Angela Ammons is a female singer and songwriter from Austin, Texas and sister to actor Christopher Reagan Ammons. She began her career singing karaoke, especially Bette Midler's song The Rose. A few years later and a few inches taller, she outgrew her room in Austin, Texas, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. By signing her name to a Universal Records contract, she forfeited the typical teenage dream of football games and high school prom and made her own dream come true.
When recording for her first album began in 2000, Angela struggled against the pressure to adapt her sound to the pop-princess trend that was so prevalent at the time. More than a hook with catchy rhythms, her songs explored emotions and issues that were missing from the billboard Top 40. She rebelled, determined to keep her vision intact, no matter the consequences. The singer’s self-titled album was finally completed and released in September 2001—into the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Angela was only 18 years old at the time. She was devastated. She surmises, “We all began looking at life differently. My perspective changed when I realized that I was never going to see some of my friends again. Selling albums seemed so trivial; the entire country was in a state of mourning.”
Determined to make an impact, Angela started to use her experiences to write songs from a more mature, introspective point of view. She says she molded her style by listening to the artists that inspired her. “The Beatles, Alanis Morrisette, Fiona Apple, Shirley Manson, Aerosmith…keeping variety in my music choices played a huge role in developing my own sound.”
With contributions to movie soundtracks “Save the Last Dance” on Hollywood Records and “American Pie 2” on Universal, Angela has come a long way from her karaoke microphone. In addition to touring in Europe, she has an established fan base that extends into Japan and Australia. Angela has worked with powerhouse players like Paul Logus (Beyoncé, Limp Bizkit), Timothy Schmidt from The Eagles, and Steve Dudas (Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr), and she has no intention of stopping there.
Many people were first introduced to her music when the song "Always Getting Over You" was featured on the teen-comedy motion picture American Pie 2 and the subsequent CD soundtrack. Another of her tracks entitled "When It Doesn't Matter" was featured in the motion picture Save The Last Dance.
Her well known singles are 'Always getting over you','When it doesn't matter','My big mistake','Broken','Forbidden kind' etc.
Angela Ammons Abrupt/Universal 2001
Save the Last Dance
American Pie II
"Always Getting Over You" 2001
Angela married author and syndicated columnist Cameron Parrish in 2003.
- http://www.angelaammons.com/bio.html%7C Angela Ammons' official biography