Rebecca Lynn Howard

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Rebecca Lynn Howard
Born (1979-04-24) April 24, 1979 (age 37)
Origin Salyersville, Kentucky, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1997–present
Labels Rising Tide
Decca Nashville
MCA Nashville
Arista Nashville
Show Dog Nashville
Saguaro Road
Associated acts Trey Bruce, Trisha Yearwood

Rebecca Lynn Howard (born April 24, 1979) is an American country music artist. She has charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and has released three studio albums. Her highest-charting single, "Forgive", peaked at No. 12 on the country music charts in 2002.


Howard began her musical career in 1997, writing album cuts by John Michael Montgomery, Jessica Andrews, Lila McCann and others.[1] She was briefly signed to Rising Tide Records Nashville, recording only a cover of the hymn "Softly and Tenderly" for the soundtrack of the film The Apostle[2] before the label closed in March 1998.[3] Later, she signed with Decca Records, but that label closed as well.[4]

She signed to MCA Nashville and released her self-titled debut album in 2000. It included the singles "When My Dreams Come True," "Out Here in the Water" and "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners," all of which charted on the Billboard country singles charts.[5]

In 2001, Howard sang a duet with Jim Brickman titled "Simple Things."

Her second album, Forgive, was released late in 2002. It included the No. 12-peaking "Forgive," which was her only Top 40 single and the only release from the album.[5] Two more singles followed in 2003: "What a Shame" and "I Need a Vacation," which respectively reached No. 43 and No. 49 on the country charts. Neither was included on an album.[5] She exited MCA in 2004.[6]

By 2005, Howard moved to Arista Nashville, where she released two more singles slated for an also-unreleased album, tentatively titled Alive and Well. These singles were "No One'll Ever Love Me," which reached No. 48, and "That's Why I Hate Pontiacs,"[7] which did not chart. She also recorded for Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville label (now part of Show Dog-Universal Music) in 2006, releasing the single "Soon" but no album.

Her third album to be released was 2008's No Rules, on the Saguaro Road label.

In 2014 she joined Suzie McNeil, Marti Frederiksen, and Elisha Hoffman to form the country rock quartet Loving Mary.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
US Country
Rebecca Lynn Howard 54
  • Release date: September 10, 2002
  • Label: MCA Nashville
5 29
No Rules
  • Release date: June 17, 2008
  • Label: Saguaro Road
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1999 "When My Dreams Come True" 65 84 Rebecca Lynn Howard
2000 "Out Here in the Water" 54 73
"I Don't Paint Myself into Corners" 71 58
2002 "Forgive" 12 71 * Forgive
2003 "What a Shame" 43 * Laughter & Tears (unreleased)[14]
"I Need a Vacation" 49 *
2005 "No One'll Ever Love Me" 48 * Alive and Well (unreleased)
"That's Why I Hate Pontiacs" *
2006 "Soon" * Non-album song
2008 "Sing 'Cause I Love To" * No Rules
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak Positions Album
2002 "Simple Things" Jim Brickman 1 Simple Things

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1999 "When My Dreams Come True" Deaton Flanigen
2000 "Out Here in the Water" Guy Guillet
2002 "Forgive" Morgan Lawley
2005 "No One'll Ever Love Me" Peter Zavadil
"That's Why I Hate Pontiacs"


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Rebecca Lynn Howard biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Apostle". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Flippo, Chet (21 March 1998). Universal Closes Rising Tide. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (1 April 2000). "Label difficulties behind, Howard makes her MCA Debut". Billboard: 65. 
  5. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 196. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ Stark, Phyllis (28 February 2004). "Goldstone moves to Emergent Music Marketing". Billboard: 45. 
  7. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (29 January 2005). "That's Why I Hate Pontiacs". Billboard. 
  8. ^ Kennedy, John R. (21 March 2014). "Canadian singer Suzie McNeil launches new band Loving Mary". Global News. Shaw Media. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Rebecca Lynn Howard Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
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