Photo Credit: www.melyssagphotography.netPart down-home country girl, part sophisticated musical veteran, Amy Rose has already earned a reputation for being one of Ontario, Canada’s best-known secrets. From her early years on small-town fair and festival stages, to her brand-new, Nashville-recorded single, Rose is on a journey to the world stage and beyond…THIS is the beginning!

Amy Rose grew up in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where she began her singing career at the age of 5. Her first public performance was in a singing contest at the Barrie Promenade Days, a local fair. A series of singing competitions followed, including her most memorable early moment: "It was at the Kinmount Fair," Amy recalls. "I had been the winner for the previous three years, when I was lucky enough to meet one of my local heroes, Jason McCoy (2001 CCMA Best Male Artist.)" It was also during this period that Amy was trained in, and mastered the art of yodeling, earning her the respect of Ontario’s country music community.

Photo Credit: www.melyssagphotography.netAmy’s first album, One Special Girl, was released independently, when she was 13. On the strength of this album, she landed a spot on Dorian Baxter’s Gospelenium Tour, opening for Joni and Cathy Twitty, the daughters of her then-idol, Conway Twitty. Other openers for The Wilkinsons, Emerson Drive and High Valley followed. Her second album, The Last of the True Believers, was released in 2001, receiving airplay, and earning her the reputation as one of Canada’s best young female artists. A brief hiatus from recording gave Amy the opportunity to raise a family with her husband; passing along the strong values that have always been an important part of her life. During this period, she continued to inspire live audiences by performing for fundraisers and promotional events, including those for Opry Orillia, Opry North, Penetangueshene Centennial Museum, and other Midland events. But, Nashville began to whisper in this northern girl’s ear…

Photo Credit: www.melyssagphotgraphy.netRecorded at Sony Tree Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, "I Just Want You To Know" is the new single from Amy’s forthcoming third album. The track, a pop-country cover of a song originally recorded by the Backstreet Boys, was produced by Glenn Coulson and Marty Beecroft of After Tuesday Productions, and it features some heavy-hitters on the Nashville studio scene: Mark Prentice, bass (Vince Gill, Keith Urban;) Glen Duncan, fiddle (Reba, Shania;) and Mike Rojas, keys (Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan,) among others. This mid-tempo gem is already receiving critical acclaim from the industry: Patrice Majors of Focus On The 615, gives it 5 out of 5 stars. It was the Most Added Single at country radio, weekending October 26, 2012, according to New Music Weekly magazine, and it is currently at #30 on the New Music Weekly Main Country Chart. It is also #130 on the Music Row Chart, #77 on the CMG Radio Network chart, and #1

"I Just Want You To Know" follows the European release of "(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck," a song that was co-written by Amy and her producers. A funny, tongue-in-cheek music video has already secured a spot in the rotation on CMT Canada, and it was recently the #1 music video on The video for "Redneck Reunion" also debuted in the Top 25 Most Watched Music Videos on Y’ (#21.) The track debuted at #7 on the Independent Music Network country chart, and it has received airplay in Netherlands, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Denmark, and of course, Canada.

Earning comparisons to contemporaries like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, "I Just Want You To Know" is just a preview of what lies ahead for this burgeoning vocal superstar.

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1. Who or what inspired you to become a singer? Growing up I would sing along to records of the great Pasty Cline, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Dolly Parton...These artist have definitely made an impact and showed me exactly the type of artist I want to be...

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I'm a huge fan of Dolly Parton, so she is definitely on the top of my list of people I would love to work with.

Amy Rose singing at Kempenfest3. You have been singing since you were 5 years old, releasing your first album, "One Special Girl," at age 13. What was it like to release an album at such a young age? Honestly I remember it being so nerve racking and exciting at the same time because this was something I had dreamed about doing from the time I was 5, so to have that opportunity to cut an album, I was excited but nervous with thoughts of people not liking me or my sound....

