Anne Buckle

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Anne Buckle, Songwriter, Gatlinburg, TNOriginally from Fayetteville, Georgia, Anne Buckle is a singer, songwriter, and fiddle player with deep roots in country music.  The great, great niece of A.P. Carter and a cousin of June Carter Cash, Anne spent summers as a kid hanging out and playing music with the late June and Johnny Cash in the hills of southwestern Virginia.  She was given her first fiddle when she was 5 years old by her uncle who owned Classic Recording Studio at the time – the very studio where The Carter Family recorded the famous 1927 Bristol sessions that birthed commercial country music in America.

 At age 15, Anne recorded an album of fiddle tunes and Carter Family songs, and at 17 she was invited to sing the national anthem at an Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball game.  Though she longed to get to Nashville right after high school, she followed the advice of her parents and went to college first.  After receiving Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s from Harvard in 2012, Anne realized that country music is where her heart is, so she moved to Nashville to pursue a career as an Americana singer/songwriter.  Her debut, self-titled EP was released in July 2014.