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Rebecca Linda Smith warming up prior to the opening ceremonies at the 20th Annual VVA Watchfire at the Texas City (Texas) Dike which is located far out in Galveston Bay, along several ship channels and very near Galveston Island. This is a popular recreational area for fishing, swimming, boating, and sunbathing. May 26, 2013
Galveston County (Texas) Chapter 685 VVA Vice President, Ernest Mathews, with Rebecca Linda Smith and Dr. Robert Frank Smith of Renewed Records in El Paso (Texas) prior to opening ceremonies near the POW-MIA ceremonial table to remember all the Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) from all the U.S. wars. Both Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank are Life Members of Chapter 574 VVA in El Paso as Vietnam (era) Veterans. May 26, 2013
Rebecca Linda winding up her performance with "American Heroes" (another Patriotic song) co-written by the artist with her songwriter husband, Dr. Robert Frank Smith. This song is the artist's current release on Vol. 195 HMG Christian Country compilation. May 26, 2013
Rebecca Linda Smith of El Paso, Texas with Reverend Jack Stone of Muleshoe, Texas at the 23rd Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Both artists are Inspirational and Gospel singers and songwriters who have released with HMG Nashville and both were performing Gospel songs during Cowboy Church services on Sunday, Oct 14th. Rebecca Linda and Rev. Jack first met during ICM Awards Week in Nashville a few years ago where both were performing.
Rebecca Linda Smith of Renewed Records in El Paso, Texas performing 3 of her popular Inspirational and Gospel songs during Cowboy Church at the 23rd Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico on Sunday, Oct 14th. She sang "Come As You Are" from her award-winning True Love album, "Count It All Joy" from her new HOPE album, and "Everlasting Love" (a No. 1 Christian Country song written by her husband, Dr. Robert Frank Smith) on her Jesus' Grace CD and Timeless promotional album. Rebecca Linda was a huge favorite with the crowd and was invited back to next year's annual Cowboy Symposium to perform at Gospel and Country events by Larry Scott, the Entertainment Director.
Rebecca Linda Smith performing the National Anthem with Texas Department of Public Safety color guard presenting the The Colors. July 23rd, 2012.
Linda Smith performing the National Anthem with Texas Department of
Public Safety color guard. On podium (in photo left to right) are Don
Metcalf, Pastor Wes Phillips, Senator Jose Rodriguez, Cindy Arana (widow
of fallen hero, Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.), Rebecca Linda, and Commander
Carey Mathews directly behind the artist.
Photo of the memorial monument honoring Texas Department of Public Safety fallen hero, Javier Arana, Jr., killed in the line of duty in an auto accident while on his way to assist another Trooper who was pursuing a vehicle on March 24, 2012. To left of monument (in photo) is Sgt. Rebecca Parra of the Texas Department of Public Safety who invited the artist Rebecca Linda Smith and her songwriter husband Dr. Robert Frank Smith of Renewed Records to this special memorial ceremony after hearing the artist perform the National Anthem and her original "Lady Warrior" tribute song at a recent women veterans fair. To right (in photo) of monument is Trooper Elizabeth Barney who also attended the women veterans fair held in El Paso in June, where Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank met these two American heroes in uniform.
The first 10 photos below are from Memorial Day 2012 with Rebecca Linda at the Old Glory Memorial, dedication of the Women Warrior Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.
Rebecca Linda entertaining the audience with a Musical
Medley during the Tribute luncheon at the 26th Tribute to Women in the
Military event at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico on
March 4, 2011 with some of her original Patriotic songs including
"Forgotten Heroes", "American Heroes", and
"Lady Warrior." This is where Rebecca Linda, a former Army
officer, debuted her "Lady Warrior" song last year. This
special tribute song (written by her and her songwriter husband, Dr.
Robert Frank Smith, also a former military officer) is a tribute to all
women in the military, past, present, and future.
Rebecca Linda Smith, Inspirational Country artist of Renewed Records, El Paso, Texas performing the National Anthem during Presentation of Colors at the 26th Tribute to Women in the Military event at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 4, 2011.
Dr. Robert Frank Smith and Rebecca
Linda Smith of Renewed Records (El Paso, Texas) and Randy Forrester,
Co-Host of "Gotta Dance" program at KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe
Public Radio, on March 3 following taping at Santa Fe (NM) Community
College for airing on "Gotta Dance" Country/Western radio
"dance" program on Sunday, March 20. This particular show
featured an interview with Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda, how they met,
how they both served as officers in the U.S. Army, and how they both
write and co-write Inspirational Country songs, most of which are
recorded and released by Rebecca Linda. Randy, the interview host, noted
that Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda are the only "guests"
appearing on the show who have done both, i.e., both served as officers
in the military and both write songs. Randy is also a former U.S. Army
Officer and Vietnam Veteran and avid dance music enthusiast. He played
four of Rebecca Linda's peppy "danceable" songs during the
program which included "Victory Song" (written by Karen Kay on
Jesus' Grace CD), "Walk On Faith" (current release written by
Mike Reid from True Love album), "Blame Game" (from Rebecca
Linda's upcoming Hope CD), and "Texas And Tennessee" (from her
classic Timeless album), the last two songs written by Robert Frank.
