Recently named New England Country Music’s Local Female Artist of the Year and 2016 New England Music Awards’ Country Act of the Year – now currently nominated for Female Performer of the Year, Annie provides the soundtrack to the best nights of her friends’ and fans’ lives!
She quickly awes any audience with her powerful stage presence and keeps them engaged from start to finish with the effortless control and beautiful tone of her voice.
Annie grew up in Columbus, OH then relocated to the Boston area in 2007. She performs in duo, trio and full band form all over New England, where she debuts her newest original projects and her own spin on a variety of her favorite cover songs. You’ll find EVERY audience instantly tapping their feet, singing, dancing, and loving her music!
She’s had the wonderful opportunity of opening for country stars such as: Gretchen Wilson, Lonestar, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Craig Campbell, Casey James, Jaida Dreyer, Thompson Square, Krystal Keith, Dustin Lynch, and J.T. Hodges. And even opened for legends like Don McLean and Marshall Tucker Band! She also performed at the Topsfield Fair in the Fall of 2016, was the only vocalist on a float in the Peabody Centennial Parade, and opened the Cowboy Up Fest this past summer at Campanelli Stadium with stars like Big & Rich, JoDee Messina, and Frankie Ballard!
She regularly performs at New England’s top venues like The Magic Hat Stage at Bank of NH Pavilion, Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket RI, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Foxboro, Loretta’s Last Call in Boston, Breakaway Danvers, Stonewood Tavern Peabody, Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, Tin Rooster at Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY, and many more! Already scheduled for 2017 are Showcase Live in Foxboro, Mixx 360 in Malden, and The Ohio State Fair!
Most of her original songs are stories from her life, with a consistent Pop/Country sound; although genre mashing has been known to happen once or twice. “Ghost”, specifically, describes her journey from Columbus, OH to Boston, MA, while “Between Words” came from a poem she wrote in grade school about what happens in the spaces between words on a page. “Write me a song” was inspired by performers she’d seen in Nashville, playing live music day in and day out just to survive.
All original songs are co-written by Rodger K. Hagopian of the band Force The Fallen and production co. East Lex Records.
Annie’s DEBUT 5-song EP “Ghost” recorded with Sean McLaughlin at 37′ Productions is also NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes and many other online stores!
Chelsey is no stranger to a killer performance and a damn good time. She has played shows such as Country 102.5’s Street Party 2 alongside Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Michael Ray, David Nail, and has opened for acts such as Lonestar, Josh Thompson, Frankie Ballard and Montgomery Gentry. But the list doesn’t end there. She has also had the opportunity to warm fans up before huge national acts such as Garth Brooks and Zac Brown Band before they hit the stage on their arena tours.
Chelsey is currently in the studio working on her much anticipated debut album, with producer Sean McLaughlin of 37′ Productions. She is excited to finally show the world that she not only plays great cover songs, but she’s also one hell of a songwriter as well.
“My songs are twisty and funny, they’ll tug on your heartstrings and can occasionally get pretty angry. Unlike a lot of pop-country songs, they’re not just about trucks, boots and beers. I draw inspiration from old school country that tells a story, and keeps the listener as engaged in the lyrics, as they are engaged in the catchiness of the tune. Bottom line, I can’t wait to share it with you all”
Chelsey’s debut album is expected to be released in early 2017! Stay tuned here on her webpage, as well as her social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) to keep up to date on its release as well as other opportunities to see Chelsey perform.