Amanda Winter Music



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Every once and awhile you hear an artist that makes you stop and say “WOW! Where did that come from?” From a tender young age, Amanda Winter has been wowing audiences with her small size and larger-than life vocals. Born and raised in the heartland of central Nebraska, she grew up loving and living her life around country music. Her sound and style are ranged from the power vocals of Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride to the heartfelt ballads of Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt. Although she excels in the modern country world, her music will always have an added effect of the roots of the great traditional country music that she grew up on. Amanda’s musical influences range a wide variety of the great artists of the 80s and 90s, including her lifetime hero Reba McEntire.

Amanda Winter was born as Amanda Jane Peery in May of 1987 and rumor has it that she came out with a microphone in her hand. She started singing in church at a very young age and joined the Nebraska Country Music Foundation at the age of 9, where she began the road on her dream of having a career in the music business. It was in 1997 that she won her first top amateur award with the foundation in Hastings, Nebraska. As an elementary student she would write about becoming a singer, and through the years she never strayed from that. Amanda attended school at Sutton Public for the entire duration of her education where she performed in numerous concerts, show choir events, musicals, ballgames and talent competitions. After high school she re-located to Hastings, Nebraska where she became an active community member performing for various fairs, rodeos, Chamber events and more.

Her career highlights include winning the Cottonwood’s Got Talent competition in 2009, becoming the Top Professional Female Vocalist with the NCMF in 2010 and being awarded the top prize in the Galaxy of Stars competition at the Nebraska State Fair in 2010. She released her first demo album in December of 2010, a Christmas album composited of 5 of her favorite Christmas hymns. “Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, it’s just natural that it would be my first CD” she said. Her album making continued in May of 2012 when she released “Amanda Winter—Red, White and Blue” produced by Ware House Productions in Omaha, Nebraska. This patriotic album includes 7 heartfelt American tribute songs and one bonus single. “When I was thinking about making another CD for my fans to listen to, I tried to come up with something that everyone would love no matter what kind of genre of music you listen to, that’s when I knew I had to do an album of patriotic music”.

Amanda is a huge supporter of the United States Military, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers & Big Sisters program and the Health & Human Services Foster Care System. Growing up herself as a foster child, she continues to be an activist for children everywhere, and hopes to be living proof that it doesn’t matter where you come from, that you can achieve it all if you work hard and dream big. It wasn’t until she was in her early 20s that she found the people who became her family, which helps prove Amanda’s favorite saying that the best things in life are worth waiting for. Through all the ups and downs in this journey, Amanda knows that she wouldn’t be where she is today without all the love and support of her amazing family, friends and the community members standing behind her.

In May of 2013, Amanda took the next steps to expanding her music career and recorded her first original single that she helped co-write “Little Girl…Big Dream” in Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after turning 26, she knew it was time to take the plunge now or never and move to Nashville. In July of 2013 she loaded up just what would fit in her car, along with her saved waitress tips and donations from family and friends and headed south for the next part of her life. Each and every day she is thankful for this amazing dream and the people standing behind her, and says that she can’t wait to see what life has in store for her next. Amanda continues to be a testament to the fact that she doesn’t dare let the sky be the limit. Her life is much like the quote by English novelist George Eliot that says “It’s never too late to be what you might have been”.