(12-15-21) Girl Named Tom describing themselves on their website as “small town siblings with a wide world-view”, they were born in Pettisville, Ohio and now live in South Bend, Indiana. Bekah has been accepted at nearby Goshen (Ind) College and her two brothers Caleb, and Joshua Liechty graduated from GC.
The Liechty siblings were homeschooled for a number of years, later enrolling in Pettisville Schools, which has been hosting public viewing parties throughout the season.
They made history on The Voice Season 21 finale Tuesday, when Team Kelly Clarkson’s Girl Named Tom — siblings Bekah, Caleb, and Joshua Liechty — became the first group to ever win the show.
Girl Named Tom became the first act in all 21 seasons of the show to have four of their songs in the Apple Music Top 10 at the same time, and they reached No. 1 twice on the main Apple Music Top 200 chart with covers of Joni Mitchell’s “River” and Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”
Additionally, Hits From the Road, Girl Named Tom’a pre-Voice album from February 2021, is as of this writing sitting pretty at No. 17 on the Apple Music Top Albums chart — which makes them the show’s first-ever contestant to have songs charting in Apple’s Top 200 from a self-released album alongside their official Voice studio recordings.
Did you know…
- The band’s name is based on a childhood nickname! Joshua used to call Bekah “Thomas” when she was a baby.
- Its been a good year for Northwest Ohio performers winning national TV reality shows, earlier this year – America’s Got Talent Season 16 Winner… Dustin Tavella – Celina native Kari (Gibson) Tavella is the wife of Dustin Tavella