“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, 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, 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!
Recorded at Sony Tree Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, “(Redneck Reunion) Party Like a Redneck” is the first single from Amy’s forthcoming third album. The track, co-written by Amy and her producers Glenn Coulson and Marty Beecroft of After Tuesday Productions, 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 upbeat, foot-stomping single, already receiving Canadian radio airplay, is now set for worldwide release. A funny, tongue-in-cheek music video has secured a spot in the rotation on CMT Canada, and it was recently the #1 music video on OnlyLyrics.com. Critical acclaim for Amy and “Redneck Reunion” is starting to pour in from program directors around the world. Not too bad, for a girl from the Midlands area of Ontario.
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 northern girl’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. After many months of writing, recording and mixing, Amy has emerged with a piece of pure pop-country perfection. “(Redneck Reunion) Party Like a Redneck” is just a preview of what lies ahead for this burgeoning vocal superstar. A full-blown album production is underway, with an anticipated 2013 release date. So, take note: THIS Rose is only getting sweeter! Remember, this is only the beginning…
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