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“With All My Heart...a journey into the soul” includes songs by some of her favorite female voices as well as 2 original pieces and some old standards. It features the incredibly talented "Blue Lou" Marini playing sax on several of the songs and some of the finest musicians from Alabama and in the South playing on the entire album. This project is a work of love and devotion to her Lord and looks to break new ground with the genre of Christian Jazz, Big Band and Blues. God has gifted Amy with a unique sound that lends itself to this style of music and adding into the mix her passion for her Lord serves reach those who don’t know Jesus and encourage those who do.
Upon meeting Amy Drinkwater, it doesn't take very long before finding yourself encircled by the warmth of laughter and friendship that gives you a feeling that you have known her much longer than a few minutes. It has been said that Amy has an effervescent personality, a vivacious spirit, and a contagious laugh that draws her into your heart. Her desire is to minister to others by using her gifts not only to sing but to encourage and to share the message of redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Amy is a natural at singing and performing. In fact, her entire life has been spent in front of an audience of some sort. From dance recitals to piano recitals as a child to directing the band as a majorette/field director and featured soloist in high school to performing with her college choirs and sorority at Samford University and then spending 8 years as an elementary teacher, a member of the group “Inspiration” for 5 years and then a college recruiter and motivational speaker beyond that, Amy’s life has been devoted to serving audiences of all ages and venues. On the front row of those audiences, living in her heart since the age of 7, is Amy’s Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the giver of the gift of music and the author of her faith. He is the reason she sings.
Amy has had the awesome privilege of working with some of the finest coaches and musicians around, including Randall Richardson at Samford University, Roger Beale of The Voice House, Atlanta, Georgia and currently works with Ray Reach, of UAB and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and owner of Magic City Music Productions. Because of this Amy is a two time upper level finalist in a major contemporary Christian vocal competition at the Babbie Mason Music Conference International.
Amy's music plays both nationally and internationally and she had been privileged to perform at Carnegie Hall and in churches and venues all over the Southeast. She's appeared on television programs such as NBC 13's Good Day Alabama, Babbie's House as well as many radio programs. She is an endorsed artist with Christian Music Presenters and recently joined Stonecroft Ministries as a Featured Speaker/Artist.
Amy will make her first International touring event in 2012 with with a trip to Israel to sing and share her story of grace and redemption through word and song as she travels with other Christian musicians with Global Missions Project. All proceeds from album sales from now until October 2012 will go toward this trip.
Amy calls her ministry “Sunflower Ministries” for several reasons. The sunflower historically represents adoration and is considered by her to be a happy, functional flower. Its seeds and oil provide nourishment and its big yellow blooms shine so brightly, much like the reflection of the sun. Her goal in ministry is to sow seeds of faith and encouragement and to be a reflection of the love of Jesus Christ and to lead others to know the true joy that comes in serving Him.