Could Amanda Cooksey be the next Taylor Swift? Check out this video.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2021) — As a follow up to her latest release “Chicago,” rising singer/songwriter Amanda Cooksey brings us an exciting new take on the track with “Chicago (Ronen Remix).” Originally written by Cooksey and Jason Saenz, this dance remix, produced by Chicago-native Ronen, speeds up the tempo with quick jabs and claps, taking it from heartbreak ballad to demanding anthem.
Accompanying the remix, she has released the official music video for “Chicago” on all platforms and launching her official VEVO channel. KOPE Films (Kolby Copeland) brought “The Windy City” to life on screen, with ethereal flashes of Chicago projected across Amanda as her dreamy vocals hypnotically hold your attention.
“I’m really excited to have finally released the music video for “Chicago”! I wanted the video to portray all of the emotions of the song, and I think the videographer, Kolby Copeland, definitely helped me capture that. I also can’t wait for everyone to hear the Ronen remix! It gives the song a totally different feel that I think is perfect for the summer time,” says Cooksey.
Her willingness to take risks and carve out new areas of artistry places Amanda into a special category, among many of her genre bending inspirations like Taylor Swift, Julia Michaels and Lennon Stella. She has seen success with recent releases, including “What’s His Name” and “In Denial,” both garnishing support from Spotify. The official music video for “In Denial,” another KOPE Films production, was supported by CMT.com, as well.
About Amanda Cooksey
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Amanda Cooksey took piano lessons and loved to sing. This led her to Ron Feldman, a vocal and piano instructor, whose guidance eventually landed Amanda on NSAI’s Ones To Watch list in 2013. During this time, Amanda participated in pagents, leading her to a passion for philanthropy. She has been involved with Make A Wish Foundation, Ovarian Cancer Alliance and Tunes for Tots to fundraise for various cancer foundations. With Ron’s encouragement, Amanda decided she wanted to attend Belmont University, where she earned two degrees in Business Administration and Songwriting. Shortly into her freshman year, her mentor, Ron, was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away. To this day, Amanda credits him for her successes. Upon moving to Nashville, Amanda connected with hit writers Marty Dodson and Clay Mills, who soon became her mentors, as well as Rick Barker, who helped Amanda with her social media following and navigating the music industry. Through GRAMMY U, Amanda worked with Marc Driskill at Sea Gayle Music and had her song co-written with Dallas Remington, “Found Her Freedom,” published in Music Row Magazine. She attended Durango Songwriters Expo, where her song “Girl in the Mirror,” won second place in their Write A Hitmaker contest. After graduating, Amanda worked part-time in A&R and PR at Demolition Music where she continues to manage their catalog. Throughout the pandemic, she has been consistently connecting with and growing her fan base through playing music on Facebook and Instagram Live, where her rendition of Louis Tomilson’s “Just Like You” received notice. Her previous singles have been supported by Radio Disney Country and Spotify editorial playlists such as Wild Country, Pop-Co and Young Nashville. She recently received her Master’s in Public relations from the University of Florida and continues to be creative every day, humbled by every opportunity that comes her way through doing what she loves.