Abby Anderson was born to be on stage. The singer/songwriter has a smile that can light up any room, a personality as big as the state she hails from, and a voice that can captivate any audience.
“I think I came out of the womb knowing that I wanted to pursue music,” Anderson laughs.
The songstress has had a passion for performing for as long as she can remember, all thanks to her music-loving family. Growing up in Dallas, Texas with six siblings in a house “full of music,” many of the singer/songwriter’s childhood memories involve singing and playing the piano.
“My earliest memory is my dad always singing so loud in church,” she recalls. “I remember asking him, ‘Dad why do you sing so loud? It’s embarrassing.'”
“He looked at me very seriously and said, ‘God gave me a gift and I’m gonna use it. If I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna sing loud.'”
“I’ll always remember that,” Anderson shares. “That’s something I always try to do too. I believe God gave me a gift, and I just want to use it.”
As she grew older, Anderson developed a love for country music and decided she was going to move to Nashville to chase her dreams. At the age of 14, she approached her father to reveal her plans to finish school early and move to Tennessee. Much to her surprise, he promised to support her decision 100 percent.
Three years later, Anderson and her mom packed up the car and drove to Nashville. With Elvis Presley, one of Abby’s musical heroes playing through the speakers, the 17-year-old found herself in Music City and she’s never looked back.