Just chasin' a dream

Anna Brinker, local homegrown Country Music singer, songwriter, and musician. Anna is originally from Bald Knob, Ark but currently resides in Stuttgart, Ark. Anna has been singing since she was a young girl and picked up a guitar and began playing at the age of 13. Her biggest influence is her Father, Bill Scranton. Anna grew up listening to her father sing and play guitar to the likes of Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, and all the great Country Music superstars of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and so on. Anna has played several venues across the State of Arkansas. She really began her solo acoustic act after opening for Country Music Superstar Jeff Bates in Searcy in 2013. Jeff listened backstage while Anna performed and when he took the stage, he was so impressed that he called her back on stage to sing one more time. As she finished, the crowd erupted with applause and Jeff formally invited her to his house in Murfreesboro, TN to write and record. After that, Anna started to gain more publicity as a solo acoustic act and started to gain more gigs at various venues around central Arkansas. In 2017, Zac Dunlap Band discovered Anna on Facebook and invited her to audition for them as their opening act. After her audition, it was a unanimous decision within the band for her to open for them. She has done just that many times and on occasion, still opens for them. In March of this year, 2018, Anna received a huge announcement. Anna was officially nominated for Acoustic Act of the Year for the very first Arkansas Country Music Awards. The award show was June 4th, and even tho Anna didn’t take home the win, she was so honored to be a part of such a historic event for Arkansas and the country music community. Anna is currently working on writing and recording her very first EP album. Her first single, The Possum, which was written by her Father, Husband, and herself, was recorded and set for release in mid August. She has such a great line up of original songs written by her and her Dad and is so eager to get them recorded and released to the public. With the talent that this amazing performer holds, she is bound for stardom.