Bio

Anna LaPrad was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. From a young age Anna has had a deep passion for music. “Music has always been the voice of my emotions, it’s how I cope with any problems that life throws at me,” says Anna. At the age of ten Anna started singing in church and began taking piano lessons. 

At 19, Anna bought her very first guitar with her hard earned paycheck. Priced at only seventy five dollars, she says, “it might not have been much, but at the time it was just enough for me.” From a young age Anna always enjoyed writing poetry, but once she started playing guitar she focused more on her songwriting.

In the summer of 2006 Anna started singing competitively in and around Rock Hill.  After receiving second place the first two competitions, Anna finally won first place in the local Colgate Country Showdown. Anna went on to win several other competition in the following years, and started to become very clear that what she had was a gift.

After high school graduation, Anna made the decision to go to college to study psychology with big dreams in the back of her mind. While attending college Anna took classes to further her education in piano while minoring in music and found time to take guitar lessons on the side.

Through playing the Nashville area, Anna has already managed to build a large fan base, having people come back to watch her perform every day of their vacation.  “When people come up to me and tell me that my singing or my performance made their entire trip to Nashville that much better it just makes my day, I don’t know how else to say it other than it makes me extremely happy. There is nothing I love more than being able to put a smile on someone’s face and/or brighten someone’s day through music. For me, the fans really are what make it all worthwhile,” says Anna. 

In 2011, Anna returned to her home state of South Carolina to play a concert with fellow Nashville-based country singers Randy Houser and Justin Moore. She received great response not only from the fans lined up at her merchandise booth after her performance, but also from Randy Houser, whose set followed hers. “He shook my hand and told me that I was ‘No opening act.’ That meant a lot to me,” Anna reflects.

Anna recently achieved one of her greatest career accomplishments by releasing her second studio album, called “Storyteller.” The full-length album contains 12 tracks, all but one of which were written or co-written by Anna. She’s also playing on the road every chance she gets and is quickly growing her following all over the United States. “Who knows what will happen, I just pray about everything! I know that I was born to perform and everyday I count my blessings. I don’t know what God has in store for me, but I do know that He has blessed me with such a wonderful gift and it is my job to use it as He intended. I’m definitely learning what it means to pay your dues and I wouldn’t trade one single second of it for anything else in the world. Being able to wake up and do what I love doing is an amazing feeling.  I can honestly say that I’m loving my life right now and where ever it may lead, I’m just here enjoying the ride.” - Anna LaPrad