Annie Herring

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Annie Herring is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
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 Keith Green For Him Who Has Ears to Hear Songwriter
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 Keith Green No Compromise Choir
1978 2nd Chapter of Acts Mansion Builder Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals
1979 Matthew Ward Toward Eternity Songwriter
1980 The Boones Highlights Songwriter
1980 2nd Chapter of Acts The Roar of Love Songwriter, Vocals
1981 Terry Talbot A Song Shall Rise Vocals
1981 Annie Herring Search Deep Inside Songwriter, Piano, 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
1992 Annie Herring There's a Stirring Songwriter, 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 MercyMe Traces of Rain Songwriter
1997 Miss Angie 100 Million Eyeballs Songwriter
2002 Randy Stonehill Edge of the World Vocals

Annie Herring


Annie Herring has been a member of:

Sep 22, 1945

Annie Herring (born Annie Ward) 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.


Early history
Annie Herring’s music and ministry were, in no small part, forged from a 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.

Solo Career
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.

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