SINGER/SONGWRITER - AMY HEARD
Amy Heard has performed all over the country in musical review shows, including three months at Playland in New York and six months on a cruise ship out of Maine (for Raymond Productions/ Nashville, Tennessee). Amy is pursuing a career as a professional singer/ songwriter and recording artist. She has performed in many fairs, festivals, clubs, special events and benefits, as well as guest appearances at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan and other venues, singing the American and Canadian National Anthems.
Amy has produced and recorded three CDs, the latest being a new single, "This Day". She will be releasing an LP entitled "Meant To Be", this winter. Both new releases feature a full rock band. Her first EP, pop/folk inspired "Sister To Sister", released in December 2003, was a production of songs written by her younger sister who was tragically killed in a car accident at age eighteen.
Heard's performances the past couple of years have begun to turn heads. This year, she gained 13 nominations at the 2005 Detroit Music Awards in Acoustic/Folk, Pop/Rock, and Christian/Gospel. Last year, after being nominated for seven awards, she walked away with awards for Outstanding Christian Vocalist and Outstanding Christian Songwriter.
Amy Heard grew up in the small town of Macomb, Illinois. She was placed under vocal instruction at Western Illinois University at the age of twelve, after her parents heard her unexpected solo in an eighth grade musical. She soon gained early acceptance into W.I.U., where she performed with the University Dance Theatre and the Summer Music Theatre, and continued to study voice and guitar, all while still in High School. The papers called her a "triple threat talent" and she was awarded "Best Actress" and "Best Vocal Performance" awards by the Thespian Society for her role as "Adelaide" in "Guys and Dolls".
After a transfer to Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Amy received a full tuition scholarship to perform with the Meadow Brook Estate, a professional, touring show choir.
As for Heard's plans for the future, she is seeking a record contract. "I hope to bring something new and refreshing to the music industry, something that will get people thinking about their direction in life", says Amy. "I don't believe in coincidence or luck, but I do believe in miracles. If I could play a role in just one of those miracles, I have lived a wonderful life."
Amy's Two Current CD's at CD BABY
Sweet Angel MP3
This Day MP3
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