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Amber Hayes is a musician who never stops. Just looking at her background you can tell this trait comes from a set of well lived experiences that pay off every time she takes the stage.

Born and raised in Weleetka, Oklahoma, Amber grew up listening to the iconic female country stars before her: Dolly, Reba and Barbara Mandrell. Their strong performances in any media in which they appeared made a strong impression on Amber as a little girl. So it should come as no surprise that the talented singer-songwriter is making strides today that follow a similar path to those trailblazing women before her.

Amber says, "Reba would play in Tulsa and Oklahoma City every year, and I would always go to both shows. It was a totalexperience, rather than just a concert, and that's something I want to give people in my career."

Amber was chosen byGlobemagazine as one of "America's Ten Most Beautiful Children" . She was also selected as a finalist for Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club". It was obvious from an early age that Amber had the skills for entertaining. She turned quite a few heads in her first serious venture into the world of theater. After getting cast for numerous roles at the local and regional level in 2008 she was cast as Kathy Twitty in the nationally touring Conway Twitty production,Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend. The Musical. Of that experience, Amber says, "Conway Twitty, and all the great traditionalists - I have such great respect for what they did. Musically, they built the road that led us to where we are today."

The critically acclaimed production effectively opened the doors to the young singer's Country music career. Between dates on the Conway tour, Amber was busy writing and recording her own material, unaware that those were the same songs that would eventually land on her debut album. After being scouted by labels at a sold-out show in Nashville, Amber signed her first record deal only weeks later.

The resulting album was 2010'sC'mon, a six song EP that emphasized Amber's traditionalist roots while still incorporating enough contemporary radio appeal to chart two Top 40 singles. "C'mon" and "Wait" both made a solid impression on the nationalMusicRow CountryBreakoutchart, and established a devoted fan base that admired her unique modern-traditionalist approach to making Country music. Legendary Nashville radio station WSM 650AM even hosted the officialC'monalbum release with a live broadcast and party at the iconic Station Inn music venue.

Much of 2011 was spent visiting radio stations and touring with Ty Herndon. Amber also got a taste of international touring with visits to Japan, China, Sweden, as well as military base Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.

In 2012, the folks producing the movie, Cowgirls N' Angels, contacted Amber about using her music for this major motion picture. The film starred James Cromwell, Bailee Madison, Frankie Faison and Jackson Rathbone, among others. This all-ages rodeo film shot in her home state of Oklahoma made making the decision to put her in front of the camera easy. As fate would have it, not only did three of Amber's songs appear in the movie and on the soundtrack ("C'mon," "Right As Rain," "Always There For Me"), but she also landed her first big-screen acting cameo, appearing in a scene with Richie McDonald of Country super group, Lonestar. The pair recorded a tender ballad titled "Always There For Me" and performed it together for one of the movie's pivotal scenes. Amber says the overall acting experience, which included several lines of dialogue, was a surreal one. She says, "That was definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done. The whole process was just so different from what I'm used to as a singer. Being on set and watching Bailee [Madison] rehearse the dance steps to my music was such a thrill. When I got there, she had 'C'mon' blasting in her trailer, and she was singing along, practicing her moves. She is so talented! And getting not only to sing, but also act alongside Richie McDonald is something I'll always cherish. I'm so grateful for the whole experience, really. It's a great, feel-good movie with a wonderful message and I'm just thankful I got to be a part of it."

With Amber's talent getting the wave of exposure with Cowgirls N' Angels it didn't take long for another career shoe to drop. The CW Network series Hart of Dixie picked up four of Amber's songs for its debut season. Five of the hit show's Season 1 episodes feature music from Amber, including her first two radio singles, "C'mon" and "Wait."

I mentioned earlier Amber isn't one of those people who likes to stay in one place professionally for too long. Even though it would have been easy to take a break and relax she was anxious to get back into the studio and record some of the songs she had been writing. The title song of her new EP, "Any Day Is A Good Day," stands out as the touchstone of her collection of songs. Written with her longtime guitarist/co-writer Bill DiLuigi and friend JP Williams, the track's positive, inspirational message not only serves as a captivating backdrop for her latest single, but also as a genuine reflection of Amber's outlook on the "big picture" items in life. She says, "You know, I knew we had something special when we finished writing this song, because it has that timeless message of hope to it. When I perform it at my shows, you can kind of just see it connecting with people. I've gotten so many comments from people about how this song touched them or brought them hope in all kinds of different ways. I like to think of it as a reminder that each day is a gift and not to take it for granted."

The songs on, Any Day Is A Good Day, are a great display of Amber's talent, outlook and insight. From the title track's positive message, you also get an example of Amber's respect for her musical influences with the song, Me and Loretta. She also gives you a bit of the rockin' workaholic with I Built This Wall with which some listeners can probably identify. The song, Suspicious, take a musically cynical look at what she thinks might be going on (or not) in her relationship. The songs 'Somewhere Out West' and 'Far, Far Away' give Amber the opportunity to paint expectant stories of dreams that live, for the time being, in her heart. With 'A Little While Longer' Amber asks you to stay as the world as her world is a better place with you in it. The seven tracks of 'Any Day Is A Good Day' are well worth a listen!