ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Amber Lawrence

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Amber Lawrence

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Amber Lawrence

Amber Lawrence is a multi-Golden Guitar winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her uplifting songs of self-belief, love, family and ordinary Australians.

2020 has seen Amber Lawrence launch her 6th studio album, Spark – with an ARIA Number 1 position on the Country charts and number 2 on the All Australian All Genre ARIA Charts on the week of debut.

Celebrating her recent wedding and introduction to motherhood, ‘Spark’ and it’s 10 songs perfectly represent a new chapter in Amber’s life, with a fun and energetic vibe interwoven with heartfelt ballads. The first single, Outrageous, was a Music Network and CMC Number 1, and the second most played song in Country Radio for the June 2019 quarter, proving the popularity behind the relatable message in the song. The Second single ‘Heart’ is a national top 5 hit and the inspiring message in this song is seeing it become a fan favourite. ‘Hell to Hallelujah’ – Amber’s jubilant love song, is the third single, with an October 2019 release and a fun but heartwarming video to go with it!
In 2018 Amber took home 3 of the most prestigious Golden Guitar awards at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards!! APRA Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the year, for the song ‘Our Backyard’, a collaboration with Travis Collins.
A former Qantas Airways employee, and Chartered Accountant, Amber risked it all in 2008 to pursue a career in music. The risk paid off in 2015 when Amber was awarded the iconic and prestigious ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award for her song ‘Superhero’, at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar awards – the highest accolade for country music in Australia. This was quickly followed up with the Country Music Channel 2015 ‘Female Artist of the Year’ Award. This was the first time in history that an artist has won both awards in one year.
Amber was also extremely honored to receive an Australia Day Bronze Achievement Award for her contribution to War Veterans and their families, via her work with RSL DefenceCare.
Not one to sit around with spare time, Amber has released two children’s albums in the past two years – the first ‘The Kid’s Gone Country’, was quickly followed up by her acclaimed Christmas release ‘Aussie Aussie Christmas’. These albums have filled a huge gap in the Australian country music market, and have seen Amber perform her ‘Kid’s Gone Country’ show Australia wide.
Amber is also one of the only artists to have performed on every Cruisin’ Country cruise since our first sailing in 2011! She is an integral part of our cruising family and long-time Ambassador for Choose Your Cruise. We are thrilled to welcome her back in 2021 for Super Cruise, where for the first time Cruisin’ Country and Rock the Boat will come together for 2 music festivals on the one incredible ship sailing from Sydney 23-30 November 2021.
For more information, visit https://www.supercruise2021.com.au/ or call Choose Your Cruise on 1300 247 371 and get on board today!

By Caitlin Manov

I am the Project Manager for Choose Your Cruise, and have been working for CYC since 2011! I have since had over 200 days at sea and love working in such a diverse work environment that combines music and travel. I also love to write, and you may even catch me around the ship interviewing some of your favourite acts on board. If you have a question you would like me to ask them, you can email me caitlin@chooseyourcruise.tv for the hard hitting questions!!
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