Tune in to "Gotta Dance" at www.ksfr.org
on Sunday nights, 7 to 8 p.m. (MST).
Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank at special fund raising
event for the David Westphall Veterans Foundation (Vietnam Veterans
National Memorial at Angel Fire, NM) held in Albuquerque, NM on Aug 14,
2009. Rebecca Linda performed and Renewed Records donated major
portion of sales to the Foundation.
Entire group of volunteers participating in fund
raising event in Albuquerque, NM for David Westphall Veterans Foundation
on Aug 14, 2009.
Rebecca Linda with "Free Fire" dance group
at Carrabelle Christian Center where she performed on Sept 6, 2009.
Rebecca Linda with Eric and Armida Alvarez, owners of
Holy Spirit Christian Book Store on George Dieter in El Paso, TX on Sept
20, 2009 where she performed for "Teacher Appreciation Day"
Lottie Schultz and Rebecca Linda in Georgetown, Tx
during performance at San Gabriel Senior Retirement Villiage on Oct 10,
Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank with their special friend, Hector Baisa, a Marine from the Vietnam War, during a meeting of the Lucio G. Moreno Chapter 574 Vietnam Veterans of America, El Paso, TX on Veterans Day on Nov 11, 2009. Rebecca Linda sang her special tribute song, "Forgotten Heroes, written by Robert Frank, which honors all Vietnam Veterans who were truly 'Forgotten Heroes.'
Art and Wanda Peace with new fan, Lilly Welch, after
performing at GraceLife.TV, a cowboy church in El Paso, TX, on Mar 20,
2010. This is Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank's home church and
they helped to organize this event.
Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda with Wanda and Art
Peace after their performance at GraceLife.TV in El Paso, TX on Mar 20,
Large group of Vietnam and Vietnam (Era) Female
Veterans at the 25th annual Tribute to Women in the Military event at
Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM on Mar 5, 2010 where Rebecca
Linda debuted her brand new Patriotic single, "Lady Warrior,"
written by Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda.
Rebecca Linda in front of the POW-MIA exhibit in the
history room at the 25th annual Tribute to Women in the Military event
at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM on Mar 5, 2010.
Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda with USAF (Ret) General Wilma L. Vaught in the history room at the 25th annual Tribute to Women in the Military event at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM on Mar 5, 2010. General Vaught was keynote speaker for this event and is Founder of Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation (WIMSA). Rebecca Linda presented General Vaught with a brand new single, "Lady Warrior," debuted at this event, along with another Patriotic single, "Forgotten Heroes," as well as her Patriotic album, American Heroes, featuring special 9/11 tribute song, "We Will Remember."
Rebecca Linda performing her new Patriotic single,
"Lady Warrior," at monthly meeting at the Lucio G. Moreno
Chapter 574 meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America in El Paso, TX on
Mar 10, 2010.
Rebecca Linda with former Army Specialist Shoshana
Johnson after performing the National Anthem and her new Patriotic
single, "Lady Warrior," at the Lucio G. Moreno Chapter 574
monthly meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America in El Paso, TX on Mar
10, 2010. Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank wrote this song as a
special tribute to all women in the military, past, present, and future,
and they presented this song to Shoshana, first American Black female
Prisoner of War (POW) during the 2003 war in Iraq ("Iraq War"). Shoshana was present for a special book signing with
Barnes and Noble representatives with her brand new book, I'm
Still Standing, detailing her experiences as a POW.
Renewed Records also presented the single to two female members of
Chapter 574 and three female "wounded warriors" in attendance
from Fort Bliss, TX where they were presented special "Welcome
Home" recognition from Chapter 574.
Brett Hill is a *Music Evangelist* and *Major Songwriter who wrote all of the songs on both of his albums.
The Road To Recovery Texas Challenge came to Texas, started at B.A.M.C. in San Antonio and ended their Challenge at the Ball Park in Arlington, Texas where they got to throw out the First Pitch 4-4-09!. There were some 60 Wounded Warrior bicyclists participating in the 5 day ride. During a stop in Cleburne, Texas, President Bush made a visit!
President Bush then spoke to some of the American Legion Riders who provided Motorcycle escorts to these brave bicyclists.
