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Trivia Q & A # 38 – 2017

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sept 23 amyQ.  Which female Canadian singer is also well known for penning songs sung by Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross, Aaron Neville, and Cyndi Lauper just to name a few?

A.  Amy Sky (born 24 September 1960 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host. Sky started classical music lessons at the age of five, and plays piano, guitar, cello and recorder. She has a degree from the University of Toronto in music theory and composition. In 1983, Sky was signed as a staff songwriter to MCA Music Nashville, and subsequently to Warner-Chappell Music in Los Angeles.

In 1996, Amy Sky released her debut album as a recording artist, Cool Rain, and starred in a Toronto production of the musical Blood Brothers with David Cassidy and Michael Burgess.  After being nominated for two Juno Awards, including best songwriter and best new artist, she released Burnt by the Sun in 1998, which also earned a nomination for best songwriter. The string of radio hits these albums produced garnered her three SOCAN awards.

Since 2005, Sky has renewed her collaboration with Olivia Newton-John, writing and producing songs for Newton-John’s albums Stronger Than Before(2005), Grace and Gratitude (2006) and Christmas Wish (2007).

Sky has been nominated for East and West Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Independent Music Awards, and the International Songwriter’s Award, and in 2007 won the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Best Composition.  She is the first recipient ever of the CRIA Applause award, recognizing her work on behalf of artist rights. Sky speaks about and advocates for mental health issues.

Sky has lent her support to many charitable causes, including the Parkinson’s Foundation, Princess Margaret Hospital, National Ovarian Cancer Association, The Hospital for Sick Children, Easter Seals, Variety, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Mood Disorders of Ontario, United Way, Wellspring, Gilda’s Club, Casey House, Covenant House, Ontario Child Abuse Prevention and Zareinu.

Sky currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. She is married to musician Marc Jordan and they have two children together, a son, Ezra and a daughter, Zoe. Zoe also composes music and performs with her own band, Petty Victories

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Kevin Bailey says: September 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm | Reply

no idea.lol Thanks Mary Anne