Annie Lawrence is more than just another pretty face. Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Annie has a voice that is vulnerable, winsome and inviting. Annie has that intangible gifting that moves people deeply at a heart level. Annie grew up immersed in her dad’s bluegrass music and love for classic country. Yes, she hunts, rides a 4-wheeler, and wears cowboy boots, but she is no hillbilly. Annie toiled in Nashville the last three years, honing her craft as a solid AAA/country-leaning artist, playing diverse gigs: from sweaty dives along 12 South to the KLOVE Awards at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.
Apart form her solo career, Annie has a huge heart for leading others in worship. She calls Journey Church in Franklin home and has the privilege of leading worship there alongside her pals from All Sons & Daughters. Annie is a singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, octave mandolin, mandolin, banjitar, and keys.
When Annie first came to Nashville in 2011, she was told her lyrics were too "innocent" for country/AAA music. Never one to be told she can't do something, Annie kept writing and along the way penned powerful songs dealing with everything from battling cancer to love gone bad.
In late 2013, Annie developed a massive ovarian cancer tumor and stared death “square in the face.” The crucible of cancer and the hope of a future produced lyrics that made a veteran Nashville producer weep and send her an email with a triple expletive -- his attempt to say, "You're all grown up, kid; welcome to Nashville.”
Annie has performed and/or recorded with Natalie Grant, Michael Meadows and Amos J. Heller (Taylor Swift), Bernie Herms (Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli), Ben Isaacs, Drew Holcomb, Ellie Holcomb, Lauren Daigle, All Sons & Daughters, and Phil Keagy. Annie released her first EP, “Light is Stronger Than Darkness” while still in college, being privileged to write and work with Andrew Osenga, now of Capitol Records. However, since then she has continued to craft and shape a newer sound that she believes is truly “Annie Lawrence.” She can’t wait for the world to hear her new voice. Annie’s first full-length LP, “Everything Changes”, is expected to release summer 2015.