Be The Change Collective

When we began this journey in 2018, Be The Change Collective was a place for Sydney to collaborate with other songwriters for the purpose of creating music that helped non-profits working with youth around the world. (And the proceeds from the sale of those songs also went to support those non-profits.) Years later, Be The Change Collective has grown to be a family of musicians who continually work together to better their community, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and social responsibility.

What began with six musicians in 2022 has grown to nine incredible singer songwriters in 2024...and we have plans to expand our team even further as our impact continues to grow in the Greater Chattanooga Area and beyond. Our heart is to create and support a group of musicians who value community over competition. We cheer each other on and celebrate every success. And together, we’ll use our gifts to create change in our community.

Meet the Collective.

In the Company of Wolves

This singer/songwriter duo, originally from Portland, Maine, now call Chattanooga, Tennessee home. They intertwine their love for music with a passion for story-telling, as they combine thought provoking lyrics with layered melodies. Inspired by some of their favorite musical influences, including Novo Amor, Bon Iver, and Mumford and Sons, Sydney and Brayden use their unique sound, both vocally and instrumentally (think Glen Hansard meets Phoebe Bridgers), to share their passion for community and their commitment to making sure youth, especially those struggling with their mental health, feel seen, heard, and loved.

Sam Steadman

Sam Steadman comes out of Ringgold, Georgia but has lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee for his adult life. His life experiences are reflected in his music with passionate vocals and authentic lyrics. From his time in the marine corps, church on Sunday, to  running a business and a nonprofit, he still finds time to play gigs around the city. You will hear hints of blues, rock, pop, outlaw country, and more. Growing up in the small town of Ringgold, Georgia, he was immersed in the 60s – 70s rock, classic country, and bluesy soul music from his dad. 

Waxing & Waning

Coming Soon.

Anna Baldree

Coming Soon. 

Josh Wheeler

Josh Wheeler is originally from Birmingham, Alabama but he now calls Chattanooga home. He has had the opportunity to play music all over the world. Josh is known for his quirky, humorous songwriting as well as his interactive and often energetic stage presence. He mixes acoustic guitar, ukulele, and harmonica into his performances, while incorporating live looping. In recent years, he has shifted his focus towards songwriting and released a debut album entitled "Seven Stories Tall" in 2021 and "Songs I Wrote in Chiropractic College" in 2023. Josh also plays thousands of covers so feel free to shout out a request!

Luke Simmons

Luke Simmons is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Chattanooga, TN. His high energy performances and powerful, commanding vocals are often compared to Leon Bridges, Allen Stone, and Gary Clark Jr. Luke writes their music using his life of bittersweet lows, to soaring highs to inspire him, and that in turn fuels him to put on an electrifying and earnest performance no matter the stage. Career highlights include opening for MUTEMATH, The Shindellas, and collaborating with the band Emery for their "Are You Listening Streamo Show". He recently recorded his first EP with his band called "Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck", named "Now Presenting" and released their latest single, "How High" currently streaming on all platforms that will have you shouting HALLELUJAH by the end.

Andrew Witherspoon

Andrew Witherspoon is a singer-songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and producer from TN. With influences like Foy Vance, Hozier, Dermot Kennedy, and Noah Kahan, his sound has been described as a soulful mix of Indie-Folk, Pop, rock, and blues. Andrew has toured all across the United States and internationally with many Grammy award-winning artists and has recorded in some of the most reputable studios in music. Andrew is currently working on multiple collaboration projects, including recording his own collection of songs set to release later this year. His new album promises a sonic kaleidoscope paired with relatable themes that touch on love, perseverance, loss, self-discovery, and connecting to the profound and often unspoken aspects of being human.