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Amber Lawrence is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her songs about Australia; it’s people and the things that matter to them. Amber just took home 3 of the most prestigious Golden Guitar awards at the 2018 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards!! APRA Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the year, for the song ‘Our Backyard’, a collaboration with Travis Collins. A former Qantas Airways employee, and Chartered Accountant, Amber risked it all in 2008 to pursue a career in music. The risk paid off in 2015 when Amber was awarded the iconic and prestigious ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award for her song ‘Superhero’, at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar awards – the highest accolade for country music in Australia. This was quickly followed up with the Country Music Channel 2015 ‘Female Artist of the Year’ Award. This was the first time in history that an artist has won both awards in one year. 2017 was an extremely busy year for Amber. She was asked by the American Australian Association to perform in New York to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Amber performed the anthemic song ‘100 Year Handshake’ in front of dignitaries and celebrities including President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Ambassador Joe Hockey, John Travolta and hundreds more. Amber wrote and recorded the commemorative song ‘100 Year Handshake’ for the event, which, as of March 2019 has been released as a single and video clip.
Amber was also extremely honored to receive an Australia Day Bronze Achievement Award for her contribution to War Veterans and their families, via her work with RSL DefenceCare.
In March Amber hit the road with fellow Golden Guitar award winner Catherine Britt on their ‘Love & Lies’ Tour of the country, highlighting the single “Cheers To the Girls”, the Golden Guitar nominated song from Amber’s album ‘Happy Ever After’. Not one to sit around with spare time, Amber has released two children’s albums in the past two years – the first ‘The Kid’s Gone Country’, was quickly followed up by her acclaimed Christmas release ‘Aussie Aussie Christmas’. These albums have filled a huge gap in the Australian country music market, and have seen Amber perform her ‘Kid’s Gone Country’ show Australia wide.
Amber is also a mentor to young artists in the Australian Music industry and has provided free entertainment and mentoring in over 300 schools Australia wide, as part of her ‘Be Your Own Superhero’program. Amber has a strong connection and affiliation with children, with her first children’s album “The Kid’s Gone Country” released with a number 1 iTunes hit (“My Big Mack Truck”), in May 2016.