Amy Nelson puts a whole new spin on falling in love with her new single Trippin’ — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song is all about the ups and downs of falling for someone new,” says Nelson. “It’s clumsy, it can be messy, and it’s 100% me. … I don’t really fall in love gracefully, I generally trip over my own feet.”
Trippin’ was co-written by Canadian country hitmakers and multiple award-winners Madeline Merlo and Patricia Conroy, along with Dave “Dwave” Thomson and Tina Gemza. The minute she heard the song, Nelson knew it was telling her story and headed into the studio to record it with multi-platinum, multi-award-winning Canadian producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, Jim Cuddy, Brett Kissel). “This song was written by four amazing writers, but it sounds so much like me that it’s like I was in the room with them,” explains the 44-time (yes, 44-time) Saskatchewan Country Music Awards nominee.
Shot in Nelson’s hometown of Regina, the video for Trippin’ adds a ton of visual lovability to the tune. At least one of the local filming locations, which includes a vintage clothing store and a bowling alley, has a very personal connection for the Saskatchewan-born singer-songwriter. “It was so fun to film. We had two great actors and we even shot the dance scene at my own studio where I run my music school for kids.”
A former high school music teacher, Nelson has become one of the crown jewels in Saskatchewan’s music scene. In more ways than one. In 2011, she opened a music school called Sing Like A STAR, where she has taught over 3,000 children to confidently follow their own artistic dreams. From 2011-’18, she also served on SaskMusic’s board of directors, playing an instrumental role in advancing the province’s music industry.
In 2019, her third and most recent album Good Intentions was voted the No. 2 Best Album in Saskatchewan. She won the Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase, a 40-year-old provincial competition whose previous winners include Jess Moskaluke, Brad Johner and Tenille Arts. Also in 2019, Nelson was recognized from the floor of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for her intercontinental musical successes.
Nelson’s roots, both personal and musical, are firmly planted in the heart of Saskatchewan, but her fast-growing career has taken her far afield. She’s lit up stages Down Under for Australian Music Week, as well as at Australia’s Groundwater Music Festival and Gympie Music Muster. Her 2019 single Hey Love, written by multi-award winner Jeff Cohen (Sugarland, The Band Perry, Big & Rich), reached No. 6 on the Australian country charts.