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As one of Canada's most popular country artists, Anita's accomplishments in the industry are nothing short of remarkable. With 10 top 10 singles and 3 hits that went to number one on the Canadian Country Music charts, she has established a proven track record of bringing her fans what they want to hear. Just a few of the appearances that have made Anita so popular are:
* That Country Feelin was hosted by Anita for 8 years on the Mid-Canada Television Network (MCTV). This show was awarded the Canpro Award for excellence in programming and community service among independent Canadian TV Programmers.
* The Glen Campbell Silver Anniversary Tour (1992) was opened by Anita and her band for 13 performances throughout England.
* The Tommy Hunter Show - Here Anita was a regular cast member for two years as well as featured guest many times during the time the show was aired.
Anita has also opened for such performers as George Jones, The Oakridge Boys, Don Williams, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Charlie Pride, Willie Nelson, and she shared the stage with Shania Twain early on in her own successful career. In the recent past, Anita and her band appeared regularly at the Kewadin Casinos, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, performing all of her own hits along with the classic songs of Patsy Cline and Connie Francis and the more current hits of Tanya Tucker and Faith Hill. More recently Anita has been performing at Casino Rama, in Orillia, Ontario.
In 1985 she won the Country Music News Fan Award and that set the stage for what was to come. In 1986 & 1987 Anita won Female Vocalist of the Year and in 1988, she won Single of the Year with One Smoky Rose. Anita, along with Tim Taylor, won Duo of the Year in 1984, 85, 86, and 87. Anita has been nominated five times by the CCMA for Female Vocalist of the Year. Other nominations from CCMA include: Album of the Year - Way Beyond The Blue and Single of the Year for Tips Of My Fingers. She has also been nominated for a Juno Award for the Most Promising Female Vocalist and Country Female Vocalist of the Year. She has won the Dutch Country Music Award Female Vocalist of the Year and RPM Big Country Award Female Vocalist three times.
New Release : Think Again
Anita has enjoyed much success in Canada and is currently recording under her own independent label Pine Ridge Music. She remains consistently in high demand as an accomplished Country vocalist with all major recording houses and still finds the time to tour both in Canada and Europe, traveling overseas to perform for Multinational Peace-Keeping troops in Egypt and Israel and most recently performing as the feature act at the Human Spirit Concert in collaboration with the Sudbury Multicultural and FolkArts Association in aid of South East Asia tsunami victims at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
In the fall of 2004, Anita released You Should Dream in Europe and the US as the first single from her new CD titled Think Again. The single received airplay in 18 countries and enjoyed top 20 status in 6 countries on the European Country Music Association charts. The second single, Crystal Teardrops also received top 20 status in 7 countries and went right to number 1 in Germany, Spain and in the U.S. on the Indie World Country Record Report Chart from April 8th through the 14th 2005. Tomorrow reached no.12 in Denmark, 6 in Holland and no. 5 in both Belgium and the U.K. It was also the most played song in Europe for one week reaching number 17 on the E.C.M.A. chart and no. 7 on Nashvilleâ€™s Indie Word Chart.
The Think Again CD debuted on the ECMA chart at number 67, was Indie Worldâ€™s pick of the week and was listed Number 1 on New Yorkâ€™s â€œMusic Review Chartâ€
Three of the songs on the CD are listed at no. 3, 29 and 79 on County Bearâ€™s 100 most played songs for 2005.
All of the other songs from the CD also continue to receive considerable air play in France, Australia, Italy, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, New Zealand, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, the Faroe Islands, western Canada and in New York, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Tennessee.
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1. Think Again
2. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
3. You Should Dream
5. Rain or Shine
6. Crystal Teardrops
7. Another Thing I Can't Do
8. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
9. I'll Take Care of You