Twenty-five years ago Edna, TX native teen Amber Leigh White left home with baby daughter Jordyn. She wrote “Easy Lovin’ You” about their journey (the song was recorded in 2003 by Chalee Tennison). The duo then headed to Nashville in 1994, joining fellow writers and performers like Blake Shelton in “The Young Writers” group.
Along the way Amber has written with Luke Bryan (You Make Me Want To) and The Voice finalist Gwen Sebastian (One Like That). She has played in Nashville’s Bluebird and Reba McEntire has said she’s her favorite demo singer.
Last year Amber released her first single, “Collide”, co-written with Josh Jenkins, lead singer from the band Green River Ordinance, and Nashville songwriter Phillip White.
“We were sitting around thinking about what would be a good subject for Lady Antebellum to sing about. I think the idea of crashing into love came up and then “Collide” came out along the way. We originally cut it for a guy but I decided to do a girl version and it became the choice for my first single.”
Amber’s latest single, “Float”, is off her new album Straight Lines. Think Little Big Town’s Pontoon. The upbeat track, co-written with Hali Hicks and Red Marlow, “captures a Texas summer day floating down the Frio.”
The album, Amber hopes, “inspires others who have experienced life’s highs and lows.” She plans to give away 10% of all the revenues from her music and merchandise sales to women-based charities to help others in need.