OVER 60 DOWNLOADS IN ONE DAY! (and it's not even released)
Amy has had 2 previous albums with over 200 downloads in the 1st week! 11 of her songs on the Hotdisc Top 40 Charts.
Ames started her rise in the music industry in 2011 with her song, “No Beer Here,” being picked up and played by over 1,000 main radio stations around the globe holding the No. 1 position for the most radio downloads on the Global Americana Charts at AirplayDirect.com in July of 2011. She then followed it up in 2013 with her 5th album, "Do Drop In." After that in 2014, Ames recorded her 6th album consisting of songs that she wrote the English lyrics with twice nominated “Album of the Year,” Jean-Luc Leroux at the legendary Burn’s Recording Studio in Nashville.
Ames just finished recording her 7th studio album titled, "On My Way," produced by Jean-Luc Leroux. It is set to be released in early 2018. Of the 12 songs on the CD, Amy wrote 9 herself, co-wrote 2 with Jean-Luc Leroux and covered 1 song from Australian Singer/Songwriter, Bridge Kirkcaldy. It was truly amazing watching her in the Nashville Recording studio singing her comedy songs and then doing a total 180 to a serious emotional song. Very few artists in the music world have that ability to make you laugh and cry at the same time as Amy can do.
Currently, Amy is finishing up an amazing “Northbound Train World Tour” in The South Pacific where she was featured on several Prime Time TV Shows. Coming up in 2018, Amy has her CD Nashville Release Party set for February with the Legendary George Hamilton on the Viva Nashvegas Show in Franklin, TN. Then Ames goes back out on her ambitious "World Tour" that includes more stops to her already busy schedule.
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 **** 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 she raised a step-daughter along with her two 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 in July of 2011 with the most radio downloads. She then followed with her fourth CD titled, “Do Drop In.”
Amy has had 11 hit songs on The CMR’s Nashville Top 40 hosted by Stuart Cameron which includes her popular Swedish line dance tune, “Bedroom Blues,” that earned her her first major royalty check. Ames entered the CMR Hotdisc Top 40 Charts for the 1st time with her song, “No Beer Here” on Sept, 28, 2011 at No. 38 and moved up to No. 27 on Oct. 2, 2011. The following month on Nov. 6, 2011, she again entered the charts at No. 28 with “Bedroom Blues,” and it peeked at No. 21. Three other songs entered the charts in 2012 with limited success: 3 Boyfriends, I Love Beer Bellies and Woke Up in Alaska. Then in April of 2013 Amy leaped onto the charts entering at No. 14 with “Do Drop In” where it stayed for 8 continuous weeks. Another of her catchy tongue and cheek songs, “Love Handles,” followed for 7 weeks peeking at No. 17. Then at the start of 2014 Ames had her biggest hit to date on the Top 40 with “My Friend.” “My Friend” stayed on the charts from Jan. 12, 12014 to Mar. 2, 2014. It was followed by “New Life” for 4 weeks after that.
Also on the European Charts, 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 and followed it with her Christmas song, “Santa’s Littlest Elf (Has Autism)” at No. 5 on Dec. 5th, 2011.
The Late Great Robert K. Oermann describes Amy Ames so well, "It's nice to know that country hasn't forgotten its sense of humor And, trust me, you have GOT to listen... It is a complete hoot." Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine.
Texas singer/songwriter Amy Ames’ songs are so catchy even the barnyard critters dance along. Yes, she writes her own songs and is known as a “Female Ray Stevens,” and as the “Queen of Tongue and Cheek” due to the witty and cleaver ways she writes the lyrics in her songs, according to Amy Nicole Smith of RGV Magazine.