Amy was born in Paragould, Arkansas on April 28, 1974. By the time she was a teenager she was performing everywhere she could. She grew up on country music with influences from rock, gospel, and blues which colored the sound that eventually was to become so uniquely hers. At 14, she had the privilege to record with Sawyer Brown at Studio 19 in Nashville and at 16, with the group Exile in Kentucky.
Amy is petite, but has more voice and presence per square inch than you’d ever guess. Her memorable career is highlighted by performances alongside legendary entertainers like David Frizzell, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Restless Heart, Neal McCoy, Mel Tillis, Clint Black, Lee Ann Womack, plus many others.
Amy has been described as one of the most energetic entertainers of today, with a show that varies from traditional country to rockin’ original country songs to gospel, her favorite part of the show. Once you’ve seen her, you’ll be a fan!
Amy is expanding her following nationwide, performing numerous shows each year. In 2006, she self-produced “Cowboy Up!”, which reflects her full-bodied voice filled with sincerity and the energy felt in her live performance. Amy is enjoying her first nationwide radio release with duet partner David Frizzell on the critically acclaimed song “Why Wasn’t It Me”. Frizzell included this song on his newest project, “Frizzell and Friends”, a compilation of duets with some of the most legendary
voices in country music. The album received nine Grammy nominations and is topping charts in Europe. In 2008, the album won the European CMA’s Vocal Collaboration of the Year award.
Amy is looking forward to the future and where music will take her. This year is sure to be full of big things here in the U.S.A., Europe and South America. Most of all with God on her side her future looks very bright.
Amy & Bi-Mart
In March 2009 Amy and her band, Coltrane, signed on with Bi-Mart to be artist ambassadors for Bi-Mart at numerous sponsored events throughout the year. From fairs and festivals to community events and fund raisers you can catch Amy pitching in to make them entertaining, fun, and successful.
You can see Amy in her element as host, master of ceremonies, and entertainer the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, Oregon. The three day event showcases some of the best acts in the country at a venue that is as homegrown as country music.
Bi-Mart is proud to have Amy and her band be a part of our membership family!
“Amy Clawson is the next big thing in country music. She has the voice of an established superstar, and the soul of a pioneer. In each of the tracks on “The Woman I Am”, it is clear that Ms. Clawson is a force to be reckoned with on the country charts for decades to come, and it should be one heck of a ride. Not since Faith Hill’s “Take Me As I Am” album has a female country release packed so much punch. There is not a weak track throughout the album, and it is clear that Amy Clawson is a fan of music herself, as she made a point to not disappoint her listeners, creating a sound worth sharing for generations to come.”
Christopher Llewellyn Adams, Cashbox Magazine (Feb 03, 2010)
“By the time Amy had left her teenage years behind she had already recorded with Sawyer Brown and Exile and she had already charted with songs recorded in Nashville and toured as support to many major stars. It seems that the big deal with a major record company was always her elusive dream. In 2000 she recorded her first full album with David Frizzell as producer and writer of many of the songs. In 2006 her album “Cowboy Up” expanded her career and she was one of the guests on “Frizzell & Friends” which gave her “The Vocal Collaboration of the Year Award” in Europe with David.”
Gerry Ford, CMD Scotland and N. Ireland (Apr 01, 2010)