Anna was born in Illinois, but moved around often as a kid until her family found roots in Arkansas in 2002. She has loved singing since she was a little girl and vividly remembers her parents smiling and singing Bobby McGee in the living room while her daddy played guitar.
She sang in church with her momma and had lots of car jam sessions with her, listening to John Denver and The Eagles on 8-Track. Her first guitar was a pawn shop Abilene, gifted to her by her daddy with a set of strings in 2007.
Her biggest influences include: Bill Scranton, Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Carly Pearce, The Pistol Annies, Johnny Cash, Ashley McBryde, Merle Haggard, Tammy Cochran, Hank Williams, Sr. & The Dixie Chicks.
Her goals are to continue to dive deeper in to songwriting, to hone her craft, to do more travelling gigs and to release acoustic work tape singles in 2021.
"She's 30 years old, but country and western musician Anna Brinker sings like a veteran of the genre, telling stories of lost love and broken hearts, of old country roads and family photographs..."
"With a natural talent for songwriting and a voice as smoky as an Arkansas bar, Anna Brinker will find her way into your heart and stay there."
“When you think of grassroots and homegrown country music, you think of Anna..."
"A few fans have sent this video in from a few months back titled “The Possum,” and I’m glad they did."
Interview with Backstage Bobbi: Anna Brinker: Bringing The Heart and Soul To Country Music (backstagebobbi.com)
AY Magazine Article: ‘If Strings Could Talk’: Anna Brinker Continues to Grind - AY Magazine
Whiskey Riff: Country Newcomer Anna Brinker Honors George Jones With “The Possum” (whiskeyriff.com)
Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple: https://youtu.be/86zt_ffcCZc
What Makes You Famous with Keys Dan: https://youtu.be/JLMzVnGZfTw
Stuttgart Daily Leader: Anna Brinker receives fourth Arkansas Country Music Award nomination; voting to end Sunday | Stuttgart Daily Leader