About Amy Ames
Texas singer/songwriter Amy Ames’ songs are so catch even the barnyard critters dance along. Yes, she writes all her songs on her own.
Currently, Amy is on her World Tour joining France’s 2011 “Album of the Year” Winner of the Arrow, Jean-Luc Leroux. Today, the collaboration CD Amy worked on with Jean-Luc titled, “Songs on the Road” is nominated for an Arrow for Album of the Year 2016 in France making it Amy’s first nomination and Jean-Luc’s third.
Ames is in the middle of recording her 7th full album while on tour in France, Nashville and New Mexico with some of the most famous country players in the world. Besides, touring and working on her album, Amy has a country radio show, “Amy’s Corner,” at Radio Ritma Blue in New Caledonia that draws in over 45,000 listeners every Saturday at 4:00 PM.
Ames was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and graduated from Duluth East High School. She went on to college to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated cum laude. After graduating, she moved to Texas to live with her grandmother. Amy’s granny loved to sing at the local bars in the Rio Grande Valley and would take Amy along. It wasn’t long before a neighbor called Amy’s father and reported her for staying out till the cows came home with her grandma. Upon being shocked, her father insisted she move back to Minnesota! But it was too late. Amy was in love with a Texas man by the Rio Grande. They married and had a daughter and 2 sons.
Initially, Ames and her daughter, Jackie Martinez, started writing zany commercials together, which were later formed into songs. After writing songs and recording, Ames titled her first upbeat effort, You Bug Me, Honey!, which has earned her the crown of “Country Music’s Funniest Woman.” Her second project reflects on her own personal journey, All God's Children Living with Autism, which shares the joys and challenges of raising a child with autism. Her autistic son, Sam, started composing classical music at the age of 10 and is now finishing up his own classical music CD. Ames’ third CD, self titled Amy Ames, got the attention of Nashville by quickly moving to the No.1 position on the Global Americana Charts www.AirplayDirect.com last July.
Amy has had 11 hits on CMR’s Nashville Top 40, http://www.hotdisc.co.uk/charts1.htm which includes her big Swedish line dance song, "Bedroom Blues". Also, Amy's comical song, "Holy Balls" had the No. 1 spot on Country & Western Music Radio Show (CMA Member) Radio Beiaard 106.3 FM. Presented by Al Van Dam on Nov. 26, 2011. www.radiobeiaard.be/ To purchase this album go to: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amy-ames/id447451507 And just this week, Amy charted again at No. 38 www.hotdisc.net/charts1.htm with her song, 3 Boyfriends. Her other charted songs include: My Friend, New Life, Do Drop In, etc.