Kelly Lynn Annin has been writing and performing music for years, but now her work's picking up momentum. As she focuses more on joy and self-care, her journey is one of inspiration and redemption. Using her life experience, she shines a beautiful light on any struggles, setbacks, and challenges that you may be going through. Because she's been through them too.

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Music can be a powerful tool for overcoming life's adversities. It's one of the best therapeutic tools that we have. From her years in the military to battling addiction, Kelly chose to unload the weight of life's daily struggles through art and music. She overcame her obstacles, inspiring many along the way!

"Nashville, Bokeelia, FL and Owensboro, KY recording artist, Kelly Lynn Annin, is a singer-songwriter, poet, painter, Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran, Mother, and Grandmother and owns her own business and production company, MethodicalMind Productions, for Kelly and Her Never Ending Sinners who spent from 1984- 2000 in a drug and alcohol-induced haze. having overcome that...she has entered a different phase of life...her creative side. Entering her 23rd year of sobriety, Kelly's love for music dates back to the womb, and she sang in the car with her parents every time the key turned in the ignition. Influenced heavily by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Blues, Classic Rock, Janis Joplin, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Beth Hart, Billie Holiday, Etta James, funk, country and a lover of classical music and soundtracks. Kelly started out singing the blues and is branching off into other genres, the same will be said about her songwriting, she's all over the place with it."

Terri Payne of Southern Fried Photography/CANVA
Terri Payne of Southern Fried Photography/CANVA


Everyone remembers their "moment". For Kelly, it started at a barbeque at friend Leland Herzog's house singing, "I Put a Spell on You". She caught the ear of fellow musician Bob Fisher and was asked to join Beyond Blu. After a couple of years, she was recruited by the Rick Rose Band. As she played music in and around Owensboro, she continued to write music hoping for her big break.

"I had a lot of these songs sitting around for years in a notebook and was always continually writing them. Then I got invited by my friend Beth Brooks to come down to Macon Georgia to sing at Gabbafest in Macon, GA, where I met Johnny Neel, who used to play the Hammond B3 for the Allman Brothers Band, and he invited me to his studio to record some songs, because Beth told him I had plenty of songs that needed to be recorded... And we've been working on songs for 3 years."

Tom Pacheco at Gabbafest
Tom Pacheco at Gabbafest


Currently, three songs have been released from her new EP with most music produced at "Straight Up Sound" in Nashville, which is owned by Johnny Neel, but many more are being recorded. As she pursues her music career as an independent artist, "The Ring" is a highly personal song that everyone should hear.

"This song in particular was written about my 13-year marriage. My ex-husband struggled with any substance known to man and I felt like I was raising my firstborn son by myself, then when I had our second child, it seemed to only be worse so I left. It took a lot of contemplating to walk away."

Through all of life's turmoil, she continued to work on music. And, it has paid off!

We can't wait to see where your musical career takes you! Just take us all along for the ride.

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