With musical influences such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Carole King, and Wynonna Judd, Anita Lin writes songs to lure you through moments of introspection on life's joys and pains. Anita weaves the character moments of time into songs of love and loss. Anita is an active member of ASCAP -American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and SongU.com - a songwriter's online university, and is a former coordinator of the Chicago Chapter of NSAI- The Nashville Songwriters Association International. Anita's writing focus is mainstream country, and her singing and guitar style leans toward folk. A native of Chicago, her love for music began at a young age while listening to Billy Joel and the Hair Bands of the 1980's. Anita joined the United States Air Force in 1989, and was stationed in Oklahoma where she was immersed in the booming Country of the 1990's including rising stars Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Wynonna Judd, and mainstays Reba McEntire and Lori Morgan. It was then that she realized she had been listening to Country all her life as her parents both enjoy listening to Loretta Lynn, Alabama, and the Oak Ridge Boys, to name a few. Anita moved back to Chicago in 1993 and quickly began writing Country music. She released her CD, "This Book Knows", in 1999. In 2001, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to hone her songwriting skills and made contacts in the music industry. There she performed at well known venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, the Hall of Fame Lounge, and the French Quarter, where she met several cowriters. Anita and coproducer, Lori Cassidy, are currently recording her sophmore CD at Green Door Studios in Illinois.