Anita Renee Cockerham (born February 6, 1967), known professionally as Anita Cochran, is ACM, CMA Nominated American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1997, she made her debut on the U.S. country charts that year with the release of her first album Back to You. It produced the hit single "What If I Said", a duet with country music artist Steve Wariner, which reached Number One in early 1998, producing not only Anita's first Number One overall, but also Wariner's first Number One since 1989. The song won "Best Vocal Collaboration" at the TNN/Music City News People's Choice Awards. Although she never entered the Top 40 on the country charts again, she recorded a second album for Warner Bros. titled "Anita" before leaving the label to pursue other career opportunities. Cochran appeared in the movie "The Dukes Of Hazard In Hollywood" starring as Tom Wopat's love interest. The movie featured 4 of Cochrans original songs.
Known as a multi instrumentalist and a female lead guitar player, Gibson Guitar presented her with "Best Female Guitar Player" award. Cochran released her third album "Serenity" on Straybranch Records in 2009.
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Anita Cochran was born in South Lyon, Michigan, into a family that enjoyed listening to country music. She began to play guitar at an early age, and later learned to play banjo, mandolin and Dobro as well. A local country musician, Anita's father often took her to country music festivals. She later found work both in bands and as a solo act, and was eventually hired to manage Pearl Recording Studios, a studio in Canton, Michigan.
In 1997, after moving to Nashville, Tennessee, she was signed to Warner Bros. Records. Released in 1997, her debut album, "Back to You", was produced by her as well. She co-wrote all but one of the album's songs and played several instruments on it. The album's lead-off single, "I Could Love a Man Like That", peaked at No. 64, followed by the No. 69 "Daddy, Can You See Me". The third single, a duet with Steve Wariner titled "What If I Said", reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in early 1998. Following this song was the album's fourth and final single, "Will You Be Here?" also at No. 69. Her second album, Anita, produced three singles all of which failed to reach Top 40.
For the first single from her third album, God Created Woman, Cochran spliced in Conway Twitty's vocals from earlier songs of his to form a duet entitled "(I Wanna Hear) A Cheatin' Song". This song peaked at No. 57, the album was never released.
In 2007, Cochran produced country music singer Tammy Cochran's album Where I Am. The two singers are not related.
Cochran was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2017. In 2018, several artists gathered to hold a benefit concert for her. Cochran finished her last round of chemotherapy on September 19, 2018. Cochran releases her self penned single "Fight Like A Girl" in October, 2018. ABC's Good Morning America with Robin Roberts built a show around the song and had Cochran perform the song live on October 5, 2018. Cochran also performed the song for the halftime show on the NFL's Thursday Night Football Game with the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Bronco's.
Cochran's video to "Fight Like A Girl" is the winner of "The Creation International Film Festival" for "Best Music Video".
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