Amber Lawrence is an award-winning singer-songwriter like no other, who has just been awarded the prestigious ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award, at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar awards. Cruisin’ Country 2020 will be her tenth cruise – having being the only headliner to perform on every Cruisin’ Country voyage.
Taking out ‘Female Artist of the Year’ is no mean feat, especially considering the calibre of her fellow nominees, who included Kasey Chambers and Lyn Bowtel.
Amber’s recent success comes off the back of the launch of her 4th album “Superheroes”. Superhero debuted at number 3 on the ARIA Country Charts and was launched to a sold out crowd at Sydney’s iconic venue ‘The Basement’ in September 2014. Superheroes include the hit singles ‘Superhero’ and ‘The Lifesaver’ (which was also awarded Contemporary Lyric of the Year at the 2015 Bush Laureate Awards).
Selling out shows and converting people to her style of country music is nothing new for this Sydney city girl and former Qantas accountant. Her ability to engage audiences and tell stories has kept her on the road and working hard for the past 9 years.
In 2012, Amber launched ‘3’ her third album, loved by fans and critics alike, to a sold out Tamworth Capitol Theatre Audience. The second single from ‘3’ – ‘The Man Across The Street” saw Amber become a 2013 finalist for the Country Music Awards of Australia – ‘THE GOLDEN GUITARS’ for Female Artist of the Year, plus a finalist in the 2013 Bush Laureate Awards. And also saw her invited to perform for Australia’s Defence Force personnel in the Middle East, and perform the song in front of 40,000 people at them Anzac Day Football Match.
Amber has released 15 singles over the course of her career to date that have either reached #1or Top 5 on the Country Music Radio Chart and the CMC Video charts. She is the recipient of no less than 12 country music awards, 8 Golden Guitar nominations and two APRA nominations. Versatility being one of Amber’s traits, she has also hosted ABC Radio’s “Saturday Night Country” and the “Southern Star Independent Awards”.
She’s the winner of the “Telstra Horizon Award” (2010) and above all is well known for her fun and entertaining live shows!!
She’s played all the major festivals, including The Gympie Muster, Deni Ute Muster and CMC Rocks the Hunter and CMC ROCKS Queensland, has toured extensively and has one of the most loyal fan bases in the country!
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