Singer, flute player, songwriter, and guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California. The daughter of a colonel in the Marine Corps, Wilson and her family moved around a lot, before eventually settling in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA. Ann attended Interlake High School in Bellevue. In the early 70s, she joined the group, "White Heart". The band changed its named to "Hocus Pocus" before changing the name a third and final time to in 1974. "Heart" has recorded a handful of albums and enjoyed a steady succession of hit songs throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Wilson sung the duet, "Almost Paradise", with for the soundtrack of the hit movie, (1984); this song peaked at #7 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. Ann did another duet with lead singer on the song, "Surrender to Me", for the soundtrack of the film, (1988); this song went to #6 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. In 1986, Wilson did the solo single, "The Best Man in the World", for the soundtrack of the movie, (1986); alas, this particular song stalled at #61 on the US Billboard pop radio charts. In 1992, Ann sang vocals on the tracks, "Brother", "Am I Inside" and "Love Song", on the EP "Sap". Wilson and her sister, , started the recording studio, "Bad Animals", in the mid-90s. Moreover, Ann and Nancy formed the side band, "the Lovemongers"; this group contributed the song, "The Battle of Evermore", for the soundtrack of the motion picture, (1992), released a four-song EP, and recorded the album, "Whirlygig", in 1997. In 2007, Wilson released the solo album, "Hope & Glory", on the Rounder record label. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is the mother of two adopted children: daughter Marie and son Dustin.
Thousands watched Heart singer Ann Wilson sing the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers battled the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game Sunday on Fox. She’s also the same person everyone was talking about Sunday night after her rusty rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at CenturyLink Field in Washington state.