Southern Pines Songwriter/Singer – Annelle Staal

Southern Pines Songwriter/Singer - Annelle Staal

Following Annelle’s career since 2014 has been a joy for All Things Moore County.
Annelle is ready to roll out her new song, Mr. Christmas, as she prepares for a local stint at the Wine Cellar in Southern Pines on the 27th as well as a December date.

Annelle is joined by 13 year old Charlize McKinney, an 8th grader at West Pine.
Their conversation is full of coachable moments for Charlize, an aspiring actress and singer and show Annelle ‘paying it forward’.





Southern Pines native, Annelle Staal is releasing her new single, Record on Replay this weekend.  Her new EP, Heart on my Sleeve, is due to be released this April.

Annelle is joined by her 18 year old sister, Adria, who accompanies Annelle on “The Girl I would Be” from her new EP.

Annelle Staal

Artist Biography

Singer-Songwriter Annelle Staal was discovered in Southern Pines, NC, where her dad was stationed in the military. After being a finalist in the GMA’s 2015 Immerse Songwriting competition and winning the 2016 Dogwood Festival Solo-artist competition, Annelle signed with Redline Entertainment in Nashville. She released her debut Pop EP, “Mars,” in 2017. The songwriter has composed, musically and lyrically, over 200 original songs, performed over 300 live shows and raised over $4,000 through benefit concerts.

Currently working as an independent artist, Annelle has partnered with Grammy-awarding winning producer Andrew Bergthold to release an acoustic musical project in March of 2020. Lyrically intimate and story-driven, the EP takes the listener on an emotional journey through the process of self-acceptance and love.

Annelle has a passion for the youth in her communities, and has led multiple workshops addressing music business and composition for elementary and middle school kids. With a passion for mental wellness and counseling programs, Annelle has partnered with Blue Ridge Hope and holds monthly concerts to raise money and awareness about mental illness.

The songwriter is currently touring North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and Tennessee.


The Sandhills Presbyterian Church is front and center stage this week with Executive Director Brittany Grider, Coordinator for Community Ministry and Elder Andy Wilkison.

The Aaron Grider Foundation’s history, vision and mission are discussed as well as the many service opportunities supported by the Foundation such as Habitat for Humanity, their Mission Trip to Acuna Mexico & The Sandhills Coalition.
The upcoming annual events are also highlighted.

Aaron Grider Foundation

17 year old Singer, Songwriter Musician Annelle Staal is our opening guest. This remarkably talented and focused Pinecrest High School senior has a wonderful story to tell about her passion, her hopes and her family. Her original songs and covers can be heard at

From a benefit concert that raised over $2000.00 for the Life Care Pregnancy Center to her “gigs” both locally and in Fla. & Ca., Annelle outlines her formulas, her vision, her hopes & dreams. Annelle is bright light in Moore County and a talented one at that. Her music is featured throughout the show.