The KNEL/Lubke’s GM Cars and Trucks Listener Appreciation Dance will be held on Friday, August 30, at the Richards Park Pavillion in Brady. The dance will be held from 8:00 PM until Midnight and is free to the public. Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer from Houston will headline the dance. The event will kick off the World’s Championship Bar B Que Goat Cookoff.
Raised in Nashville, Tennessee—the capital of Country Music—Amber Digby is one of the most refreshing country singers in the first decade of the new century. She recorded her first album “Music from the Honky Tonks” in 2002. It received much attention from all over the world, selling worldwide and creating an overwhelming base of fans. For the last two years, the CD “Music from the Honky Tonks” and her current project “Here Come The Teardrops” have been at the top of numerous charts on the radio and internet broadcast stations.
Although her success seems to have sprung out overnight, it is not so. Digby has come from a musical family. Both her parents have been in country music for decades: her mother Dee was a harmony singer with Connie Smith, and her father Dennis Digby played bass for Loretta Lynn for almost twenty years. Her uncle is legendary entertainer Darrell McCall. In this musical family, the young Amber literally grew up on stage. Being a born entertainer, she began realizing her dreams already at the age of three.
The popularity of her first album resulted in several tours abroad: she performed at the Furuvik Country Festival in Sweden, toured Australia, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, New South Wales and Brisbane. After returning to the US, she performed in Tulsa, Nashville and Forth Worth.
Digby’s songs overflow with heartache, misery, cheating lovers, sorrow, regret and resignation. “Heart I’m Ashamed of You” shows guilt of foolishly fallingin love with a man who is not available, “The One You Slip Around With” deals with a woman wishing she were ‘the other’ woman to feel the love that was once hers, “Close Up the Honky Tonks” finds a woman in love with a manwho won’t settle down. The aching “Here I Am” portrays the pain and heartache of a woman that no matter how hard she tries to save her relationship, she can’t let it go. “Just Get Up and Close the Door” is a touching ballad that describes the longing of the other woman for her lover to prove his love for her and stay with her.
In summer of 2006, Digby signed with Heart of Texas Records (based in Brady) and released her second CD album, “Here Come the Teardrops”, with two release parties: in Bandera and Forth Worth, Texas. Then back for another European tour, to Sweden and Norway.
Digby has just returned from a trip to France where she headlined her own shows and worked with John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazard fame). Her latest project “Passion, Pride and What Might Have Been” will be released in October.
“I love coming to Brady and we are looking forward to working the KNEL/Lubke’s GM Cars and Trucks Listener Appreciation Dance,” Digby said. “I work in Luckenbach and San Angelo about every other month and we love Central Texas area and Texas Hill Country. I am really looking forward to my first Goat Cookoff this year.”