In my newest video interview, "Call Me Adam" chats live from New York City's famed Metropolitan Room with rising country music singer Amy Rose. Here we discuss her new single "Sunshine," (click here to purchase) being nominated for 4 International Music and Entertainment Association award nominations, and many other details of her life and career!
"A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet…" said Juliet, in Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet. The question is, would they sound as sweet as THIS Rose? Part down-home country girl, part sophisticated musical veteran and "Redneck Diva," 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 recent radio airplay, charting and awards, this Rose with the soaring vocal range and pop country sensibilities is on a journey to the world stage and beyond…THIS is the beginning!
Amy’s first two singles from her forthcoming third album, "I Just Want You To Know" and "(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck," both achieved international airplay on more than 300 stations, worldwide. In April 2013, "I Just Want You To Know" reached #9 on the New Music Weekly country chart, while "Party" eclipsed that mark reaching #6 in September 2013. The video for the latter also received more than 400,000 youtube views, while earning a spot on the Y’allwire Top 25 Most Viewed videos chart. Both singles received Music Row chart action, with "I Just Want You To Know" peaking at #85. In the meantime, Amy received a 2013 Ontario Country Music Association award nomination for Rising Star, three nominations and one award win in the 2013 Independent Country Music Association awards, and 4 nominations in the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association awards. Amy was also honored with a Barrie Cultural Grant. A win in the Sepoy Saloon Showdown led to an August 2013 opening slot for Big & Rich, in front of 15,000 people, at the Music In The Fields festival.
The release of "Sunshine," the third single from "The Beginning," 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. Produced by After Tuesday productions, "Sunshine" is already spinning on Canadian radio, and from the early reviews, it promises to be Amy’s biggest release, to date.
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.
Amy’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 2nd 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 "Redneck Diva’s" ear…
In the Summer of 2010, Amy began working with After Tuesday Productions, best known for their recent #1 iTunes album by Derek James Tilley. Earning Amy comparisons to contemporaries like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, "I Just Want You To Know" and "(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck," and "Sunshine" are just a preview of what lies ahead for this burgeoning vocal superstar. Remember, this is only the beginning…