She is one of the most successful female Australian songwriters of her generation with her songs being streamed in the billions, sales in the millions and now Amy Sheppard can add bona fide country music superstar to that list. Amy launches the next chapter of her country music career with the release of the new single, Overthinking which is out today.
The single is the first to be lifted from Amy’s debut full-length album, which is slated for release in 2024.
Says Amy: “Overthinking is my biggest and boldest single to date; it’s country but with a big serve of pop-rock swirled in the mix. I continue to be inspired by my music heroes – The Chicks, Taylor, Shania and Maren Morris, and I wanted to write a song that was equal parts heartbreak and belt out in the car with your friends.”
In the first 18 months of her solo country music career, Amy has amassed four Top 3 hits on the Australian country airplay chart and was the most played Australian female artist on country radio in 2022-23, released the debut EP, Nothing But Wild, which reached #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album chart and released a collaboration with US vocal supergroup Home Free and Travis Collins.
Following the success of her first release, Amy has once again teamed up with powerhouse songwriters, Lindsay Rimes (Kylie Minogue, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini) and Phil Barton (Lee Brice, The McClymonts) with Rimes producing the track in Nashville.
Amy and her siblings and Sheppard bandmates, George and Emma, recently announced that they will be permanently relocating to Nashville in October 2023, to allow them the chance to record and tour North America and Europe with greater ease.
In addition to her music, Amy is a national spokesperson for body positivity, launching her Kiss My Fat Ass campaign in 2019. She features in the acclaimed documentary Embrace Kids, directed by 2023 Australian of the Year, Taryn Brumfitt, and is regularly called upon to discuss her own journey with self-image, acceptance and fitting in on social media.