Happy Wednesday! This week, our woman crush is singer/songwriter Amanda Sadler.
Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, Amanda Sadler is a breath of fresh air for the Canadian country music scene. Classically trained in both piano and vocals, Amanda has been performing since the age of five. With an angelic voice that surprises with a hint of edge, Amanda has a talent for creating moments both on stage and in her songwriting. She’s already captured the attention of Canadian Country radio and the industry alike, and it’s no wonder why.
Sadler released her self-penned debut EP The Light in August of 2015. Recorded in Nashville, TN, the EP features two radio singles, including the infectiously catchy “Nice Just Ain’t Your Colour,” which awarded Amanda a semi-finalist position in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. In 2016 Amanda was selected to showcase at the CCMA Country Music Week as part of the “Diamonds in the Rough” program, putting industry eyes and ears on her once again.
Amanda has recently taken the stage at notable gigs such as the YGK Craft Beer Fest, as well as a debut writer’s round alongside award-winning songwriter Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons). Sadler has also appeared as a feature artist in the Country 93.5 sponsored Country Music in the Park showcase. This year continues to be an exciting one for Sadler, having recently returned from a writing stint in Nashville, TN. Currently working with producer Dave “Dwave” Thomson (Lady Antebellum, Autumn Hill), she is excited to release some of her highly anticipated new music. Her newest radio single “Drop the needle down” just hit the airwaves last week, and we love it. Take a listen below:
Learn more about what make Amanda’s heart tick here, and keep up with her on social media below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Confidence – it’s magnetic.
What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
I’m such a foodie, so a first date at a new restaurant or an old favorite is always a hit. You could say I’m a bit chatty (…what an understatement), so a dinner date is a sure fire way to find out if there’s chemistry right from the get go.
I think the best dates come down to the person you’re with, rather than what you’re doing. Who knew that dinner, wine, and Yahtzee could be one for the books? (And yes, I kicked his ass.)
What’s your instant deal breaker?
A lack of ambition. I’ve always been of the mentality that if you want something badly enough, and you’re willing to work as hard as is necessary in order to make it happen, you can be and do anything you want. Someone with a similar mindset and a belief in big dreams is a must for me.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life, love shouldn’t be one of them.
Describe your love life in one word
For me: passionate. For my family and friends: entertaining.
Twitter: @AmandaSadler https://twitter.com/amandasadler