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You may not know who country singer/songwriter Amy Dalley is. After several singles hitting the low-end of the charts, with her highest single, "Men Don't Change," charted at No. 23, and her former label, Curb Records, rejecting her album in result, Dalley took her exit and traveled down indie ave. and began self-releasing.
In 2009 she joined her husband, Jack Sizemore (an experienced guitarist, engineer and writing partner), in releasing her debut It's Time on her own label, Madjack Records. Lo behold, three years after that prophetic song, March 26, 2012, it was time for Dalley to released her 12-track album Coming Out of the Pain with Rock Ridge Music.
With a concoction of country, pop, and rock the album possess a sense of artistry we do not get now of days from artist. Many artists today sing songs for the heck of it with no attachment. With combinations of cohesive syntax in each song, it is evident Amy is in an intimate relationship with this album as it expresses from the deep seat of her heart.
In her coming out, she lays herself on the each track so transparent with every song having "its own little story" assigned to it. Hence, "one finger shy from the peace sign", inspired by a conversation between her and a friend who had just came out of a relationship.
About “Bottle it Up” being inspired by her two kids, 13-year-old Madeline and 3-year-old Jackson, Amy says, “So I was looking at him one day and thinking, “I know it’s gonna go by fast and I wish I could keep him this little and this cute.” So that’s kinda where all that came from. At the same time, some friends were getting married and they were going to Hawaii. It was going to be just them and their parents. It would be time you could never return to. Even if you went there a million times, it would never be like your wedding day. I was thinking they need to kind of bottle up all that time, too.”
Though Amy is not one of the highest ranking country singers out there, don’t sleep on her vocal skills and lyrical ability mixed with witty humor. Fans have been giving this rising country singer’s latest CD five stars on sites like amazon and averaging in 4.5 stars on iTunes.
“Bottle It Up”