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Amanda Nagurney

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Our guest today is upcoming Country music artist Amanda Nagurney. You will hear some of her music as well as learn about Amanda's story as she begins her rise to the top of the charts. This interview is part of our local musician segment.

Amanda Nagurney, 21 year old singer, songwriter and musician is in the process of finalizing her album "So Full of Country". She began listening to country music at a very young age and by the age of seven realized her passion of singing and performing. While on a trip to Nashville, Amanda toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and recorded at the famous Ryman Auditorium. It was here as she learned the history of country music and found this is where her heart lies.

Amanda recorded her debut album, "Gettin' Out Of This Town" at Soundshop Studios in Nashville, TN. Amanda has sung the National Anthem for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, World's Toughest Rodeo and the Buffalo Bisons. Amanda continues to sing in a variety of venues, including festivals, nightclubs and fairs. She has opened for many Nashville Recording Artists such as Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Sammy Kershaw, The John Corbett Band, Locash Cowboys, Gavin Degraw and Miranda Lambert. Amanda enjoys giving back and doing charity work. Amanda was recently requested to sing the National Anthem at Louisville Slugger Field for USA Cares. Amanda has performed for many charities including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Connecticut Street Armory, Fort Drum in Watertown, Woman & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Jim Kelly's Hunter's Hope, The Red Cross, Make A Wish Foundation, and many others. At the present time, Amanda is part of a collaboration CD and project titled "IN REMEMBRANCE". USA Cares is a large corporation involved in the project which exists to provide military families with financial support and other critical resources in their time of need. Resulting from this, Amanda will be appearing on several TV and radio shows and will soon have a large concert tour throughout the United States.

For the second consecutive year Amanda has been nominated as Best Female Vocalist and in 2009 Best Acoustic Duo in the Buffalo Music Awards. Her popularity continued into 2009 by making the "Top 30" week after week, month after month on the "Independent Music Network" radio. By the end of January 2009, she made the Number 1 and Number 2 spots on the charts in both the country and mainstream categories. Amanda's original song, "Gettin' Out Of This Town" made it to Number 3 on the country music charts in Spain, right ahead of Chuck Wicks and Blake Shelton. She was voted next rising star in Music Rising Star Magazine.Adding to her continued success, Amanda's music video was aired in parts of the country on the AFN Country Network. Amanda is gearing up and eagerly awaiting her upcoming tour which kicks off October 18, 2009 along with Global Alliance and USA Cares. The tour ends April 18, 2010 in Dollywood Theme Park.

In addition to her many talents on stage, Amanda enjoys songwriting and playing her guitar. She continues to perform live shows and actively getting involved with outside vocal projects and events. The spotlight is not the only thing shining while Amada is on stage. With her many years of experience, her determination, drive and her love and passion for performing, Amanda brings excitement and enthusiasm to any stage she steps onto.

"What I really love about music is begin able to express myself to others in a special way and reaching them through performing, singing and songwriting." ~ Amanda Nagurney

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