Beth Marie Anderson releases impressive “Let It Go”

by Dave Carew

Beth Marie Anderson is a Canadian country/pop singer-songwriter who has recorded both her albums (Open Road and Let it Go) in Nashville. Her most recent album, Let It Go, is a full-flowering of her undeniable talent, an album of deeply-felt, perfectly chiseled songs that attest to Beth Marie’s assured place in the future of authentic North American music.

Underground Nashville recently caught up with Beth Marie Anderson for this brief interview:

UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE: Why did you create Let It Go at this time in your career?  What are you trying to communicate through this particular album?

BETH MARIE ANDERSON:  I have been writing for three years—since my first album—and I finally felt like I had captured my growth as a songwriter and vocalist in these songs.  This album is all about songwriting, for me.  This collection of songs is my way of showcasing how my musical style and approach to both songwriting and vocals are changing.

UN: Why do you feel compelled to write, sing, and record music?

BMA: There is some creative spark that flows through my veins, I can’t help but do something with it.  At first it was piano, then flute, then piano again, then singing, now songwriting and recording.  It’s an evolving process that never ends and I can’t seem to get enough.  I live for creating music and love it when folks can identify with my songs.

UN: What are your deepest hopes for Let It Go?

BMA: My deepest hopes for this album would be that the songs would touch as many lives as possible with the words and music.  Sure, I’d love to sell a bunch of copies or have my songs on the radio. But my desire is to be a part of someone else’s life through my music, and help create and capture memories through the lyrics.

For more about Beth Marie Anderson and to view the “Open Road” video, please visit:

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew




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