Nashville Recording Artist Amy Rose Set to Release "One of These Days"
Ever have a secret so good you are just bursting to tell somebody, anybody? Especially when the whole world will know soon enough anyway. Well, let's just say that Amy Rose's brand new single is that good. But, alas, the world cannot hear its goodness until "One of These Days" is officially released to radio on January 25, 2016. It is a good thing I can keep a secret and that you will not let it stop your excitement.
You have heard Amy Rose. You know how well she can handle a song, from the fast-paced dance tunes to the beautiful ballads. "One of These Days" does not disappoint. It is a hauntingly beautiful ballad about overcoming the loss of a loved one. Yet it is not a typical breakup song. This one is not about wallowing in self pity without a clue as to how to move on. This song skillfully encompasses both the sadness and the hope that comes from knowing that missing someone will get better in time.
And this woman, this woman. . .what will we do with her? She sings like an angel and has the mouth of a trucker. What can I say? She has a personality as big as both her heart and voice. This hilarious, talented, down-to-earth individual is multi-faceted and loved for it. She is authentically herself, jokes and all. A little color in life is a good thing, especially when shared. I was privileged to chat with her about the upcoming single and where she is career-wise. See what she had to say.
Interview with Singer Amy Rose
How did you land “One of These Days?”
Believe it or not, it was a LeAnn Rimes song. From time to time, I like to cover songs that others have done. Like “I Just Want You to Know”, which is a Backstreet Boys song, it was put on LeAnn’s album as a filler song. I remember listening to it in my early 20s and I loved the song. Carrie Underwood reminds me a lot of her, actually. Their voices are just incredible and I heard the song and just loved it. So, my producer sent me a couple of songs to listen to and I sent him “One of These Days.” He thought it would be good for me, so we played with the arrangement some to make it my own.
Who produced the song?
Dale Oliver. He is the Grammy award-winning producer who produced Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” and did the soundtrack for Chronicles of Narnia. He also does a lot with the WWE Wrestling live music. He’s also a former member of Blackhawk, knows Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and just about everyone in the business. So couldn’t believe I am working with him. I’m really excited, and he’s going to do the next single as well, “Put a Lime In It.”. We recorded it down in Nashville. He’s super awesome, down to earth. You’d think someone of that caliber would have chip on his shoulder, but he is such a great guy to work with.
The night before coming in to do the recording, Dale called to say he wanted to take me and my husband out to dinner before production stuff began. We went to a restaurant bar. I’d been working with the same producers for the last six years and when it comes to change, I don’t do well with it. I’ve had the same freakin’ hair style for the last ten years, if that says anything. I hate change, so it was a big step to change producers. I told Dale about it and wanted him to know how big of a step it was for me, but also that I realize change is part of the business sometimes. Other things came up in conversation, too. I was talking about how I don’t do my own backup, never had and things like that.
I rehearsed “One of These Days” before heading to Nashville to have it ready to go and to make sure it was my own song and not a replica of LeAnn’s. I’d been doing it for six weeks before going to Nashville. But I walk in to record the song the next day and he’s like “You wanna sit down for a second?” and he’s like, “So I’ve changed a couple of things in the song and I just want you to hear it the way that I hear it.” He’d completely changed the melody in the first part of the song and I was like, “Did you not hear what I said about not liking change!?” He looked at me and said, “That’s exactly why I didn't tell you last night.” (Laughs)
It was a huge change when he changed the intonation, the way the melody is and the rift. The lyrics are still the same, though. I had to do my own harmonies and had never ever done them before. I did my own background music and found out I’m apparently pretty good at it. He forced me to do things I normally wouldn't ever do. I’m thankful for that.
Will there be a radio tour for this single?
There will be one. I love doing radio tours. It puts you on a one on one basis with the radio stations and lets them see the personable side of you. I love shaking hands and thanking them for playing the song. Sometimes I make a good enough impression the single gets a higher rotation. We go into some stations playing our song once or twice a day and leave with it playing more often. Either they like that I’m crazy or just afraid of me so they add them to live rotation. (Laughs) Plus, it’s always cool to visit with actual host.
Tell us about your Nashville experience, please.
I love going to Nashville, but it’s always a whirlwind trip. It takes 13 to 14 hours to get there, maybe get some sleep before production meetings, sing some, sleep a little more if I’m lucky, then radio interviews and promoting before heading home. On these trips, 90% involves promoting through interview after interview. I counted one time doing 12 interviews in one week, not on a radio tour. On a radio tour, I do three stations a day for 7 days, with at least one a day being a live interview.
In between your Nashville trips?
My life is a country song. (Laughs) Sometimes I get up in the middle of the night to do interviews. Music is a full time job. I also have my family to take care of and another job to attend, but I’ve always said that if music ever interfered with my children, I would quit. Family is my first priority, though we’ve made it work so far. They know it makes me happy. I’m also blessed with family to help. I couldn’t do it without my wonderful, supportive husband and my mother who lives three blocks away from me. She helps get them off to school and when we need a little extra help. But if it ever came to the point where it affected my kids, I’d walk away.
How do you prepare for your interviews?
Let me tell you a story. I do a lot of my interviews at home, late at night after I’m home from work and have some free time. I did one at 10:00 at night, but I didn’t read the interview information that closely ahead of time. I knew it was a Skype interview, but I do a lot of those. I thought this one was just a typical phone call-type interview. It is cheaper than a normal phone call. It wasn’t. It was a video interview. So there I am, fresh out of the shower in a towel and with my hair in a towel, no makeup, looking totally unpresentable. (Laughs) I had to take a minute to fix myself. A little embarrassing.
Is there an album in the works?
A lot of people ask that, and it’s funny. Ten years ago i would say an album is definitely in the works. You had to have an album to follow a single. But, realistically, this day in age, people just go and buy a single on iTunes and things like that. I would love to do a full album, but right now just releasing singles and selling a shit load of them is the goal. (Laughs)
How can fans help?
Definitely by purchasing my music. Also by requesting the songs on radio stations. It’s going to be released in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. We’ve been doing incredibly awesome in Europe. The United States has been awesome too, but it would be really cool to get more radio play in U.S. and in Canada, considering I’m from Canada.(Laughs) Show some love to the redneck chick please.
It's out - You can listen now! Request it on your local radio station.
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