Annie Herring is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1970||2nd Chapter of Acts||Easter Song||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1972||Jimmy and Carol Owens||Come Together||Vocals|
|1973||Mike Deasy||Letters To My Head||Background Vocals|
|1973||Jamie Owens-Collins||Laughter in Your Soul||Songwriter, Vocal Arranger|
|1973||Barry McGuire||Seeds||Background Vocals, Songwriter|
|1974||Barry McGuire||Lighten Up||Background Vocals, Songwriter|
|1974||2nd Chapter of Acts||With Footnotes||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1975||Jamie Owens-Collins||Growing Pains||Songwriter|
|1975||Barry McGuire||To the Bride||Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals|
|1975||2nd Chapter of Acts||In the Volume of the Book||Songwriter, Piano, Percussion, Vocals|
|1976||Mike and Kathie Deasy||Wings Of An Eagle||Background Vocals|
|1976||Annie Herring||Kids of the Kingdom||Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, String Arp, Vocals|
|1976||Annie Herring||Through a Child's Eyes||Songwriter, Piano, YC-45, Vocals|
|1976||Phil Keaggy||Love Broke Thru||Songwriter, Background Vocals|
|1977||2nd Chapter of Acts||How the West Was One||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1978||Annie Herring||Kids Of The Kingdom - Follow The Leader||Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals|
|1978||2nd Chapter of Acts||Mansion Builder||Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals|
|1979||Matthew Ward||Toward Eternity||Songwriter|
|1980||2nd Chapter of Acts||The Roar of Love||Songwriter, Vocals|
|1981||Terry Talbot||A Song Shall Rise||Vocals|
|1981||2nd Chapter of Acts||Rejoice||Songwriter, Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals|
|1981||2nd Chapter of Acts||Encores||Songwriter, Piano, Percussion, Vocals|
|1983||2nd Chapter of Acts||Together Live||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1983||Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart||More||Background Vocals|
|1983||2nd Chapter of Acts||Singer Sower||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1983||Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart||Live Forever||Songwriter|
|1985||2nd Chapter of Acts||Night Light||Songwriter, Piano, Vocals|
|1986||Harvest||Only the Overcomers||Background Vocals|
|1986||2nd Chapter of Acts||Hymns||Songwriter, Vocals|
|1987||2nd Chapter of Acts||Far Away Places||Songwriter, Vocals|
|1988||Matthew Ward||Fade to White||Background Vocals|
|1989||Annie Herring||Flying Lessons||Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboards, Lead and Background Vocals|
|1989||Phil Keaggy||The Best of Keaggy||Background Vocals|
|1990||Phil Keaggy||What a Day / Love Broke Thru||Songwriter, Background Vocals|
|1991||Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart||A Decade Of Love||Background Vocals|
|1994||Caedmon's Call||My Calm Your Storm||Songwriter|
|1995||Phil Keaggy||Time 2||Background Vocals|
|1995||Phil Keaggy||Time 1||Background Vocals|
|1997||Miss Angie||100 Million Eyeballs||Songwriter|
|2002||Randy Stonehill||Edge of the World||Vocals|
Annie Herring (born Annie Ward September 22, 1945) is one of the pioneers of the Jesus music, most notably a part of the trio, 2nd Chapter of Acts in which she wrote most of the songs and sang lead and harmony vocals with her brother Matthew Ward and sister Nelly (Ward) Greisen. However, during her musical career with the 2nd Chapter of Acts from 1973 to 1988, she also recorded solo albums.
Annie Herring’s music and ministry was, in no small part, forged from personal family tragedy. In 1968 her mother, Elizabeth Ward, died of a brain tumor; two years later her father, Walter, died of leukemia leaving her youngest sister, Nelly, and brother, Matthew, orphaned. The Ward siblings decided that Annie and her new husband, record producer Buck Herring, should take in the two younger Ward siblings.
Annie was a self-taught singer and songwriter who wrote and played her songs around the family piano. Her brother and sister would often join in as she played, and eventually they developed extremely tight and intricate harmonies.
As they gradually started singing for local coffee houses and small gatherings, they eventually gained the notice of Pat Boone who arranged a contract to record and release two singles with MGM, "Jesus Is" (1972) and "I'm So Happy" (1973). The fledgling trio also came to the attention of 1960s folk singer Barry McGuire, who had recently become a Christian and was preparing to record his first Christian music album, to be produced by Buck Herring. The siblings provided background vocals for Seeds and McGuire's 1974 follow-up, Lighten Up. The group would take the name "The 2nd Chapter of Acts", and Annie continued to sing with her siblings as part of 2nd Chapter of Acts until 1988, when each member of the group felt called to different careers.
During her time with 2nd Chapter, Annie had released two solo albums, Through a Child's Eyes and Deep Inside, as well as an album for children, Kids of the Kingdom. After 2nd Chapter disbanded, Annie continued her solo career.
Annie continues to tour the US, and, as of 1996, gave 40-50 concerts a year. She also continues to receive songs and record solo albums, to which her siblings from 2nd Chapter often add backup vocals. She also occasionally adds her vocals to other artist’s albums. In 1995, she was featured in the Warren Chaney docudrama, America: A Call to Greatness.
Annie Herring. (2011, November 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:52, April 3, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Annie_Herring&oldid=460879395