Canadian songstress Amy Rose is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. She is said to be both “down-home country” and “sophisticated musical veteran” and “one of Ontario, Canada’s best-known secrets.” If Rose has her way though she may soon be racking up larger fan bases everywhere including here in L.A.
Rose says: “I have never had the chance to play L.A. yet, however it is definitely on the top of my list of places to play. I absolutely love L.A." Rose laughs adding unlike Vegas, “what happens in Los Angeles will be reported on TMZ the next day.”
Rose was raised in Ontario, Canada. She was singing at the age of 5. She first sang in public when she competed in a singing contest at a local fair. She also mastered the art of yodeling which earned her “the respect of Ontario’s country music community” and may very have been inspired in part by such performers as Patsy Cline.
Rose released her indie debut disc, One Special Girl, at the age of 13. The CD was successful enough to garner her gigs opening for Conway Twitty’s daughters Joni and Cathy Twitty as well as The Wilkinsons, Emerson Drive and High Valley.
2001 would witness the release of her sophomore work, The Last of the True Believers. This can actually still be located online and includes 3 tracks. It was popular enough to receive radio airplay and some said she was “one of Canada’s best young female artists.”
She would take “a brief hiatus from recording” in order to focus raising a family. Nevertheless, she still found time to perform at fundraisers and promotional events. Rose began working with After Tuesday Productions in the summer of 2010.
Her most recent recording follows the Euro release of “(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck” which Rose co-wrote with her producers. The Nashville-recorded single “I Just Want You To Know” is the first release off her upcoming third album. She’s back by Nashville notables: bassist Mark Prentice (Vince Gill, Keith Urban) fiddler Glen Duncan (Reba McEntire, Shania Twain) and keyboardist Mike Rojas (Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan) among others not noted in the single’s credits. Early reactions to the mid-tempo pop-country cover of the Backstreet Boys hit have earned her comparisons to such singers as Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.
Rose’s noteworthy cover version manages to make the song her own while still remaining relatively true to the track and it was named the “Most Added Single” at country radio, weekending October 26, 2012, according to New Music Weekly magazine. The track is currently positioned at number 92 on the CMG Radio Network chart, number 77 on the NMW Up and Coming Country chart topped off at number 1 on OnlyLyrics.com.
A tongue-in-cheek video is presently in rotation on CMT Canada and was also the top video on OnlyLyrics.com. Her previous music video--“Redneck Reunion”--debuted at number 21 in the Top 25 Most Watched Music Videos on Y’allwire.com. Her recent work seems to indicate that Rose’s true love is country music which may just be a life-long passion.
Rose is in high spirits concerning her new single. In fact, having already received international airplay with her new numbers, she seems ready to take on the world. Rose smiles and exclaims: “Watch out world because ‘I Just Want You To Know’ this redneck princess is refreshed, recharged and ready to kick some country butt!”
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