last year, yet she isn’t afraid of that sort of spotlight — she loves her fans.

“One girl drew a picture of me,” she said. “She’s like obsessed with me! I love it. We are like friends almost. She’s from Malaysia.”

People from all over the world have started listening to her music and she’s made sure to try and keep in contact with these loyal listeners. Her songs pull from her personal life and she talks about having notes and notes of lyrics she’s written on her phone. They range from title ideas to lines she’s thought of. Her inspirations come from everywhere. “I’ve also reached the point where I make a conscious effort to sit down and write. I don’t necessarily write just when I’m inspired. Like anything else you have to practice.”

Becca Kling is an inspired, passionate, and young talent with the motivation and drive to make a name for herself someday. If you are interested in listening to her music you can check out her website or her YouTube page.

About the Author

Ben Rappaport

is a junior English and Journalism major at Penn State. He loves spending way too much money on concerts and music festivals. Ben can usually be found walking around campus listening to Kanye West. A fun fact about him is he once was resuscitated from unconsciousness by Pusha T's verse on the song "Mercy." Feel free to contact him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter at @Benrappp.

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