Amanda Lindsey Cook

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Amanda Lindsey Cook
Amanda Lindsey Cook leading with Bethel Music
Amanda Lindsey Cook leading with Bethel Music
Background information
Birth nameAmanda Lindsey Falk
Also known asFalcon
Born (1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 36)
OriginNiverville, Manitoba, Canada
GenresContemporary Christian music, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2003–present
Labels
  • Avante
  • Signpost
  • Bethel
  • Provident
Websiteamandalindseycook.com and hernameisfalcon.com

Amanda Lindsey Cook (born Amanda Falk on May 8, 1984), also known as Falcon (since 2020) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and contemporary Christian music recording artist from Niverville, Manitoba. She received a Juno Award at the 2006 awards ceremony for her eponymous debut album. Cook has released three albums under her maiden name  – Amanda Falk, Beautiful, and In Between the Now & Then.

In 2010, Cook joined the Bethel Music collective, and has since released two albums under Bethel  – Brave New World and House on a Hill.

Musical career[edit]

In 2004, Cook released her self-titled debut album, Amanda Falk, on Winnipeg label Avante Records.[1][2] It was later released to the iTunes Store on May 30, 2006.[3] The album received the 2006 Juno Award for the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.[4]

Cook's second album Beautiful was released on October 23, 2007, on Avante Records.[5][6][7] During this time she was also a part of the Beautiful Unique Girl Movement.[6] Cook has also received a GMA Canada Covenant Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, 2005 through 2008.[8][9][10][11][12] On March 1, 2010, she released her third album In Between the Now & Then on the record label Signpost Music.[13][14]

In 2010, Cook became a worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, joining the Bethel music collective, Bethel Music.[15] She has appeared on many Bethel Music albums since then.

On September 25, 2015, Cook released her first studio album Brave New World through Bethel Music under the new name "Amanda Lindsey Cook".[16] The album received the Inspirational Album of the Year award at the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.[17] On March 29, 2019, Cook released her second album under Bethel Music, House on a Hill.[18]

In an interview to Soul Shine Magazine, she said that she is musically influenced by Sarah McLachlan, Nicole Nordeman, Norah Jones, and John Mayer.[19]

On August 21, 2020, Cook released a single titled "I'll Admit It", as the debut single from her pop music project under the name "Falcon".[20] Two weeks later, on September 4, 2020, Cook released her second single as Falcon, titled "Young Love", alongside a music video. On September 18, 2020, "The Good Stuff" was released as Cook's third Falcon single, with a music video. On October 13, 2020, Cook announced that Nova, her debut studio album as Falcon, would be released on October 16, 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Cook married Jacob Cook on January 16, 2011.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
CAN
[22]
UK
[23]
UK
C&G
US
[24]
US
Christ.

[25]
Amanda Falk
Beautiful
  • Credited as Amanda Falk[6]
  • Released: October 23, 2007[5]
  • Label: Avante
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
In Between the Now & Then
  • Credited as Amanda Falk
  • Released: March 1, 2010[13]
  • Label: Signpost Music, Ltd.
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Brave New World
  • Credited as Amanda Cook
  • Released: September 25, 2015[16]
  • Label: Bethel Music
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
18 93 1[26] 20 1
  • US: 19,000
House on a Hill
  • Credited as Amanda Lindsey Cook
  • Released: March 29, 2019
  • Label: Bethel Music
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
4[27] 6
Nova
  • Credited as Falcon
  • Released: October 16, 2020
  • Label: Provident
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles and peak chart positions
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[28]
US
Christ Air.

US Christ Digital
[29]
2014 "You Make Me Brave"
(with Bethel Music)
16
[30]
20
[31]
13
[32]
You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic
2015 "Heroes" 43 Brave New World
2019 "Awakening" 32 15 House on a Hill
"Still" non-album single
"Evergreen Reimagined"
2020 "Help Is On the Way"
"I'll Admit It"
(as Falcon)[33]
Nova
"Young Love"
(as Falcon)
"The Good Stuff"
(as Falcon)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of singles and peak chart positions
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[28]
US Christ Digital
[29]
2015 "You Don't Miss a Thing"
(with Bethel Music)
35
[34]
38
[35]
We Will Not Be Shaken (Live)
"Pieces" 36 Brave New World
2016 "Mercy"
(with Bethel Music)
47
[36]
49
[37]
Have It All
2017 "Starlight"
(with Bethel Music)
32 18 Starlight
"Extravagant"
(with Bethel Music)
30 23
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2011 "I Will Exalt"
(with Bethel Music)
Be Lifted High
2014 "Shepherd"
(with Bethel Music)
You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic
"Wonder (Spontaneous)"
(with Bethel Music)
"Steady Heart"
(Steffany Gretzinger featuring Amanda Cook)
The Undoing
2015 "The Love You Have For Me"
(Sean Feucht featuring Amanda Cook)
You Make Me Brave: Live at the Civic
2017 "Breathe (Spontaneous)"
(with Bethel Music)
Starlight
"You Came (Lazarus)"
(with Bethel Music)
"Undivided"
(Stu Garrard featuring Amanda Cook)
Beatitudes
2018 "Pieces (Spontaneous)"
(with Bethel Music)
Moments: Mighty Sound
"You & Me"
(William Matthews featuring Amanda Cook and Trip Lee)
Kosmos
"To the End"

(Mack Brock featuring Amanda Cook)

Greater Things
2020 "Christ the Lord Is with Me"
(Steffany Gretzinger featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook & Wonder Grace Gretzinger)
Forever Amen
"King of My Heart"
(with Bethel Music)
Peace
"Lean Back"
(Maverick City Music featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook and Chandler Moore)
Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1
"Closer"
(Maverick City Music featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook)
"Be Alright"

(Dante Bowe featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook)

TBA
"Spotlight"

(Rita Springer featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook)

Light
"Temple (Spontaneous)"

(Maverick City Music featuring Amanda Lindsey Cook)

Maverick City Vol. 3 Pt. 2

Songs on compilations

Awards and recognition[edit]

Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2006 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2007 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2008 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2008 "Beautiful" (co-written with Malynda Zacharias and Marshall Zacharias)[a] Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year Won
2010 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
In Between the Now & Then Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year Nominated
"Song For Matthew" Inspirational Song of the Year Nominated
2014 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Won
"You Make Me Brave" Song of the Year Won
"You Make Me Brave" Praise & Worship Song of the Year Won

Juno Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Amanda Falk Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Won
2008 Beautiful Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Nominated
2016 Brave New World Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year Nominated

Shai Awards (formerly The Vibe Awards)

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 Herself New Artist of the Year Won
Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2007 Herself Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated

Western Canadian Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 Amanda Falk Outstanding Christian Recording Won
2010 In Between the Now & Then Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year Nominated

GMA Dove Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Brave New World Inspirational Album of the Year Won
"Pieces" Inspirational Song of the Year Nominated
2019 Awakening Short Form Video of the Year Nominated

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • [a] Cook was also nominated for 2008 GMAC Awards in the categories of Album of the Year: Beautiful, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Beautiful, and Song of the Year: "Beautiful".

References[edit]

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