Check out the new song from Annie Adams – Women’s Intuition ft. Shelly B
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I am from Matthews, NC, well actually a small town called Indian Trail, NC. I got to this position by remaining humble, working hard, and remaining diligent in my efforts. While at the same time, never underestimating my talents and always willing to put it in everyone’s face, so they can hear and see as well. And most importantly, trusting God all the way!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song is titled “Women’s Intuition.” It is really a song that caters to the ladies, advising them to listen to their inner voice (intuition) when it (she) speaks. Men would say this is a “male bashing” song, but I see it more as a song of empowerment. As we speak we have the single at number 70 on the DRT National Airplay Top 200 and #22 on the Top 40 Independent Charts; shout out to Ronnie Wayne for the hard work (CEO at BlackInk MMG)! Also Women’s Intuition is available at all major digital retailers for download so you guys can get that right now!
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Having individuals sell me dreams or just wanting to work with me based on my talent. A lot of times I have run into situations where my talent is recognized, but they want my body first, if you catch my drift. So I have found it very hard to find upstanding, business-minded only individuals.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I would have to say one of my biggest setbacks was here recently. I was once again sold a dream. I was given promises, I had given my time, my money, my heart, my soul, only to be bamboozeled once again. I found myself sinking in a depression, and then questioning if I should continue to pursue. Telling myself that I just did not have “it,” and I could not take rejection nor anything of that nature again. I had my white flag raised, ready to throw in the towel. I was asked to sing at a function and to sing an uplifting song. I really had nothing in me to be uplifting, but I pressed on. I sang “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. As I was singing, I looked in the audience and I saw this lady crying, I mean balling, and I thought “Am I that bad?” The lady came up to me after my performance and told me that before she came there that day, she was in a bad place, and after hearing me sing, she knew she would be ok. At that moment, I knew my voice can change and move people’s lives, and I knew I had to keep going so that the world could experience the same thing that lady did that day!
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists should be leery of individuals who say they “can.” Research what you are being told. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you start to ask questions, you will quickly be able to “weed” out who is genuine and who was trying to take you for a ride!
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay motivated. Stay diligent and steadfast in your purpose and your gift. Never sell yourself short, and always keep God first!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Firstly by doing shows! Go live! People need to see my face and hear the “voice.” I also promote via various social networks, ie Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. I also have other individuals that also promote my music through the same avenues. I am stepping outside of the social networks and trying to get some interviews with various magazines etc.
Where can people visit you?