Anna Brinker

A small town Arkansas girl chasing her dream of playing the Ryman someday. 

Biography:

daughter of a spitfire & a Tumbleweed 



Anna was born in Illinois, but moved around quite a bit as a kid until her family found roots in Arkansas in 2002. She has loved singing since she was a little girl. Growing up, she's got fond memories of her momma and daddy 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,  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 her songwriting, to hone her craft, to do more travelling gigs and to release more original music in 2022.


This girl will always chase her dreams.

"wild and free"

This song is my reminder to keep a little wild in my soul and to live each moment IN the moment.

Written By: Anna Brinker & Joey Evans
Dobro: Cliff Prowse
Produced By: Big Red Dog Productions

"Tumbleweed" 


ACOUSTIC LIVE SINGLE

Written By: Anna Brinker & Willie Ray Bakalekos
Featuring: Bill "Tumbleweed" Scranton

Guitar: Joey Evans

"Luckenbach, Lookin' back"

Written By: Anna Brinker, Cruise Brinker & Joey Evans
Live at the AR State Fair October 2021

-ay magazine

"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..."

-Backstage bobbi

"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."

-charles haymes (AR Country music awards vp)

“When you think of grassroots and homegrown country music, you think of Anna..."

-whiskey riff

"A few fans have sent this video in from a few months back titled “The Possum,” and I’m glad they did."

achievements


2018
Arkansas Country Music Awards Official Nominee: "Acoustic Act of The Year"
Stuttgart Daily Leader Best of the Grand Prairie: "Favorite Local Musician"
2019
Arkansas Country Music Awards Official Nominee: "Acoustic Act of The Year"
Arkansas Country Music Awards Official Nominee: "Video of The Year - The Possum"
Josie Music Awards Official Nominee: "Traditional Country - Rising Star"
Josie Music Awards Official Nominee: "Female Rising Star Vocalist"
Josie Music Awards Official Nominee: "Female Video of The Year - The Possum"
Josie Music Awards Official Nominee: "Traditional Country Song of The Year - The Possum"
2020
Arkansas Country Music Awards Official Nominee & Award Recipient: "Vocal Group of The Year - Thinkin' 'Bout You w/Adam Cunningham"
2021
Arkansas Country Music Awards Official Nominee: "Album of The Year - Rain & Whiskey"
2022
Arkansas County Music Awards Official Nominee: "Acoustic Act of The Year"

    

2021 shows


May 22nd: The Old Gas Station Bar And Grill, Newport, AR: 7:00 -10:00 PM
May 29th: Pintails, Jonesboro, AR: 7:00 -10:00 PM
June 26th: Tuckerman, AR: Private Event
July 9th: Forrest City, AR: Private Event
    July 31st: Cave City Watermelon Festival, Cave City, AR: 2:00 - 2:45 PM
September 18th: Fox Creek BBQ, Batesville, AR: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
October 18th: Arkansas State Fair (Maddie & Tae Opener): 6:30 - 7:00 PM



2022 shows


March 5th: Private Gig
April 15th: Wildlife Sports Bar & Grill, Stuttgart, AR: 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
May 21st: Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival, NLR, AR: 2:00 PM
June 6th: Arkansas Country Music Awards, VIP Pre-Show Stage
August 5th: Sideways, Rockwall, TX: 8:00 - 11:.00 PM
August 6th: The Roundabout, Rockwall, TX: 8:00 - 11:00 PM

photo gallery