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Centre Stage with Amy Rose

“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! – Amy Rose

Your first and second albums were they produced in Canada?
Yes they were!!! My first album “One Special Girl” was produced in Wasaga Beach, ON and my second album “The Last Of The True Believers” was produced in my hometown of Midland, ON…

Your third album was produced in Nashville, how did it feel to record in Nashville?
Working on my third album has been an extreamly exciting time for me… I have always wanted to go to Nashville, TN the heart of country music to cut an album, so I ecstatically thrilled when I got the opportunity to do so… With this project it was a 50/50 split, meaning all instrumental tracks were done in Nashville, TN at Sony Tree Studio and the vocal tracks were done in Vaughan, ON at Richcroft Studio…

You stepped away from the industry for a bit to take time to raise a family, did it change your perspective of the music industry, did it refresh you?
There comes a time in everybody’s life when you really just need to take a step back and breath… I have always known that I wanted to be a singer and this is something that I have worked hard on from a very young age… I have got to perform at some amazing places and have meet some wonderful people along the way… Taking time off definitely gave me the insight that I needed to know what it truly takes to be an incredible artist… This also allowed me to start a family which has given me a different perspective on life itself… (I’m now a Mom to three of the most incredible girls on earth…) I’m now refreshed, recharged and ready to show country music that this “Redneck Princess” is ready to kick some butt… LOL

Your single “I Just Want You To Know” from your forthcoming third album, which is also the title track, is a pop-country cover of a song originally recorded by the Backstreet Boys, why did you choose that song to cover?
As much as I would love to take credit on picking “I Just Want You To Know” to cover, the truth is I had nothing to do with this… A very good friend of mine Jessica is a huge BSB fan and had brought this song to me a few years back and said Amy I think this would make a killer country song… I listened to the song and fell in love with it!!! When I started to work with my producers on this album, I showed them this song and they loved it too!!!

“(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck,” a funny, tongue-in-cheek song complete with the perfect redneck music video has garnered rotation on CMT Canada. Tell us a bit about how you came to write the song? Any inspiration behind the song?
This song is a product of my “REDNECK FAMILY” based on a statement that my Grandpa had said to one of my producers at my Sisters wedding…
My Sister was a huge fan of the boy band V.I.P. which my producers Glenn Coulson and Marty Beecroft were a part of in the early 90′s, so when she found out I was working with her childhood crushes she insisted anytime I would meet with them that she should come along… I always told her “NO” as I didn’t want her to embarrass me… LOL Finally I decided to surprise her with a duet from Glenn Coulson at her wedding and she went teen girl crazy… LOL After the song was done my Grandpa walked over to Glenn and said eh boy, your a pretty good singer but that Conway Twitty, now he is what you call an entertainer… After that Glenn said this is a song Amy and from there Glenn, Marty and Myself put pen to paper and wrote (Redneck Reunion) “Party Like A Redneck”…

You have opened for The Wilkinsons, Emerson Drive and High Valley quite an impressive list of Canadian Country Music artists, is there any one else you especially would be honored to share the stage with?
Over the years I have shared the stage with some amazing people. These artists were just starting their career’s when I shared the stage with them and now they have become house hold names… Canada has some amazing talent and these groups are no exception. I’m so very proud of and honored to say I had a chance to see them shine in the early part of there musical journey… One artist I would love to share a stage with is the “FABULOUS” Dolly Parton… (I Love her)

What are your summer plans? Any Canadian dates confirmed yet?
Lots of really cool things in the works for this summer, including some festival shows, a radio tour, the release of a new single titled “Sunshine” and a video in the works for spring 2013…

Favorite song/lyric/quote – Longtime favorite song is “Crazy” by Pasty Cline and current favorite song is “Pontoon” by Little Big Town
Favorite book/movie – favorite Movie is Dirty Dancing (Nobody puts baby in the corner) OMG I love it, I’m such a sap for romance… LOL
Favorite restaurant – Harvey’s all the way baby!!!
Favorite beauty product - I absolutely love the MARK beauty line from Avon… Make up, Face creams and Hair products, I love it all by MARK!!!
Favorite room in your house - I love my family room because this is where I can kick back, relax and spend some quality time with the people I love the most…

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