Who’s Annie Lynn?
Hi! I’m Annie Lynn. I’m an aspiring singer songwriter from the Midwest who’s building on my background as a performing artist. I’m excited to have recently returned from the Twin Cities to living just outside of my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin where I grew up.
My first single “Carry On” is available now everywhere you can listen to music: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music. Search: Carry On, Annie Lynn or Subscribe and join my email list to receive my music updates and a FREE download of my song “Carry On!” Get “Carry On” now by becoming an Annie Lynn Club member here
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’m also a member of Broadcast Music Inc (BMI).
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 the summer of 2018. Read: My Bluebird Cafe Story. I also recorded my first original song, CARRY ON at the Ryman Auditorium as well. Read: My Ryman Story
Listen to my Ryman Recording of CARRY ON here! “Carry On” at the Ryman