This adventure is a first for Betty Brennan. A friend suggested she enter some of her songs to the SMSWF. Betty Brennan states she feels so blessed to be a part of the SMSWF and owes all the credit to her Lord and Savior. (He can open doors you never dreamed possible). Betty Brennan is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist. Betty has sang to audiences since she was 13 years old. She has written poetry since being a young girl but then got seriously interested in song writing about 5 years ago. Now she sets her poetry to music. She likes most all genres of music but LOVES listening to and writing Gospel Music. She states, “Bluegrass music is the primary LOVE in her heart but she also likes Southern Gospel Music”. In 2011, she recorded her first CD, titled “TESTIMONY”, in which, the title song was also written by Ms. Brennan. All of her singing appointments for the last 10 years have been church related. Hher faith is very important to her and she wants to share the goodness of the Lord with others.
Ms. Brennan grew up in Louisville, KY., lived many years in Indiana and for the past 21 years has called Church Hill, Tennessee her home. She states, “Here in NE Tennessee; we have regular “pickin’s”. I could easily be busy every day of the week going to different Bluegrass music gatherings and “pickin” with some of the most talented and awesome musicians. They have taught me so much”.
The most important part of her life is her family; She the mother of 3 children and the grandmother of 5, ranging in ages from 25 years old to 8 months old. She is a retired Registered Nurse of 31 years, who didn’t like retirement, so now she teaches Health Science at Volunteer High School paving the way for future Health Care Occupations. She stated, “I am very humbled and grateful for being chosen as one of the Finalist. Thank you.