Mercy Mountain Boys performing at Veterans Tribute at Wyndham Nashville resorts during ICM Week along with Renewed Records artists Rebecca Linda Smith standing in background.
Dave Caley performing at Veterans Tribute at Wyndham Nashville.
Rebecca Linda Smith performing at Veterans Tribute at Wyndham Nashville.
Dave receiving his Power Source No. 1 Award aboard the General Jackson for "Live This Life" for April, 2008 Power Source Magazine. From left is Rich Miller with HMG, Dave Caley, Rebecca Linda Smith, and Gene Higgins, President of HMG and Power Source Magazine.
Dave Caley pictured with Gene Higgins, President of HMG and Power Source Magazine, getting his Power Source No. 1 Award for song, "Live This Life," April 2008 aboard General Jackson on Monday, Oct 13 during ICM Week.
Jim and Janna Leigh McWhorter of 1250ClassicCountry.Com radio aboard the General Jackson pictured with Christina and Dave Caley, Renewed Records artist and winner of Power Source No. 1 Award for song, "Live This Life" for April 2008.
Jim and Janna Leigh McWhorter of 1250ClassicCountry.Com radio aboard the General Jackson pictured with Renewed Records artist, Rebecca Linda Smith, and her songwriter husband, Dr. Robert Frank Smith on Oct 13 during ICM Week.
Rebecca Linda Smith of Renewed Records performing her hit song, "Texas And Tennessee," at outdoor stage during ICM Week at Trinity Music City, Henderson, TN on Oct 15. Song was written by her husband, Robert Frank Smith.
Another photo of Rebecca Linda Smith performing "Texas And Tennessee" at outdoor stage during ICM Week 2008.
Renewed Record's artists, Rebecca Linda Smith and Dave Caley, performing Country song duet, "Lonely Hearts, written by Robert Frank Smith, Rebecca Linda's husband, during ICM Week 2008 at Trinity Music City, Hendersonville, TN. The song went to # 2 in September issue of Christian Voice Magazine and has never been released to radio but is on the American Heroes album that was released this year. Song is title of Rebecca Linda's future Country albums, Lonely Hearts, scheduled for release in 2011, following True Love in 2009 and Hope in 2010.
Rebecca Linda Smith and Dave Caley of Renewed Records who performed along with Johnny Counterfit, star entertainer, at 16 Annual Operation Stand Down event for close to 400 homeless veterans in Middle Tennessee at State National Guard Armory on Oct 17, 2008.
Dave Caley, Rebecca Linda Smith, Birdie Anderson, Debbie Bennett, and Garry Thomas at 16th Annual Operation Stand Down, Nashville, TN on Oct 17. Birdie is President/CEO of Next Stage, Inc. that provides transitional housing, job training, and a multitude of services to homeless male and female veterans in Middle Tennessee. Rebecca Linda, Dave, and Debbie performed for close to 400 veterans at this annual event.
Rebecca Linda Smith performing passionate Patriotic and 9/11 song, "We Will Remember," written by her husband, Robert Frank Smith, at 16th Annual Operation Stand Down event for close to 400 Middle Tennessee homeless male and female veterans at State National Guard Armory in Nashville, TN on Oct 13, 2008.
Dave Caley of Renewed Records performing his latest release, "Redneck Love Gone Bad," at 16th Annual Operation Stand Down for nearly 400 Middle Tennessee homeless veterans in Nashville, TN on Oct 17, 2008. Dave had the veterans standing and cheering and singing along during his performance.
Star entertainer, Johnny Counterfit, performing at 16th Annual Operation Stand Down for nearly 400 Middle Tennessee homeless male and female veterans at State National Guard Armory in Nashville, TN on Oct 17, 2008. Johnny brought down the house with his jokes and song impersonations of various well-known performers including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, and many others. He was featured in November issue of Power Source Magazine handed out to all who attended the ICM Awards Show at Trinity Music City, Hendersonville, TN on Oct 17. His website is www.johnnycounterfit.com.
Rebecca Linda Smith, Top 5 Nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards held at Trinity Music City, Hendersonville, TN on Oct 16, 2008. Photo shows Youth in Music rising star Luke Womac with Rebecca Linda at Renewed Records booth following Luke's evening showcase performance on Oct 14, hosted by Renewed Records artists, Rebecca Linda and Country artist, Dave Caley. One song, "My Creator," written by Luke had the audience overwhelmed by his amazing lyrics and professional performance.
Rebecca Linda Smith performing at her evening showcase on opening night of ICM Awards at Trinity Music City, Hendersonville, TN, on Oct 12, 2008. Rebecca Linda was a Top 5 Nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year for second year in a row. Here she is performing her sad and melancholy but uplifting Patriotic song, "Never Be Apart Anymore," written by her and her husband, Robert Frank Smith, and found on her American Heroes album. This song was inspired when God gave Robert Frank most of the words one night as he awoke singing the actual chorus. The next day, Robert Frank and Rebecca Linda sat down and penned the verses to the song.
