For Ann Doka, 2013 proved to be a pretty eventful year.Â As well as once again scooping awards in the â€œBest Country Singerâ€ and â€œBest Country Songâ€œ categories at the German Rock & Pop Awards, the musician who just loves to play live appeared with her band at several dates opening as support for singer and actor Tom Beck.
Hear our interview with Ann at C2C in March 2014:
In summer of 2013, Ann thrilled the east of the USA with a club tour that also took her to the beating heart of the country music scene in Nashville.
Inspired by the creativity of the city, she penned three amazing new songs with producer and co-writer Russell Wolff,
whom she met while doing a smaller gig in Nashville. Russell is so thrilled by the â€œGerman Girlâ€ that he lined up some of the best musicians in town to record the new songs with her at County Q Studios Nashville: Chris Rodriguez (guitarâ€“ Kelly Clarkson & Keith Urban), Vail Johnson (bass â€“ Kenny G, Kebâ€™ Moâ€™, Whitney Houston) and Bruce Bouton (pedal steel â€“ Lady Antebellum)
In summer 2014, Ann will return to Nashville to record the remaining songs for her upcoming CD.
To be released next winter, the album strikes at the very heart of modern country.Â Fresh, pop-rock treats that feed the fans on CD just as well as live â€“ with a little dash of Nashville!
Annâ€™s first single, â€œWhy Donâ€™t You Stay,â€ taken from the upcoming album, will be premiered at
a big release event in Frankfurt/ Germany on April 4th, 2014. The song will be available
through all online stores, including iTunes, amazon, musicload.
Trailer for Ann’s upcoming Why Don’t You Stay single