4. You are getting ready to release your third album, which features your new single "I Just Want To Know You," originally recorded by The Backstreet Boys. What excites you about this upcoming release? How did you come to record "I Just Want To Know You"? What do you identify with most about the song? I get very excited at the opportunity to show that all songs can be "country-fied"..."I Just Want You To Know" was a great pop song and I wanted to show people that it could be a great country song as well... :)

As much as I would love to take credit on picking "I Just Want You To Know" to cover, the truth is I had nothing to do with this...A very good friend of mine Jessica is a huge BSB fan and had brought this song to me a few years back and said Amy I think this would make a killer country song...I listened to the song and fell in love with it!!! When I started to work with my producers on this album, I showed them this song and they loved it too!!!

5. You took a brief hiatus from recording to start a family. What was it like to make this decision? Did you always know you would come back to music or were you wondering if once you had a family, you would stop recording completely? Stopping was never an option (Music is in my blood)...For me, I've known for a long time that I wanted to be a singer and I have worked extremly hard at it from such a young age but sometimes there comes a time in everybody's life when they need to just take a step back and breath...During my first pregnancy I was still doing shows right up to 2 weeks before my daughter was born, (cancelling one show because I went into labor). Making the decision to take a break from music was probably one of the hardest and easiest decisions ever made, however, I never really left music. During my "TIME OFF" I got to achieve one of my biggest accomplishments to date, becoming a Mom to three of the most incredible girls on earth all the while still performing smaller shows, working on possible recordings and trying to find that exact sound and style I wanted. To tell you the truth, I always knew I would stay with my music, but I just wasn't exactly sure how, until one day someone sat me down and gave me a heart to heart saying "Amy your wasting your talent by not showing the world what you were put on this earth to do"...(That heart to heart really made me realize how much I missed recording). I'm now refreshed, recharged and ready to show country music that this "Redneck Princess" is ready to kick some butt...

6. Now that you are older, what is like to record an album as opposed to when you were 13? How has your process changed, if at all? At the age of 13 I was new to this recording thing. My parents were also new. We had hired a management company and basically they had complete control of everything, from the songs I sang to what I was wearing for my shows. Over the years I have learned a lot about the industry. It is a very difficult one to navigate. Now that I am older, more experienced, (however still have lots to learn), I have come to realize that I needed to take more control. I guess that is my "A" type personality coming through. I started working with two of the most amazing producers Glenn Coulson and Marty Beecroft...From that we picked and wrote some amazing songs, went to Nashville, TN and worked with some of the best musicians in the industry, which was the start of where I am heading today.

7. How do you feel having a family has strengthened your career? Does having a family change the songs you choose to record? If so, how? Having a family has strengthened my heart and soul and has opened my eyes to further tackle anything to prove to my girls to "reach for the stars and be anything you want to be." I don't necessarily think my selection of songs have changed however my passion for life has changed since having a family and I now portray that emotion in the songs I sing...

8. What made you want to start writing your own music? What's your favorite part of the creative process in putting an album together? I wanted to investigate the inner me to create new songs for the country fans and knowing the type of songs that most people like to sing along with...My thoughts were why can't the fans walk around singing the songs that I have written??? LOL.

Photo Credit: www.melyssagphotography.net9. What have you learned about yourself from being a singer? I have learned that I'm a much stronger person then I give myself credit for because lets face it, there is a ton of amazing talent out there waiting to be discovered and at times this can be a cut throat industry meaning people are going to say things about you and some of them not so nice... As long as you stay true to yourself and believe in your craft you can achieve anything...

10. What's the best advice you've ever received? Don't let people break you because for every one person that doesn't want you to make it, there are 100 more out there that want you too...(Oh and always drink a ton of water because your vocals are like plants...) LOL.


11. Favorite way to spend your day off? I love spending anytime time I have off with my three incredible daughters and my amazing husband...

12. Favorite skin care product? I absolutely love the MARK beauty line from Avon...Make up, Face Creams and Hair Products, I love it all by MARK!!!

13. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? I feel that I already have super powers within my voice and with my accomplishments in life but having x-ray vision would be fantastic! LOL.

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