Brett Hill, ICM Top 5 New Artist of the Year and Music Evangelist Nominee, visiting El Paso and the home of Renewed Records artist, Rebecca Linda Smith, and her songwriter husband, Robert Frank Smith, just prior to ICM Week, Oct 2008. Brett and Robert Frank are true "El Paso Rednecks" pictured under Robert Frank's trophy fish caught in New Mexico and Brett wearing a Tex-Mex hat he picked up crossing one of several international bridges. Renewed Records was privileged to accompany Brett during his dynamite performance and ministry at Calvary Temple of El Paso during this brief visit. Brett even baptized one of the attendees in a pool across the street following his annointed ministry and performance of many songs he wrote from his newest album, THE TRUTH OF IT ALL. While here, Brett, Robert Frank, and Rebecca Linda also visited the historic Rosa's Cantina of Marty Robbins fame.
Rebecca Linda Smith's photo shown on screen during announcement of Top 5 finalists for Female Vocalist of the Year award during ICM Awards, Oct 16, 2008 at Trinity Music City, Hendersonville, TN. This was Rebecca Linda's second straight appearance as a Top 5 Nominee for that award which went to Sonya Isaacs for second year in a row.
Rebecca Linda at historic Rosa's Cantina in El Paso, Texas in March, 2009. This is the setting for Marty Robbin's Classic Country Western 1950's #1 Country and Western Song, "El Paso", and re-visited in Rebecca Linda's modern-day song "Old El Paso" written by her songwriter husband, Dr. Robert Frank Smith. Her song is popular around the world and is getting lots of air play and can be found on her award-winning Country album, True Love.
Inspirational Country music artist Rebecca Linda Smith
with the Commander, Executive Office, and Command Sergeant Major of the
Basic Training Battalion at Fort Benning, GA in August, 2008 for graduation
ceremonies. The Commander is holding a copy of her Patriotic album, American
Heroes, presented to him during ceremonies.
Rebecca Linda with troops for photo op at Fort Benning,
GA in August, 2008.
Inspirational Country music artist Rebecca Linda Smith
with son, Robert Frank ("Bobby") Smith, Jr. on Graduation Day
at Fort Benning, Georgia in August, 2008. Rebecca Linda used this
occasion as a "Photo Op" with her husband and son to show the
continuity of military service started by her father, Rufino Garcia, who
retired from the Army after 21 years of service and her husband with a
like number of years in the Army. Rebecca Linda also served for three
years in the Army as an officer and another three years in the Army
Reserve where she met Robert Frank, now a retired Lieutenant Colonel and
major songwriter and manager for Renewed Records. Rebecca Linda's two
brothers served in the Army and Marines, respectively, and her sister in
the Air Force. Now, their son continues the family's long tradition of
Patriotic service in the Texas Army National Guard.
Rebecca Linda at Fort Benning, Georgia on Basic
Training Day for a
Rebecca Linda with Country Western Hall of Fame DJ Joe
Rebecca Linda performing at the MADD concert at Fort
Dave Caley and Rebecca Linda Smith with MADD fund
Dave Caley and Rebecca Linda Smith entertaining our
troops at the "Wounded Warriors" Battalion at Fort Bliss,
Texas in March, 2008 and passing out complimentary Patriotic recordings
including Rebecca Linda's American Heroes sleeve CD.
Rebecca Linda with Renewed Records manager and
songwriter, Dr. Robert Frank Smith, and DJ friend J.R. Pittensburger at
their table display during Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards
(convention week) at Trinity Music City (Hendersonville, TN) in October,
Rebecca Linda performing for our troops at a Welcome
Home Troops" celebration at Altus, AFB (Oklahoma) in October, 2007.
Rebecca Linda performing (along with Dave Caley) at "The Church" in Pennsylvania during Radio Tour with Renewed Records in July, 2007
Dave, Rebecca Linda, and Robert Frank with J.R. Pittensburger, award-winning DJ at WCWV "Spirit" 92.9 (FM) Positive Country Radio in Summersville, W.V. in July, 2007.
Dave and Rebecca Linda with Pastors Leon and Jackie
Rebecca Linda performing a duet with Renewed Records
Large Billboards in Nashville advertising Jesus Grace
Rebecca Linda at Photo Session with Photographer Faith
Rebecca Linda with Principal Mitch Ferguson at
ALF marquee advertising Rebecca Linda Smith with ALF
Rebecca Linda performing at Abundant Life Fellowship