Don Amero

Portrait of Don Amero

You can call Don Amero one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today. Since leaving his job as a hardwood flooring installer six years ago to pursue music fulltime, the singer/songwriter from Winnipeg has toured coast-to-coast, headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and showcased at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. 


Ancestries: Metis
Languages: English
Genre: Acoustic, Folk

Albums

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Heart on My Sleeve [nominated: 2013]
mp3 clipYoung Forever (1.0M, 1:00s)
mp3 clipTurn These Grey Skies Blue (1.0M, 1:00s)
mp3 clipWhat Do You Wanna Do? (1.1M, 1:00s)
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Turn These Grey Skies Blue [nominated: 2012]
mp3 clipTurn These Grey Skies Blue (986.5K, 1:00s)
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The Long Way Home [nominated: 2012, 2011]
mp3 clipDark Horse (990.7K, 1:00s)
mp3 clipReady to Love (965.2K, 01:00s)
mp3 clipRight Where I Wanna Be (970.2K, 01:00s)
mp3 clipLife's Been Sweet (971.9K, 01:00s)
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Deepening [nominated: 2010, 2009]
mp3 clipI'm Just Me (1.1M)
mp3 clipEnough (1.0M)
mp3 clipShe (1.0M)
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Change Your Life [nominated: 2008, 2007]
mp3 clipFreight Train (1.4M)

Awards, Nominations & Submissions

2013Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the YearHeart on My SleeveNominee
2013Best Music VideoYoung ForeverNominee
2013Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearYoung Forever Nominee
2013Single of the YearYoung Forever Nominee
2013Best Folk / Acoustic CDHeart on My SleeveWinner
2012Single of the YearTurn These Grey Skies BlueNominee
2012Best Pop CDThe Long Way HomeNominee
2012Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the YearThe Long Way HomeWinner
2011Best Country CDThe Long Way HomeNominee
2011Best Music VideoRight Where I Wanna BeNominee
2011Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the YearThe Long Way HomeNominee
2011Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearRight Where I Wanna BeNominee
2011Single of the YearRight Where I Wanna BeSubmission
2010Best Album Cover DesignDeepeningNominee
2010Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearI'm Just MeNominee
2010Best Pop CDDeepeningNominee
2010Single of the YearI'm Just MeSubmission
2009Best Folk / Acoustic CDDeepeningNominee
2009Aboriginal Entertainer of the YearMissing AlbumNominee
2009Best Pop CDDeepeningSubmission
2009Best Producer/EngineerSubmission
2009Best Album Cover DesignDeepeningSubmission
2009Single of the YearFreight TrainSubmission
2008Best Folk / Acoustic CDChange Your LifeNominee
2008Best New ArtistMissing AlbumNominee
2008Best SongwriterSubmission
2008Best Producer/EngineerSubmission
2008Best Album Cover DesignChange Your LifeSubmission
2008Single of the YearFreight TrainSubmission
2007Best Producer/EngineerNominee
2007Best SongwriterNominee
2007Best New ArtistMissing AlbumNominee
2007Best Folk / Acoustic CDChange Your LifeNominee
2007Best Album Cover DesignChange Your LifeNominee
2007Single of the YearFreight TrainSubmission

Videos

Young ForeverDon Amero Young Forever
Right Where I Wanna BeDon Amero Right Where I Wanna Be

Biography

You can call Don Amero one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today. Since leaving his job as a hardwood flooring installer six years ago to pursue music fulltime, the singer/songwriter from Winnipeg has toured coast-to-coast, headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and showcased at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.

Don’s musical style has been likened to John-Mayer-meets-Keith-Urban. His first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated six national and international awards – Male Entertainer of the Year (2012 Aboriginal People Choice Music Awards), Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American Music Awards), Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards), Male Artist of the Year (2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards) – and 20 more nominations.

Don’s fourth album, the self-produced Heart On My Sleeve, was nominated Aboriginal Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards. His most personal album to date, which tells a story from beginning to end, was released in October 2012 at an “intimate and international” house concert streamed live on APTN.ca.

On radio, Don has seen four songs climb to #1 on the National Aboriginal Countdown. Two tracks – Turn These Grey Skies Blue and original holiday song All I Need This Christmas – earned notable “most active download” designations on DMDS.com, and were spun on commercial stations across Canada.

Don Amero captivates audiences of all ages with powerful and expressive vocals, percussion-style guitar play, and engaging storytelling. He is often called upon as a keynote speaker, and to deliver workshops for youth. His story inspires, and his message is one of encouragement, positivity and beauty. He continues to impress wherever he goes.