Over the last 10 years, Annie Williams has been working as a designer/industrial seamstress and writing songs in her spare time. Two years ago she was steered into the performance art world when writer/director Emily Kai Bock casted her at a bar to play the lead role of Mandy Beal in her short narrative film, A Funeral for Lightning. The film went on to premiere at TIFF, was selected by TIFF as one of Canada's Top Ten Films, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, won Honorable Mention Best U.S. Short and Best Tennessee Short at the Nashville Film Festival, as well as winning the Oscar qualifying Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film at the LA Film Festival.
Inspired after touring the film, Annie decided to put her seamstress business on pause to pursue making a record. After letting fellow Stable writer Aron Wright know she was stepping away from seamstress work, Annie was on the songwriting team in a matter of months. She has started various projects for The Stable, notably the pop project 'Ann Marr' with fellow Nashvillian Jeremy Larson. She has also completed a writing residency to finish her record demos at The Refuge Foundation for The Arts, in Appleton, Wisconsin and is about to commence recording her first full length album. Annie lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Ben, her son Van and their dog Dude. When she's not writing songs or acting she enjoys riding dirt bikes with her husband, playing legos with her son and 2-step dancing to honky tonk.