#CMchat is excited to announce Amber Hayes as our #CMchat #OneToWatch this week! We’ll be highlighting Up & Coming New Artists every Wednesday! I am hoping this will be a great way to recognize and introduce you to some amazing new artists!
Chosen by #CMchat Editor Scotty Bredin, “Amber has been working hard for her spot in the industry for years. I can’t wait to see how far she goes in the future. This is one act you will want to keep an eye on.”
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Country artist Amber Hayes is as gracious as she is talented. And considering Amber counts singer, songwriter, theater performer and actress among her credits as an entertainer, that says a lot.
Born and raised in tiny Weleetka, Oklahoma, Amber grew up idolizing the iconic female entertainers before her: Dolly, Reba and Barbara Mandrell. Their pioneering efforts, which extended far beyond the simple guise of “Country singer,” made a strong impression on Amber as a little girl. So it should come as no surprise that the talented singer-songwriter is making strides today that follow a similar path to those trailblazing women before her.
“Reba would play in Tulsa and Oklahoma City every year, and I would always go to both shows,“ Amber recalls. “It was a total experience, rather than just a concert, and that’s something I want to give people in my career.”
Chosen by Globe magazine as one of “America’s Ten Most Beautiful Children” and selected as a finalist for Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” it was evident from an early age that Amber had the looks and the talent for entertaining. Her first serious foray into the business was in theater, and after landing numerous gigs at the local and regional level, in 2008 she was cast as Kathy Twitty in the nationally touring Conway Twitty production, Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend… The Musical.
“Conway Twitty, and all the great traditionalists – I have such great respect for what they did. Musically, they built the road that led us to where we are today,” Amber acknowledges.
And though Amber was certainly proud of her budding acting career and the attention her debut release was garnering, she was also anxious to get back in the studio and record some of the new material she had been writing. One song in particular, titled “Any Day Is A Good Day,” seemed to stand out as the centerpiece of her newest batch of songs. Written with her longtime guitarist/co-writer Bill DiLuigi and friend JP Williams, the track’s positive, inspirational message not only serves as a captivating backdrop for her latest single, but also as a genuine reflection of Amber’s outlook on the “big picture” items in life.
Upcoming #CMchat Schedule:
10/28 #CMchat with Chase Rice
11/4 #CMchat with Phil Vassar
11/11 #CMchat with Ronnie Dunn
11/18 #CMchat with Lee Greenwood
11/25 #CMchat with American Young
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