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Don Amero


Singer-songwriter

Song – "Right Where I Wanna Be"
- (co-written with Jay Tooke) - Now playing...


Bio
On September 15, 2007, Don Amero walked off his job as a hardwood flooring installer and set out to pursue music full-time. In the past five years, he has released three albums that have generated two national awards and twelve nominations. He's toured the country from coast to coast, been invited to play festivals, asked to perform with symphony accompaniment, and appeared on national television concerts.

From the notoriously tough North End of Winnipeg, Amero faced his share of adversity growing up, with poverty, gangs, drugs and violence all around. Fortunately, his life was tempered by love, support, and faith in a Higher Power. Shaped and molded by his experiences, Amero’s music now carries both the depth of hardship and luminosity of hope. His message is one of encouragement and beauty, despite the harshness of the world.

Amero ’s desire to take a serious shot at music was ignited with the unexpected success of his debut album – fittingly called Change Your Life. Released in 2006, it garnered the No. 1 spot on the National Aboriginal Countdown and received seven nominations for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMAs). In 2009, Amero released his second album Deepening, which saw two more singles climb to No. 1 on the same chart, and earned him Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Male Artist of the Year at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and two more nominations at the APCMAs.

His third album, The Long Way Home, was released in 2010. It received great reviews from the media, and generated lots of excitement among fans. The country-flavoured first single "Right Where I Wanna Be" has been featured on radio stations across Canada, climbing the charts. This year, he's once again nominated – in four categories – at the APCMAs, held Nov. 3, 2011. The nominations are for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, Best Country CD, and Best Music Video. He's also up for Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and received two nods at the Native American Music Awards – for Best Folk Recording, and Debut Artist of the Year.


Website
www.donamero.com
www.myspace.com/donamero

Discography

The Long Way Home (2010)
Deepening (2009)
Change for Life (2006)

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