A Little About Anita...

Anita Stapleton has always had a great appreciation for  country music. Her biggest musical influences include artists like Buck Owens, Ray Price, Tammy Wynette, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Patsy Cline and Connie Smith.


She took an interest in music at an early age, and with the encouragement of her parents, she began singing in the church choir. She eventually began taking piano lessons at the age of nine, and started singing professionally at the age of eleven, when she and her brother, Brent, became members of a Country/Gospel band and began performing at local churches, county fairs and outdoor festivals throughout her home state of Pennsylvania. She soon started playing guitar, and eventually, she and her brother formed their own band and continued performing locally.


She became a regular performer at the age of twelve on a local, live radio show called “The Appalachian Jubilee”, and she stepped into the recording studio for the first time at the age of thirteen to record her first album project, along with her brother.


In the years that followed,  she began performing at various venues in the surrounding states of  Maryland, Delaware, New York and Ohio, where she gained more stage experience, and opened shows for such country artists as:

Bill Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, David Frizzell, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette, T.G. Shepherd, Jean Shepard, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ray Price, Buck Trent, Boxcar Willie, Jerry Reed, Pam Tillis, Louise Mandrell,  Ferlin Husky and Tom T. Hall.


At the age of eighteen, Anita became a regular performer on the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling, West Virginia.


She moved to Nashville in the fall of 1995, and in the summer of 1997, she started touring on the road as a background vocalist with country artist Patty Loveless, and continued doing so until December of 1998, when Patty took a hiatus from touring.


Anita has been a background vocalist in the recording studio and on live stage performances for artists including: Sonya Isaacs, John Wesley Ryles, Merle Kilgore, Jeanne Pruett, Johnny Russell, Connie Smith, Sheb Wooley, Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye, Lee Greenwood, Tommy Cash, Jack Greene and Moe Bandy.


She has made several television appearances, including shows like: “Grand Ole Opry Live”, “Live With Regis & Kathie Lee”, “Austin City Limits”, “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “Tennessee Mornings” (FOX-Nashville) and “The Inspirational Country Awards Show”.  Her radio appearances include shows such as “The Midnight Jamboree” & “The Nashville Cowboy Church”.


She has recorded several solo studio projects over the years, including Country and Gospel projects, demos and background vocals.

Patty Loveless

Connie Smith

Jan Howard, Michele Voan-Capps

And Melvin Sloane



New Studio Projects...




Coming Soon....


Anita recorded “Just Someone I Used To Know”, a duet with Gene Watson, one of her very favorite country artists. Be sure to look for this new project!




Be looking for her new project, “Sunflower”, featuring the songs, “Sweet Dream Baby”,

“Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and “I’ve Got A New Heartache”.

Anita Stapleton

sunflower

 

(Above & Right)

Anita & Her Brother Brent

(Then & Now)