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“With a bluesy and soulful sound armed with extraordinarily detailed lyrics sharpened for accuracy, make no mistake this is the sound of a phoenix rising, breaking its chains and shedding its shackles along the way.” - Americana Songwriter
— Americana Songwriter: Amelia Presley Digs Deep To Confront Her Abusive, Adoptive Mother On “Harm Nobody Else”
“BORN IN ALABAMA AND RAISED IN MISSISSIPPI, PRESLEY’S SOUTHERN ROOTS CAN BE HEARD IN HER EMOTION-FILLED VOCALS THAT RANGE FROM RASPY TO SWEET. SHE’S GRIT AND GRACE — A FIERCE STORYTELLER DRAPED IN TURQUOISE, ARMED WITH A SIX-STRING AND HER OWN AUTHENTIC TRUTH.” - Loveland Reporter Herald
— Loveland Reporter Herald: Outlaw Country Powerhouse Performing in Loveland Friday
“THE PHRASE THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN TALKING ABOUT AMELIA PRESLEY IS ‘SHE’S AS COUNTRY AS CORNBREAD!’ VOCALLY AND LYRICALLY SHE SINGS FROM THE HEART WITH A BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN DRAW. THE FIRST TIME I PLAYED ‘HARM NOBODY ELSE’ ON THE RADIO PEOPLE WERE CALLING AND TEXTING ME ASKING ‘WHO IS THIS AND WHERE CAN I FIND THIS SONG?’ ‘HARM NOBODY ELSE’ IS A STRONG AND PASSIONATE SONG. I’M SO PROUD OF AMELIA AND EXCITED FOR HER FUTURE. SHE’S GONNA NEED SOME SHADES CAUSE IT’S LOOKIN’ BRIGHT! REMEMBER THE NAME, SHE’S HERE TO STAY!” - Ben Ryan, 95.9FM The Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
— Ben Ryan, 95.9FM The Ranch, Fort Worth, TX
“In a stunningly open song about the tragedy of child abuse, Amelia Presley taps into the emotional core of the audience and wrests a catharsis. It’s impossible not to be moved by this.” - Americana Highways
“Amelia Presley is not your average country music singer. Raised on rough Mississippi dirt, Presley has built herself an empire with her own two hands using grit and determination to achieve her dream of becoming a professional singer. ” - Country Evolution
— Country Evolution: Shaping Society with her Soulful Voice, This is Amelia Presley
“AMELIA PRESLEY IS A TALENT TO BE RECOGNIZED AND RECKONED WITH. HER VOICE IS SO UNMISTAKABLE, AND HER WRITING SKILLS SET HER SONGS APART FROM THE CROWD. I FEEL LIKE ‘HARM NOBODY ELSE’ WILL BE A GREAT ANTHEM FOR RADIO PLAY. I WAS HAPPY TO PLAY HER TUNES ON THE HOMEGROWN COUNTRY SHOW ON K99 BILOXI, AND HAD THE CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW HER AT THE MS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL.” - Sherri Marengo, 99.1FM K99 Country, Biloxi, MS
— Sherri Marengo, 99.1FM K99 Country, Biloxi, MS
Amelia Presley is an Americana singer-songwriter based in Texas. Born in Mobile, AL and raised just over the state line in Mississippi, Amelia grew up in the Gulf Coast community of Franklin Creek, where many Finnish immigrants like her grandmother’s family settled. South Mississippi inspires a melting pot of musical sounds from Blues to Country and Rock, but Amelia attributes the inspiration behind her unique style to her father.
Amelia’s voice is emotional and powerful, combining Southern Rock grit and twang with a bluesy growl that can only come from pain acquired with a hard life. Amelia’s complex lyrics leave room for the imagination. Those with similar life experiences find it easier to decode the messages in her songs. This has given her the opportunity to connect with survivors and ‘imperfect’ people like herself.
While enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, Amelia released her debut LP, No Pony Ride. After her military discharge, Amelia released the singles, Get Lucky and Hard Headed Mama.
In 2020, Amelia released Empty Case, and re-released Get Lucky before releasing a song she wrote about the childhood abuse she suffered at the hands of her adopted mother called Harm Nobody Else. American Songwriter described the song as “the sound of a phoenix rising, breaking its chains and shedding its shackles along the way.” Harm Nobody Else was played on radio stations worldwide. Ben Ryan from 95.9FM The Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas noted that “The first time [he] played Harm Nobody Else on radio, people were calling and texting [him] asking ‘who is this and where can I find this song?’”
After taking time off following Harm Nobody Else, Amelia is thrilled to announce the release of her second studio EP, Coyote Howl, available everywhere on July 6, 2023. "This EP is all about acceptance of myself after a short hiatus following the release of my most personal song written to date, Harm Nobody Else. I needed to regroup after talking publicly about very personal details surrounding that single. Healing looks different for everyone. Discovering a more healed version of myself was part of the journey, and Coyote Howl is the page I'm on now”, said Amelia. Amelia Presley seeks to inspire hope to other artists and creators to keep pushing forward for what they feel they were born to do despite adversity while being unapologetically true to themselves.