Country music singer-songwriter and record producer, Anita Renee Cockerham, professionally known as Anita Cochran, is celebrating her 52nd birthday today.
Her country music exposure began in her family where she also learned to play guitar, mandolin, dobro, and banjo. Anita would also tag along with her dad, who was a local performer, in music festivals. Other than her family, among those she quoted as her musical influences were Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Steve Wariner, and Ricky Skaggs.
Anita Cochran’s singing career officially began with her debut album, Back to You released in 1997 under Warner Bros. Records. Cochran’s songs showcased her songwriting prowess on top of her strong and versatile vocals.
Four singles from the album charted. “I Could Love a Man Like That” was at no. 64 while “Daddy, Can You See Me” and “Will You Be Here?”were at no. 69. Only one single managed to be on top 10, Anita Cochran’s duet with Steve …