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Artist of the Month: Amanda Jordan

Measured in both kilometers and miles, there’s a long strip of asphalt between Smiths Falls and Nashville and you’ll find Amanda Jordan at the south end of it. Like many Canadian country artists, she’s hooked up with talented locals to craft an impressive career path, attracting both the modern and traditional country listener. 2021 saw her two singles, “Pretty Girl” & “Love You To Pieces” amass over half a million streams collectively. Setting the stage for 2022, she finished the year strong, landing features on Spotify’s Best Country Songs of 2021 Canada and Fresh Finds Country: Best of 2021.  

But Amanda’s turning out more than music – a quick glance at some online data reveals her other life in acting. She was cast as a singer in the movie, Killing Daddy, with Elizabeth Gillies from Victorious. As part of a 2022 debut TV performance on ABC’s The Bachelor, she performed her single, “I Choose You” for Bachelor Clayton Echard on Episode 2 of Season 26. “When I first heard ‘I Choose You’, I was going through the most difficult breakup I’ve ever experienced. I was trying to convince myself it was for the best but couldn’t seem to move on. Listening to the song, I had this moment of ‘it’s him and there’s no one else I can spend my life with’ which made me love it even more, so I had to record it.” 2022 also saw the release of “Break Your Heart” and “Somebody’s Maybe”, firmly establishing the dynamics of love relationships as Amanda’s most fertile ground for inspiration. 

2023 is dawning bright for Amanda Jordan, as she’s a Final Nominee in the Rising Star category in this year’s CMAOntario Awards, to be held in Hamilton. She’s also a semi-finalist in Sirius XM’s Top of the Country. And dancing with the one that brung her, out now is Amanda’s latest, “What Else is New”. If you’ve ever run into an Ex and struggled with what to say, this song is for you. Amanda co-wrote this one with Rick Huckaby, who wrote Trace Adkins’ Top 20 single, “Muddy Water”, and the Top 20 single for Thomas Rhett, “Beer with Jesus”. 

Amanda is a big supporter of charities and has led fundraising efforts for Free The Children, Open Doors Mental Health, the Brockville Palliative Care Telethon, the CTV Cheo Sick Children’s Telethon and Boots For Pups – a charity organization that trains service dogs for soldiers with PTSD. 

Returning to her Eastern Ontario ‘hood this summer, you can catch Amanda at Ottawa’s Bluesfest this July. 

Try to keep up with Amanda Jordan at:
Website: https://www.amandajordanmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaJordanMusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandajordanmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amanda_t_jordan
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5UzX8YYER6nwjEoJjt6QCv
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/amanda-jordan/601377625
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIqNZ40HGbeGvOSx49U2sw 

// by Matt Ersnaught //


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