Anna Christine Nalick (born March 30, 1984, in Glendora, California), is an American singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Wreck of the Day, featuring her first radio hit, "Breathe (2 AM)," was released on April 19, 2005.
She says in her Columbia Records biography that ever since she was a little girl she wanted to be a performer and that she actually began to write songs in fifth grade. Reportedly, while showing off her talents to her third grade teacher, her teacher told her that she'd end up "one day on Jay Leno's show." Leno recounted that story when Nalick actually did perform on his show earlier this year, quipping "which shows you how long I've been running this show".
Anna grew up in Glendora, California, just east of Pasadena. As a teenager, she says she grew up in a household where her parents spun a wide variety of artists. Her mother turned her on to bands such as The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin, while her father turned her to Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers. Anna began her songwriting career in the fifth grade. She officially cites her influences as Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Blind Melon, Jo...