Anne E. DeChant is a Nashville recording artist originally from Avon Lake, Ohio. She is a 5-time winner of Cleveland's Singer-Songwriter of the Year and a 2020 Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalist and creator of "The 11:30 Bathroom Break".
DeChant is first and last a story-teller, an artist who writes with a shit-kicker urgency and sweet understanding of the people who stumble and keep keeping on. She's performed with Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Don Henry, Travis Meadows and a host of others. Anne E. was the selected local artist at Lilith Fair (Cleveland) and has delivered stand out shows in storied venues ranging from The Bluebird Café, The Bitter End, Evening Muse, The Alabama Country Music Hall of Fame to the Clinton White House.
Anne E. began her career as the dynamic lead singer of Cleveland fan favorite Odd Girl Out before becoming the powerhouse she is today with eleven independent studio album releases to her credit. Her masterfully crafted, poignant songs create worlds where her characters and their stories spring to life with a commanding voice and perfectly nuanced delivery.
DeChant’s signature song, “Girls and Airplanes,” is a tribute to those women who during WWII, walked through their front yard gate and went to work piloting planes. The anthem is featured on the soundtrack of the Hollywood film “The Hot Flashes,” starring Brooke Shields and Wanda Sykes, in the documentary “The Vetters: All We Needed”, is an archival addition to the Frontiers of Flight Museum's Collection (Love Field, Dallas TX) and in 2021, will be featured in an AED video for use by The National WASP Museum. DeChant's song, "Here I Am" is the Official Theme Song of The Transplant Games of America.