Who’s Annie Lynn?
I’m an aspiring singer songwriter from the Midwest who’s building on my background as a performing artist. I recently relocated to Wisconsin after having lived in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota for 19 years! I’m excited to have returned to living just outside of my hometown of Madison where I grew up. Friday March 20th, I’m releasing my first single: CARRY ON!
How I got started songwriting
In the summer of 2015 I started to explore songwriting after I picked up a book in a used bookstore that looked interesting. I slowly began writing down my song ideas, mostly just lyrics, and searching out more information on how to construct a song. I found that the art of songwriting combined my love of music and writing all into one! I also began to connect with other songwriters and tried my first go at co-writing songs with more experienced writers.
How I learned to play guitar
In the spring of 2018 I was encouraged to learn to play the guitar so that I could play the songs I was writing. I found a couple of old cassette tapes my Dad had given me in 1997 to see if I could at least learn how to tune a guitar. I borrowed my husband’s grandpa’s old guitar and began to push play and rewind over and over on that tape until I learned how to tune. Thinking that there had to be a better more faster way to go about learning to play guitar, I signed up for a beginning guitar community education course. I also got myself a digital tuner on Amazon! I took five of the six 45 minute lessons, and the rest I’ve self taught myself.
How I’m navigating my music endeavors
I’m a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) where I’ve been learning about the craft of songwriting, and building relationships. I’m also taking online courses about the music industry.
I’ve been testing things out, taking things one step at a time, and not worrying too much about anything other than keeping it fun, and continuing to challenge myself. For instance, I had the incredible opportunity to play at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in the summer of 2018, after only having played guitar for less than six months! Sound a little crazy? I know, but I’ve never been someone afraid to go for it! It was a ton of fun and I recorded my first original song, CARRY ON at the Ryman Auditorium as well. Read more about that experience here: My Ryman Story
Listen to my Ryman Recording of CARRY ON here! “Carry On” at the Ryman
Where can you listen to Annie Lynn’s music?
I’m working on getting my music out there! I have my first NEW SONG COMING MARCH 20TH! It’s a re-recording of CARRY ON that I first recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Listen to it’s humble beginnings here: Carry On Ryman Auditorium Recording
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