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About Colin Amey

Canadian singer/songwriter Colin Amey began turning heads with his performances when he was only three years old, singing at a local fair. Within two years his family settled in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, and before he had turned ten, the CBC program Journal made him the subject of one of its reports. The singer triumphed in talent competitions on a regular basis before he relocated with his family to Edmonton. There he performed during the Klondike Days festival beside such artists as k.d. lang, Ronnie Hawkins, and the Gatlin Brothers. When he was 15, Amey headed back to Ontario, where he sang in commercials and became a demo and studio singer. He has performed with such leading country artists as Shenandoah, Bryan White, Joe Diffie, Wade Hayes, Pirates of the Mississippi, Perfect Strangers, and the Wilkinsons, among others.

In 1990, "Gonna Last Forever" peaked at number 16 in Canada. Appearing at a charity performance for muscular dystrophy in 1996, he earned the Heartbeat Award as Best Songwriter, as well as another award as Best Performer. "I Wish She Was Mine," Amey's first single, was put out in the autumn of 1998. A number of award nominations followed, among them Outstanding New Male Artist in 1999 from the Big Country Awards, and Independent Male Artist that same year from the Canadian Country Music Awards.

"Could've Fooled Me" hit the airwaves in the spring of 1999, followed by "You're Crazy Too" that summer. An eponymous debut album made an appearance that same year. Amey penned all of the songs except for one collaboration with John Collins. The singer followed up with the album What My Heart Don't Know in 2000. He took home the Rising Star Award from the Ontario Country Performer's Fan Association that same year. His band Ransom consists of Wade Foster, Joel LeBreton, and Michael Hunt. ~ Linda Seida



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