It started on a sunny summer day. A sloping hill. An enjoyable breeze and then a most unexpected crash. It wasn’t a major accident, but once that would halt some important plans for this young girl. Hannah Beck, just 11 years of age, suffered a fractured elbow due to a scooter crash. Hannah’s summer suddenly changed, including a sudden halt to what was then, her first love, competitive swimming. , Instead of spending that summer at swim meets, 11 year old Hannah had to be quiet and still. And to this day she thanks God for the time.
“Here I am, ” she quietly penned that summer, one arm in sling, but fingers still finding a way to the piano. “Here I am at Your feet. I am broken. I am bruised…..But take me anyway, like You always do.” At 11 years of age, Hannah wrote her first worship song.
The words were the launching pad to the message God would send through Hannah for years to come. We are all broken. We are all bruised. But God can use us anyway, and He wants to.
Hannah’s professional singing career began at age 15, when her pastor, recognizing her unique lyrical gift, asked her to sing one original song every Sunday in church. Within months, that same pastor recorded Hannah’s first “live” CD.
At 16, she worked with Rusty Yanock, of RTY Productions, to record the EP, “Pitchers”, and the day it was released, opened for national singers Jonny Diaz and Dara McLean.
The songwriting continued and so did the singing. The CD “Lost in You” was released at age 17, the same year Hannah performed at the Lifelight Festival in Bethany, Missouri, as well as a growing list of churches and local events.
That June, 2013 release, “Lost In You” is evidence that the message of hope has always remained a focal point of Hannah’s music. “I want to get lost in You, so that anyone who finds me, first finds You” Hannah sings on the title track. Hannah uses the song to encourage listeners to find ways to get so lost in God, that anyone who meets them can’t help but see Christ shining through.
“Out of the Way” reminds listeners that setbacks and trials are not designed to cause defeat, but rather a signal to hold on and tell our enemy to get out of the way, because Christ has a better plan.
Now 19 years old, Hannah travels the country spreading that message of Hope. Chains can be broken. Relationships can be healed. God can make a way when there seems to be no way. Her newest songs specifically speak into the daily struggles of life: “Battles”, “How to Love Her”, “Show Me Why” songs written to connect with the real struggles of life and promise the never ending message of hope that does not fail.
Join Hannah at a concert, church event, or intimate coffee shop gathering and you’re likely to walk away feeling you have a new set of friends. You’ll meet Hannah, her sister who provides backup vocals, and her fiance’ who serves as manager, technical director and co-writer.
But if you walk away having not met them, Hannah hopes that you walk away knowing that there is hope in Jesus and there is a plan for your life.