When Amy Corey was adopted from DaNang, Vietnam, she was given a chance at a life larger than she could ever imagine. At only 21 years old, Amy has survived the storms that life has thrown at her and is thriving in spite of them. Amy has taken her sufferings and turned them into motivation to launch her to success. Having established herself as a country music recording artist with a lengthy resume, we’d say she’s certainly on her way.
Raised in Ashland, Oregon, 8-year-old Amy quickly built a rapport with the man in her neighboring house, Ken Orsow. Ken was taught ‘Speech Level Singing’ by Seth Riggs himself. Ken then passed on his knowledge to Amy through vocal lessons for an entire decade.
Recognized now by Dolly Parton, and Thomas Gabriel Cash whom she has been able to share the stage with, along with heavy hitters in the songwriting community who have written for notable names including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and many more, Amy has been able to quickly learn from the best in the Nashville industry which she says has been “the biggest honor”.
In 2018 Amy released her first single “Stay Fierce”, an anthem that was the perfect presentation of Amy’s songwriting skills, vocals, and passion to make a difference in the world with her powerful story. It led her to sign to an Artist Development deal with Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells, which turned into a management deal in November of 2018.
Appearing in magazines, radio, and tv including Balcony TV Nashville and Today in Nashville, Amy has been noted as not only “one to watch” but “one to watch to make a difference”. In January of 2019, Amy announced that she is now the newest Holt International Ambassador for orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Though Amy was not adopted through Holt, Holt has always been a part of her life as she went to their adoptee camp for over a decade.
“Holt was such a big part of my life as I was growing up, and to now be able to give back and have them be a part of my career and my life is one of the biggest honors... I am so blessed to be a voice for these kids and adoptees... I take this role very seriously and I am so excited to see where this leads...”
On March 3rd, Amy released a three-song EP titled ‘Vol. 3’ now available on all streaming platforms. This honest and truly “Amy” record showcases her writing and sound on a brand new and exciting level that she has been holding in until now... Being known for her optimistic and positive look through her music, Amy admits she was nervous about some of the songs being about heartbreak but says it was “the biggest plot-twist” in her life and how she strives to be honest with her music as they are just true stories.
“I am very honest and open about everything in my life. I think it is the biggest honor and privilege to be able to write, sing and tell my story. So, I’m taking full advantage of that and I hope I can be there for anyone who has been through or is currently going through things I went through such as self-harm, addiction, depression, eating disorders, loss, adoption, & heartbreak... I had to be my own hero growing up and even though it got me here, I never want anyone else to have to go through that alone... I hope my story and music can be there for anyone who feels like they aren’t understood… I understand the worst of the worst but I choose to see the best of the best. And after everything, if someone like me can make it out, ANYONE can...”