Amber Lawrence is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has had the most incredible start to 2015 by being awarded two major awards. The first of these, the iconic and prestigious ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award, at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar awards, was quickly followed up with the Country Music Channel ‘Female Oz Artist of the Year’ Award. This is the first time in history that a female artist has one both awards in one year.
Taking out ‘Female Artist of the Year’ is no mean feat, especially considering the caliber of her fellow nominees, who included Kasey Chambers and Lyn Bowtell.
Amber’s recent success comes off the back of the launch of her 4th album “Superheroes”. Superheroes 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 includes 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 the Anzac Day Football Match.
Amber has released 15 singles over the course of her career to-date that have either reached #1 or 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!