Amy Jack believes, “Music is the most powerful mover in the world” and she continues to prove that through the passion and conviction in her music produced by legend, Merle Haggard. Amy is a native of Sulphur, OK and currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. The Women of Country recently spoke with Amy to learn more about her journey from beginning as an Account Executive at iHeart Media to hearing her own songs played on radio.
Growing up on a ranch, Amy was your All American girl. She loved to ride horses, fish, work on the farm, and roam the pastures. Her mother was a music teacher, so Amy’s love for music began at the early age of 5. Amy certainly had many country music stars to look up to that also hailed from Oklahoma such as Reba, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and so many more. However, her favorite artist is Merle Haggard. Amy says, “I remember feeling like he was singing directly to me when I heard his songs. We met at one of his shows, became close friends, and soon crafted an album together. Merle was such an inspiration to me, and he was such a good friend; I’m so blessed to have him produce my debut album.”
After receiving a degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Oklahoma, she became an executive at iHeart Media. This allowed her to meet so many inspirational and successful people in the music industry. Her journey through life has allowed her to write meaningful songs of faith, love, family, spirituality, history and even patriotism. When people listen to her music, her goal is for them to feel happy and carefree in that moment. A talented singer and songwriter is one who is able to allow you to escape the moment and that is what Amy Jack does.
Amy’s advice to new artists is, “Listen to your inner convictions and faith. Dig into your motivations that are good and true and pure. Find how to express your story and you will be able to connect with others.” Specifically, for female artists, Amy speaks of the power of a woman in her songs, “Jack of All Trades” and “Got A Life To Catch.” These songs are dedicated to women who don’t take the traditional approach to life, and are able to prioritize their career all while wearing several different hats and fitting many different roles. She encourages readers to give new artists a chance, especially female artists who many have less opportunity. “New artists can really contribute towards the genre and can really drive the future of the industry.”
You can stream Amy Jack on any major streaming platform. Her website is AmyJackMusic.com.