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- Alison Krauss, Amy Jennifer, Australian Country Music Academy, Certificate III, Certificate IV, Grace Emily Hotel, Keith Urban, Red Brick Music, Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift, Wheatsheaf Hotel
Some musicians become famous by accident overnight. Others work tirelessly towards their goals from a young age.
Country singer/songwriter Amy Jennifer found herself in the limelight in December of last year, when she was pulled up on stage by Keith Urban on the first night of his Australian tour.
“I was shocked but I was excited,” She said cheerfully. “I thought I better make the most of this opportunity.”
Amy sang the first track on her debut self-titled debut EP, ‘Closing that Door’, which gained both national and international media coverage.
Network Ten’s The Project, I Heart Radio and Entertainment Tonight Canada were the first to highlight the bright young singers new found celebrity.
“It was a little short-lived, but my friends were really excited for me. Everyone had already Snapchatted and shared it before I could even say anything.”
Now studying both the Certificate III and IV in Music Industry, the 17 year old singer/songwriter has shown a keen interest in progressing her music career. Having previously studied at The Australian Country Music Academy, Amy has already showcased her talents in Nashville; playing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in 2015.
A fan of Alison Krauss, Taylor Swift and Sara Bareilles, Amy Jennifer showcases her original songs with a confidence beyond her years in her recently released self-titled EP. Recorded at Red Brick Music by well-known country music artist and producer Anthony Stewart, the EP captures a blossoming adolescence and lessons learnt through personal growth and experience.
“These songs capture my life from twelve to sixteen – the first heartbreak, getting go and having the confidence to walk away from someone who you don’t think is good for you. There are also songs about the falling in love and how bittersweet it can all be.”
This year Amy performed a medley of her own songs with Adelaide Class of Cabaret Program at the Space Theatre in the Adelaide Festival Centre. She found this experience to be liberating. “It was amazing to meet so many like-minded teenagers like myself who had the same passions as me,” she said. “The performance was amazing because we got see all of our hard work unfold and we performed for our friends and family.”
Amy is also looking towards the future, with more gigs in mind playing around Adelaide’s welcoming folk and country music scene. “The Wheaty [Wheatsheaf Hotel] and Grace Emily are places I’ve only heard about, but would love to play. I hope to gain more performing experience so I can develop into an artist that can sell out arenas like Keith Urban did. But right now I really want to play the music I love for appreciative audiences.”
Amy Jennifer’s debut EP can be downloaded via iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Physical copies can also be purchased via her website here.