Featured Artist of the Week – Amber Digby

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Bio:

Amber Digby is an artist who is climbing to the top of her game in the country music business. This gifted young woman is a pure natural on stage and her vocals portray a wisdom and maturity way beyond her years.

She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee by two talented parents who were already working in the music industry. With her large musical family behind her, it is safe to say that Amber literally grew up on stage. Her mother was a harmony singer with Connie Smith, and her father played bass for Loretta Lynn for almost twenty years.

Amber started singing with bands in clubs at the age of fifteen. She was a featured female vocalist with the Missouri based bands, Prairie Wind and Livewire. In 1997, she performed at the Tulsa Bluegrass festival, and the Tulsa Channel 8 talent show. She also sang at the Iowa State Rodeo in 1998. Amber recorded her first demo, featuring four songs, in Branson, Missouri at Branson Studio. It featured musicians from the Moe Bandy and Mel Tillis road shows. In addition, was produced by her step-dad and famed steel guitarist Dicky Overbey.

She recorded her first CD, entitled “Music from the Honky Tonks” in 2002 in Austin, Texas. Amber Digby and Justin Trevino produced this masterpiece. It was released independently and later picked up. This CD has received attention from all over the world selling worldwide and creating an overwhelming fan base. It took her on her first international tour playing the Furuvik Country Festival in Furuvik, Sweden, Planica Slovinia, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia. “Music from the Honky Tonks” has maintained a spot at the top of numerous charts on FM and internet radio stations for two plus years.

Her latest CD, entitled “Here Come the Teardrops” was released on June 1st of 2006. Produced by Justin Trevino and recorded at Justin Trevino Studios in Martindale, Texas. The Musicians on “Here Come The Teardrops”: Justin Trevino- Rhythm guitar, Jake Hooker- Bass, Dicky Overbey- Steel guitar and Dobro, Jim Loessberg- Drums, Ronnie Huckabee- Piano, Bobby Flores- Fiddle, Dave Biller- Lead guitar, Leona Williams, Justin Trevino, and Amber Digby– Harmony vocals. It is quite an impressive follow up taking her back over seas to play the Skjak Country Festival in Skjak, Norway and the Ydre Country Festival in Ydre, Sweden. Since the CD’s release, it has been selling worldwide and generating some serious buzz amongst musicians and the upper circles of the industry as well. Amber was also nominated for Female vocalist of the year 2006 by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA). By the readers of the Scandinavian magazine, Kountry Korall, she was recently voted “Female Artist of the Year”, along with her latest CD, ‘Here Come the Teardrops’ being voted “International Album Of The Year”.

Amber Digby is truly one of the most refreshing country artists out today. She has already established a place for herself with the best. Her beautifully honest vocals and understanding of her talent will disarm you and astound you. She is not one to miss…her future is bright, and she is clearly here to stay!

Interview:

TRD: Who do you consider your influences?

AD: Just to name a few….Ronnie Milsap, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, & Connie Smith…there are many more, tho.

TRD: What was your first Gig?

AD: I think it was somewhere in Arkansas with a band I use to sing with. Let’s clarify…it was my FIRST gig…NOT MY FAVORITE!! hehe

TRD: What groups or singers do you listen to now?

AD: I listen to a variety, actually….Ronnie Milsap, Conway, Emmy Lou Harris…to name a few.

TRD: What is your favorite venue you have performed at? Why?

AD: The Ryman Auditorium….Because it doesn’t get any sweeter than that!!!

TRD: If you could perform only 1 more show, anywhere in the world, where would you want to play? Why?

AD: Carnegie Hall…NYC….Isn’t that every artists dream to play there!??

TRD: What is your favorite song you have recorded? Why?

AD: “If You Were Me”…so far…

TRD: When you’re not performing what do you like to do with your spare time?

AD: Spend time with family.

TRD: If you could perform with any other artist, who would you like to share the stage with? Why?

AD: Willie Nelson….I can’t think of any artist who would be more fun or more inspiring to work with!!!

Discography:

  • Music from the Honky Tonks
  • Here Come The Teardrops

Tour:

  • 7/28/2007 – Spurs – Magnolia, TX
  • 7/29/2007 – Continental Club – Austin, TX
  • 8/9/2007 – Continental Club – Austin, TX
  • 8/11/2007 – Coachman Club -San Angelo, TX
  • 8/17/2007 – Ginny’s Little Longhorn – Austin, TX
  • 8/18/2007 – Spurs – Magnolia, TX

Enjoy! And check back next week when our featured artist is the Tres Womack

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Published in: on July 22, 2007 at 8:03 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. amber you are super……….and your parents had some
    great influence from great artists….connie smith has always been one of my favorites,nd of course loretta lynn……….thanks for keeping the traditional sound
    with steel and fiddle……….i can’t say enough about
    your producers…..justin trevino is awesome and there are others in your area…..tony booth is one too

    take care dave from minnesota


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