Family is everything to Amber. Love, support, guidance and inspiration—she finds all of these in the faces and hearts of the loved ones who surround her. Her family was always there for her growing up and she will always be thankful for that. She couldn’t have achieved the successes in her life without them along for the journey.
Amber was born in Peace River, AB, where she has many fond memories spending time on her grandparents’ farm, living the country life. She and her family traveled around quite a bit, moving to Clairmont, Blackfalds, and finally settling down in what Amber calls her hometown, Stony Plain, Alberta.
Growing up listening to country music, Amber —enjoying everything from Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Her mother was always a huge support, and is there for Amber every step of the way. “I don’t know if I ever would have pursued my passion for music without her,” Amber says. Her “mama” can still recall when Amber was three years old, grabbing hold of the TV remote and using it as a microphone, while she cheered her on from the sofa.
Whether it was singing songs around the kitchen table or snuggled around the campfire, music was always a huge part of family time and it was natural it would become the cornerstone of her life.
Amber remembers wearing out the first CD she ever owned. It was by the artist, Jewel, and it ignited a flame in her that never died—a burning wish to explore her own musicality. She began writing her own music; and launched onto the music scene. When she was ready, Amber entered the Global Country Star Search, placing in the Top 5 twice. She went on take first place at The Road to Big Valley Contest, and knew she’d found her second home—on stage, sharing her talent..
Amber still enjoys the country life and living on the land: hunting, fishing and quading on her acreage in Rich Valley, AB with her wonderful husband Preston, and beautiful son, Trace. Amber took a break from the music scene to allow herself to mature and find her true voice. With the release of her forthcoming EP “Holding On To A Memory” produced by the incomparable Russell Broom, it is safe to say that Amber has found her own place in country music. She has molded into the person she’s always wanted to be, and describes her journey so eloquently. “In the last five years, I’ve found my own sound. I’m in a happy place, and have the drive and ambition to follow through. I put my heart into everything I do. I know who I am, and who I want to be in the music industry, and life in general. I want to tell my stories through my songs, while maintaining humility and grace. I’m a woman with roots and wings. And my roots are planted firmly in country music.” She describes her music as more of a traditional Country with a splash of Blues and Rock.