Angela Hacker is a country singer who first gained fame through winning Nashville Star, a country version of American Idol. She was born in 1978 in Muscle Shoals, AL. She grew up with three sisters and was shy as a child. When she was 13, she entered a singing contest at her school and claims that she "hasn't quit since." She struggled for the next 16 years with her singing career, but managed to get an audition on the fifth season of Nashville Star. She was selected to be one of the show's ten finalists and, throughout the competition, was perceived as the frontrunner. For the finale of the show, she was competing against her younger brother, Zac Hacker. In the end, Angela took the title and won a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. She recorded and released her debut album, The Winner Is..., on April 3, 2007. The album had no singles, since the point of the album was to be a retrospective of her time on the show. She is currently working on her second album, which will be a collaboration with her younger brother, Zac Hacker. She has one son, Bay Simpson, and resides in Florence, AL.