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Juno affiliated performance House of Targ March 2017
Top Ten Ole Red Dot On The Spot Songwriters Competition2016
Diamonds in The Rough Showcase during the CCMAs 2016
Country Music Future Showcase during the CCMAs2016
CMAO Emerging Artist Showcase Spring Conference 2016
Top Ten Ottawa Idols in 2014
• Miss Teenage southeastern Ontario 2015/One of Top Three Most Talented Miss Teenage Canada
• Top 20 semi finalist Ontario Backroads Country Talent Search
• First single released and aired in 2014 "Letting it Go Tonight"
Amanda Jordan is a 21 year old country singer-songwriter, model and actress from Eastern Ontario. She began singing as early as two years old and by age five, was performing live for events in and around Ottawa.
Amanda writes and performs songs from the heart that address many issues. She has given her time and talent for many years to various charities and organizations. She has performed for the Brockville Palliative Care Telethon, the CTV Cheo-Sick Children's Telethon in Ottawa, and she produced a Youth Charity Talent Concert , inviting talented youth from the community to perform in the beautiful Station Theatre in Smiths Falls.
She was fortunate enough to have Tony Leadman, head of the Discovery Channel, co-host the event with her. The event was also captured by renowned photographer John Rowlands . The profits from her event went to "Free The Children", "Open Doors Mental Health", and Neil Doef, a young boy in the community who suffered a spinal injury during a hockey game. Neil participated in his wheelchair, as part of the summer Olympic Relay torch run where Amanda performed at the same time for the event. A very touching moment followed a couple of months later when Amanda came to Neil's door to give him the moneyraised for spinal cord injury during her Youth Charity Talent Concert. Neil showed his remarkable recovery and walked to the door to greet her.
Her songs for special causes have reached the hearts of many people. “Got Your Back” was written for a group of teens in Ottawa who suffer from Scoliosis. Amanda performs each year for their charity fundraiser in Ottawa.
After meeting Major Nick Nicolas, a 70 year old veteran, and supporter-fundraiser for the "Boots 4 Pups" charity organization, Amanda was compelled to write the song "Carry You". Boots 4 Pups train service dogs as companions for soldiers battling PTSD. "Carry You" is a trying story of these soldiers and their battle living with PTSD.
Amanda was crowned Miss South Eastern Ontario, and travelled to Toronto in the fall of 2015 to compete in the Miss Teen Canada Pageant. It's here where Amanda performed "Carry You" live as part of the talent portion of the competition which touched the hearts of many in the audience.
During a trip to Nashville, Amanda was fortunate to perform at several places including on the cable TV show "Nashville Spotlight", at the "Wild Wing Cafe" and at open mic night at the famous "Bluebird Cafe". While in Nashville she also filmed her first music video for her original song "Breathe Easy"
“Breathe Easy”, is a song about the importance of supporting friends when they are going through difficult times and struggling with mental illnesses such as depression. These again are important issues for Amanda that she advocates through her music. She also writes about the importance of healthy relationships in “Blindsided”, or the difficulties of moving on after relationships come to an end in her song "Letting It Go Tonight” , which became her leadoff single to Canadian radio in 2014.
Amanda's movie debut saw her cast as a singer in the movie "Killing Daddy", which is playing internationally on the Lifetime Channel . It was an honour at the time for 17 year old Amanda to have 2 of her songs featured in the film. She is also in the third year of production of the cable television show "Music Volume" as a co-host and is currently entertaining offers for other TV shows and voiceovers.
She continues to perform live in and around Eastern Ontario including an opening slot for Howie Hooper in May at the Grass Roots Festival in Ottawa. She was chosen to showcase at the 2016 Country Music of Ontario conference in Toronto and in the Diamonds in the Rough and Future's Country Showcase during the week of the CCMAs. She was also a top ten competitor in the Ole On The Spot Competiton and performed before the Ole judges on Sat at the CCMA week. She has been invited to perform at a Juno affiliated event at the House of Targ.
Amanda continues to write many songs and has recorded two new songs with CCMA producer of the year, Jason Barry. She hopes to release her next single in the summer of 2017. She has just returned from Nashville where she did a co-write with Tennille Arts.
Whether it be performing or writing, supporting special causes, or getting in front of the camera, Amanda Jordan is a treasure of talent that captures the hearts of many.