Today I received a press release about Amber Hayes. And it was was accompanied by a CD of her new single, Any Day is a Good Day. When I get a CD in the mail, I don’t usually sit on it. I listen the first chance I get. As for Amber’s new single, I’m glad I didn’t wait. And, I hope to hear this one on the radio soon. We need something on country radio that is country. This one is definitely more country than the ‘pop’ sound we’ve all grown to expect from artists like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum.
The message in this single really says what a little plaque on my desk says, it boils down to this: “Happiness doesn’t come from getting what you want, it comes from wanting what you have.” The lyrics could make a pessimist do a complete about-face, and become an instant optimist. “Got a roof above my head; shoes on my feet. Got air in my lungs, groceries in the pantry. So I guess I have to say, it’s a good day.”And if that’s not enough to get you feeling like what you have is more important than what you want, she goes on with this: “I don’t own a mansion, with a big old iron fence, may never make a million, that don’t worry me a bit – cause when the sun came up this morning, was enough to put a smile on my face, it’s a good day, oh any day is a good day.” There you go! The perfect song to make you feel good, if you don’t already feel good. And, the perfect song to tell you why you should always feel good!
Amber’s resume is impressive – including more than 125 visits to radio stations across the U.S.; national and international performances; appearances at sporting events; theater and film. Billboard picked her as one of the 10 to watch in 2013, I have to agree with Billboard on this one. Before I get to the press release, here is what Amber had to tell us about this great song.
Now, here is the press release about the single, Any Day is a Good Day.
A-OK Entertainment/GMV Nashville recording artist Amber Hayes has released her new single, “Any Day Is A Good Day" to Country radio.
The single is the first release off her new album, Any Day Is A Good Day, and is produced by Nashville-based producer Paul Compton. The song was co-written by Hayes, Bill DiLuigi and JP Williams.
“I was excited about this song from the moment we wrote it,” said Hayes. “It has such an encouraging message and people have been very responsive to the song’s optimism and brightness. Its uplifting in all the right ways.”
Robert Oermann (MusicRow Magazine) commented about the track, “Simply lovely. Her sweetly wistful singing voice is perfectly framed by an airy production and pristinely placed harmony vocals. Plus, it has a message to warm your soul. I could definitely get used to listening to this wafting through the radio speakers.”
To listen to “Any Day Is A Good Day,” click here.
2013 has already proven to be a busy one for the Oklahoma native. Billboard’s ‘The 615’ named Hayes as “One To Watch in 2013.” Her song, “Right As Rain,” is featured in the documentary film, “Music City USA” (view trailer here) and she recently opened up for one of her biggest musical influences, Reba McEntire, in Durant, Oklahoma. This past month, she entered into an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville-based talent agency and marketing firm Conway Entertainment Group.
Hayes first broke onto the Country music scene after her starring role as Kathy Twitty in the 2008 Conway Twitty musical, It’s Only Make Believe. She released her debut EP C’mon in 2010, landing two Top 40 singles (“C’mon,” “Wait”) on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. In 2012, the multi-talented performer starred in the major motion picture, “Cowgirls N’ Angels.” Three of her songs made it into the film, including her duet with Lonestar’s Richie McDonald, “Always There For Me.” Hayes’ music was also featured in four episodes of the hit CW television series, “Hart of Dixie.” In October 2012, she released her sophomore album, Any Day Is A Good Day, which is available at iTunes and Amazon.
I hope everyone will listen to this new song, let me know what you think. In addition to her website, you can follow her on Twitter @amberhayesmusic. You can visit her facebook page by clicking here, and be sure to “Like” it while you’re there!
I’ll be back with more soon!