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From Behind-the-Scenes to In the Spotlight: Get to Know Amy Jack

The country singer sat down with us to talk about her debut album, produced by Merle Haggard.

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Amy Jack is ready to show the world her real talents.

The Oklahoma native started in the music industry as an account executive at iHeartMedia and Cumulus, learning the ins and outs of the field before taking the leap to pursue her true passion.

Raised by family music teachers, Amy sings with ease and conviction. “Music is the most
powerful mover in the world,” she says. She describes her current single, “Bounce Back,” as a
song about our human triumph over adversities.”

To kick off the new decade, Jack released her debut album Introducing Amy Jack, which shows country fans her true colors through originally written songs and a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Got Lonely Too Early.” The record was also produced by Haggard in his home studio.

Celeb Secrets Country sat down with Amy to learn about her musical inspirations, her style, and what she wants fans to take away from listening to her original songs.

Keep reading for more and make sure to give Amy a follow on Instagram at @amyjack.music.

Celeb Secrets Country: You just released your debut album, Introducing Amy Jack. What was the inspiration behind the album?

Amy Jack: “My biggest inspiration for the album was to connect with people and tell my story. My debut album is so special to me because while I’m sharing my experiences with others, I’m still shaping my own voice and artistry. It was an incredible learning experience for me.”

CS Country: What did the writing room look like for this album? How did ideas spark for the songs?

AJ: “I always enjoy the writing process. I joined several Nashville songwriters to perfect the songs on this album. It was a learning curve for me to write with so many talented individuals and I really felt like my writing improved from the experience. I would usually come to a session with a couple of ideas and we would expand one or two into a song. I love writing lyrics, but sonically, the writers absolutely blew me away with their ideas and talents and together, we put something together that I’m very proud of.”

CS Country: How would you describe your music style?

AJ: “I grew up listening to traditional country, and I feel very inspired by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. My sound falls in the classic country style, and I think it’s a very timeless sound.”

CS Country: What message do you want fans to take away from your album?

AJ: “I want people to be able to listen to my music and connect with me and my story. I want them to reminisce on a memory that makes them happy and makes them forget about their worries for just a little bit.”

CS Country: Who are some of your biggest influences musically?

AJ: “I mentioned a couple of them earlier, but I really love Hank Williams, Reba, Dolly, Faith, and many more. These artists shaped my sound and really made a significant impact on my life. Music has always been my getaway from the worries and chaos in my life.”

CS Country: What is it like being a woman in country music? How have you seen the genre progress over the years?

AJ: “Females have become much less represented in country music, especially in the last few years, but some of my greatest influences were women growing up. It’s baffling that the incredible women of country aren’t getting the playtime that they deserve in this day in age, but a lot of corporations, like CMT, are actively making a difference by ensuring that female and male playtime is split equally. The activism and involvement is so inspiring to me.”

CS Country: What can fans look forward to in 2020?

AJ: “Hopefully more performances. I’m hoping to breakthrough to sports performances. I know the world is struggling right now, but I believe we will bounce back better than ever and I can’t wait to share my music when I am able to again.”

CS Country: Is there something that fans would be surprised to learn about you?

AJ: “I was raised on a farm, raising cattle and horses in Oklahoma, and I have a twin.”

 

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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