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Rebecca Linda (Garcia) Smith was born into a military family and spent most of her young life between the United States and Germany. She started singing at four years of age and sang in school functions and in churches throughout Europe during her teenage years. As Rebecca Linda grew in her faith, her singing also grew and became a form of ministry. Music has always played a major role in her life. Rebecca Linda's life took many twists and turns that always seemed to point to God's purpose for her future. She became a public school teacher for a few years prior to getting a direct commission in the U.S. Army. She served on active duty as an Army officer for three years and then two years in the Reserves after she returned to teaching. She obtained a master's degree in counseling and
ministered to students and families during her teaching career. She continued to sing in churches, at weddings, memorial services, and at various social and community events during this phase of her life. Yet, she always had a burning desire to sing for the Lord on a full-time basis, hence her ministry as Rebecca Linda Smith-Renewed.
Rebecca Linda's first CD, "All For You", confirmed that this was the direction God intended for her life. The title song was written by her former recording manager, George Arriola, founder of Joy Records in El Paso, Texas and it summed up what she felt her life was all about in serving the Lord. The other songs are those that have touched her life and renewed her desire to sing for Him as a ministry.

Rebecca Linda's second CD, Jesus' Grace, has been released via HMG Nashville under her own record label, RENEWED RECORDS.  It has a common theme in most of the songs—that we are all sinners saved by Jesus' grace—and a powerful and anointed message of eternal hope in each song.
We have added a new website, www.renewedrecords.com, for our new record label ! You can still visit my artist website at www.rlsrenewed.com. "Jesus Grace" contains 14 songs (12 original ), most written or co-written by Rebecca Linda and her husband, Robert Frank, that have the wonderful country music live band sound. The album also includes the inspirational country music video song, "Do You Know Me" and a gospel song, "Prisoner of Love," duet with Ms. Dottie Rambo, a living legend and Queen of Gospel Music.

"God has blessed me with my driving force from my devoted songwriter husband and soul mate, Dr. Robert Frank Smith. It amazes me how God took my music ministry and completed the circle after my first CD by suddenly giving Robert Frank the gift of writing lyrics to songs that are now touching so many hearts and lives. His beautiful gospel and inspirational song lyrics put to music are a major part of the "Jesus' Grace" CD and the upcoming inspirational country CD, "Hope," which also includes "He Knows Just When To Give The Song," another gospel song duet with Ms. Dottie Rambo. We now look at what we do as a ministry God had always planned for the two of us when He felt the time was right."

Rebecca Linda prays that these CDs will touch lives and serve to restore those who need a renewal in their spiritual walk and commitment to the Lord or just provide a warm touch from Jesus Christ. Rebecca Linda not only sings Southern Gospel Music, she has crossed the boundaries into AC, Christian Contemporary and is Crossing over into the Mainstream Inspirational Country. Rebecca Linda lives with her husband in El Paso near their son, and his wife, Ivy, both of whom serve the Lord in their own Christian ministries. Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank have been traveling to churches in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas since the release of her first CD, "All For You." They are looking forward to continuing travels throughout the country and abroad as they share God's message through personal testimony, music and song. 

 Everything that has been, is, and will be in their lives, they want only to give back to serving God's will.  They pray that these CDs will bless hearts, renew lives, and win souls for the Lord.


Inspiational Country Singer and Songwriter


     Rebecca Linda (Garcia) Smith is a three time Nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year for Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards in Nashville . She is married to Dr. Robert Frank Smith who is a three time Nominee for Songwriter of the Year with ICM Awards. Both are members of the Christian Country Music Association, the Western Music Association, and Life Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Lucio G. Moreno Chapter 574 in El Paso , Texas . 

     Rebecca Linda was born into a Christian military family and spent most of her young life between the United States and Germany . She became a public school teacher for a few years prior to a direct commission as an officer in the U.S. Army where she served three years on active duty and then another three years in the Army Reserves after returning to teaching. She obtained a Master’s degree in counseling and taught and worked with students and families during her teaching career. Music has always played a special role in her life and she became a professional singer in 2004 after retiring from teaching. She was a Nominee for New Artist of the Year with ICM Awards in 2006.

     Her husband and manager, Robert Frank, is a retired military psychologist who now works as a School Psychologist with Special Education in El Paso . Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank own Renewed Records and RLS Renewed Publishing Company affilitated with BMI. They now have almost 80 published songs with BMI and many in the works. Renewed Records was created because of the new direction they both felt that God was leading them. With a multitude of faith-based songs, they wanted to reach out to the masses and not just “sing to the choir.” Their label gives them the freedom to have songs that appeal to Inspirational and Country audiences as well as Christian Country, Southern Gospel, Country Western, and Contemporary Christian listeners. They both feel God has given them a mission to reach out to the lost across the globe who might not listen to Christain radio in order to bless hearts, renew lives, and win souls for the Lord. 

     Completed albums include ALL FOR YOU, a more Adult Contemporay Christian CD recorded in El Paso with songs from famous Christian artists like Ray Boltz and Michael W. Smith. Rebecca Linda’s second project and first Nashville recorded CD is JESUS’ GRACE, a Country Gospel CD with two charted # 1 songs and several in the Top 10, most of which they penned. Her third project, TIMELESS, is a special limited-edition souvenir promotional CD that has songs from five or her albums (three out and two still to come) including two duets with the Queen of Gospel Music, the late Dottie Rambo, and a Country ballad duet with Grammy-award winning Country artist, Marty Raybon. That album was nominated for a Dove Award in 2008. Her fourth project, AMERICAN HEROES, is a special Patriotic and Inspirational Country album featuring the passionate hit single, “We Will Remember,” penned by Robert Frank on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, that tragic yet triumphant day in our nation’s history. That single release and the entire Patriotic album has now been made part of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset , PA. Because of that song, Robert Frank was asked to write a memorial song for the Vietnam Veterans of America and their first ever National Memorial at Angel Fire, N.M. That song, “Forgotten Heroes,” on a single-song CD, is now part of that Memorial. Rebecca Linda’s current album is TRUE LOVE, a true Country album with 15 faith-based songs. Her first release, “Wolves,” penned by Robert Frank, was recognized with a plaque as the “Most Played Country Selection in 2009” on the late Rev. Wayne Graham’s One On One Syndicated Radio Ministries and Gospel Classics. The TRUE LOVE album was selected as “Album of the Month” in Feb, 2010 Power Source Magazine and has been nominated for 2010 Album of the Year for Western Heritage Awards with the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City (for Awards Ceremony in April, 2011). Another recent single song CD written by Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank is “Lady Warrior.” This Patriotic tribute song is to honor all U.S. military women past, present, and future who serve our nation. 

     Rebecca Linda and Robert Frank are currently working on a Christmas project as well as their next Inspirational Country album, HOPE, due out in 2011.


©2006-2010 Rebecca Linda Smith