Amanda Cook (singer)

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Amanda Lindsay Cook
Amanda Falk performing at YC Newfoundland in 2009.jpg
Falk performing at YC Newfoundland in 2009
Background information
Birth name Amanda Lindsay Falk
Born (1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 32)
Origin Niverville, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Contemporary Christian music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Piano
Years active 2003–present
Labels

Amanda Cook (born Amanda Falk) is a singer, songwriter, and contemporary Christian music recording artist from Niverville, Manitoba, Canada. She received a Juno Award at the 2006 awards ceremony for her eponymous debut album. She married her husband Jacob Cook on January 16, 2011.[1] Cook has released three albums under her maiden name  – Amanda Falk, Beautiful, and In Between the Now & Then.

Musical career[edit]

In 2004 she released her self-titled debut album, Amanda Falk, on Winnipeg label Avante Records.[2][3] It was later released to the iTunes Store on May 30, 2006[4] The album received recognition in a 2006 Juno Award in the category Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.[5] Cook has received a GMA Canada Covenant Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, 2005 through 2008.

In 2006 – 2007, Cook went on the Beautiful Unique Girl (BUGIRL) Tour in which she appeared with other bands across Canada.[citation needed] The tour was designed to help boost teenage girls' confidence. She also appeared at YouthQuake 2007 and 2008 at Briercrest College and Seminary.

Cook's second album Beautiful was released on October 23, 2007, on Avante Records.[6][7][8] On March 1, 2010 she released her third album In Between the Now & Then on record label Signpost Music.[9][10] She is currently a worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California. She is also a part of Bethel's artist collective, Bethel Music, and appears on multiple Bethel Music albums. Cook released her fourth studio album Brave New World through Bethel Music on September 25, 2015.[11]

In an interview to Soul Shine Magazine, she said that she is musically influenced by Sarah McLachlan, Nicole Nordeman, Norah Jones, and John Mayer.[12]

At the 2016 GMA Dove Awards, Cook received the award for Inspirational Album of the Year, for Brave New World [13]

Discography[edit]

Albums

Amanda Falk (as Amanda Falk) (review[3])

  • Released: May 30, 2006[4]
  • Format: CD, Digital download
  • Label: Avante
  • Tracks: "Fireflies", "Endless", "Small", "Broken", "Give Me A Chance", "Undone", "Sense of Wonder", "Charade", "It Was You", "For Adam", "Enough"

Beautiful (as Amanda Falk) (review[7])

  • Released: October 23, 2007[6]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Avante
  • Tracks: "Beautiful", "Lonely", "World of Everyone", "We All Cry", "Fragile", "Love Like You", "First Dance", "Faithful", "Diamond", "Can I Just Come", "This is Love", "This is Love (Reprise)", "Fragile (Remixed)"

In Between the Now & Then (as Amanda Falk)

  • Released: March 1, 2010[9]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Signpost Music, Ltd.
  • Tracks: "Paper Planes", "That's What You Do", "No More Shadows", "Unbreakable", "Symphony", "Landslide", "We Will Wait", "In a Moment", "Look for the Light", "Horizon", "Song for Matthew", "See You Again", "Redemption", "Your Child"

Brave New World (as Amanda Cook)

  • Released: September 25, 2015[11]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Bethel Music
  • Chart position: No. 20 (U.S.)
  • Tracks: "Heroes", "Shepherd", "The Voyage", "Never See the End", "Mercy", "Flagship", "Kind", "Closer", "Bitter/Sweet", "Highest Praise", "Brave New World", "City of Hope", "Pieces"

Songs on compilations

Awards and recognition[edit]

Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards

  • 2005 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2008 Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Beautiful" (co-written with Malynda Zacharias and Marshall Zacharias)[a]
  • 2010 nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: In Between the Now & Then, and Inspirational Song of the Year: "Song For Matthew"
  • 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda (Falk) Cook
  • 2014 Song of the Year: You Make Me Brave
  • 2014 Praise & Worship Song of the Year: You Make Me Brave

Juno Awards

Shai Awards (formerly The Vibe Awards)

  • 2005 New Artist of the Year
  • 2007 Female Soloist of the Year

Western Canadian Music Awards

  • 2005 nominee, Outstanding Christian Recording: Amanda Falk
  • 2010 Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year: In Between the Now & Then

GMA Dove Awards

  • 2016 winner, Inspirational Album of the Year: Brave New World
  • 2016 nominee, Inspirational Song of the Year: Pieces

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]

  1. ^ Hiebert, Mark (April 22, 2011). "Amanda & Jacob - Feature - Paperback Films". Paperback Films. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - Amanda Falk". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Dilley, Peter (October 17, 2005). "Review: Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk - Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk". iTunes Store (U.S.). May 30, 2006. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Awards - The JUNO Awards". Juno Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - Beautiful". iTunes Store (U.S.). October 23, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Luff, Stephen (February 12, 2008). "Review: Beautiful - Amanda Falk - Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - Beautiful". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - In Between the Now & Then". iTunes Store (U.S.). March 1, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - In Between the Now & Then". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Cook - Brave New World". iTunes Store (U.S.). October 25, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Amanda Falk : Amanda Falk: None but Jesus : Soul Shine Magazine". Soul Shine Magazine. April 26, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "2016 Winners - The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards". Retrieved March 7, 2017. 

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