Anna Performs at Grand Lake Community House

June 17th, 2016

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June 17, 2016 --- Anna Wilson will perform at a very special songwriter in the round concert with hitmaker, Monty Powell and Grand Lake's own, Peggy Mann, at the Grand Lake Community House on Friday, June 24, 2016.  Doors will open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm.  Tickets are $25.  Wilson will debut some new songs that she is prepping for her new album as well as perform some of her most beloved gems from prior projects.  It's an evening you won't want to miss.  Click here to learn more.


Anna Joins Habitat For Humanity Women Build

June 17th, 2014

Women Build LogoAnna will join 60 women in Utah for a Habitat For Humanity Women Build that supports the Weber/Davis Chapter.  Each woman is being asked to raise $1000 and help build a house for a family in need.  Anna, a part-time Utah resident says, " I am so happy to be able to support Habitat in Utah.  The opportunity to be a part of helping make a house a home for someone is such a satisfying thing.  I am honored to join in on a great cause in my new adopted second home." CLICK HERE to learn  more.


PEOPLE Magazine Features Anna & Matt Giraud

May 27th, 2012

AMERICAN IDOL:  Where Are They Now?People American Idol People Magazine recently released a special issue “American Idol” Where are They Now”? It is a yearbook-like edition that takes a look at every finalist from the first ten years. Anna and duet partner, Matt Giraud are featured on page 92, with Anna rocking Matt's signature chapeau.  The article praises their  No. 1 download, "You Don't Know Me" on the iTunes jazz chart. Available for purchase at AMAZON.com.  CLICK HERE to learn more .Idol Where Are They Now Insert

 


Piano Brings Back Memories: Franzel and Wilson

March 31st, 2012

BY JIM MISUNAS
jmisunas@gbtribune.com

Singer Anna Wilson from Nashville and pianist Jeff Franzel from Manhattan, N.Y. warm up Tuesday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

...When jazz artist Anna Wilson was searching for the right songwriter, Franzel’s name was mentioned. It’s been a match made in heaven ever since they met....
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Country and jazz to shake hands when Anna Wilson takes stage

March 29th, 2012

Midland Reporter-Telegram
March 22, 2012

By Georgia Temple
Entertainment Editor
Singer Anna Wilson found her place in music by merging her present with her past.

“I grew up with my mom playing piano in the house, and her repertoire was largely the Great American Songbook and road tunes so I really got that sense of melody and style,” Wilson said in a telephone interview with the Reporter-Telegram. “As I got older and pursued other genres, I moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and a country artist, I thought. By being around that world and doing it for a while, I realized that wasn’t what suited me best.”  READ ARTICLE


Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Membership and Duet Projects

October 5th, 2011

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by Chuck Dauphin, Nashville  |   October 05, 2011 3:30 EDT

..."Easy" was not the only collaboration from Rascal Flatts in 2011. They also were a part of Anna Wilson's Countrypolitan Duets release, adding their harmonies to "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me," with Ray Price.

"We're huge fans of Ray Price to begin with, but Anna Wilson is a dear friend," Jay says.  Her husband and I write together all the time. He told me 'We're doing this project,' and we love in Anna and believe in what she's doing. It was a wonderful idea to meld jazz and Country together. We were excited to be a part of it."...


Countrypolitan Duets receives 4 Star rating

September 22nd, 2011

Country Music People reviews Anna's new CD, Countrypolitan Duets and gives it a four-star rating!
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Countrypolitan Duets named one of the Most Interesting Things of 2011-2012

September 21st, 2011

Nashville Arts & Entertainment 
2011-12 Edition

Mention Anna Wilson's name around town and you will likely hear, "THE Jazz singer."  Arguably Nashville's most acclaimed jazz singer, Wilson has produced a unique musical offering this year fusing  a little bit of country and a whole lot of Jazz in her new project, Countrypolitan Duets.  The word "countrypolitan" originated as a Nashville sound--a type of country music engineered by Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley incorporating string sections instead of banjos and fiddles.  It was revolutionary then and remains so now.

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Anna Wilson and Diane Schuur: A Little Bit Country Vocalists Anna Wilson and Diane Schuur take jazz to the honky tonk

July 17th, 2011

July-August 2011 Issue

07/05/11
Christopher Loudon

Plenty of fans along both sides of the jazz-country divide would insist that the two genres are as far apart as fatback and foie gras. But vocalists Anna Wilson and Diane Schuur are hoping to alter that perception with likeminded though distinct new albums. Wilson’s Countrypolitan Duets (Music World), populated with a string of special guests that extends from legends Ray Price, Connie Smith and Kenny Rogers to contemporary stars Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum, blends the lush Nashville Sound of the 1960s with swing across 10 country classics and one original tune. Schuur’s more subdued The Gathering (Vanguard) features covers of 10 vintage hurtin’ songs, and includes appearances by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler and Kirk Whalum.

Though the Nashville-based Wilson has never recorded country songs before, she has written hits for the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus and Reba McEntire. “I’m a bit of a fish out of water,” she laughs. “I love singing jazz but writing country songs.” On previous jazz albums, Wilson focused almost exclusively on original songs. “People started saying they’d like to hear me do something familiar,” she says. “I wanted to do it in a unique and compelling way. I thought that if we took great country songs built around simple chord structures and augmented them with all the sophistication of jazz, we could still maintain the core of the songs but present them in innovative ways. I wanted to demonstrate that country and jazz are not that far apart.”

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Songwriter’s Week at C Lazy U Ranch features Anna Wilson

July 14th, 2011