Kaylee Harrison, Amber Lawrence and Glen Harrison with St Anthony's Catholic Primary School student Sophie Fletchett at a free school concert on Friday. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Kaylee Harrison, Amber Lawrence and Glen Harrison with St Anthony's Catholic Primary School student Sophie Fletchett at a free school concert on Friday. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Singer tells students of struggles starting music career

ALTHOUGH Sophie Fletchett doesn't know what her future career may be, she's determined to never give up.

That was a lesson best taught through music at St Anthony's Catholic Primary School on Friday where country singer Amber Lawrence and duo Kaylens Rain showed Sophie and her friends dreams can come true.

Amber told the students about the challenges she'd faced starting her music career and auditioning for a talent quest at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. She told the students she only got through on her fourth attempt, when she was just about ready to quit.

Since then, Amber told the students her careers had plenty of highlights including recording an album in Nashville and singing for Australian soldiers in East Timor.

Now Amber and band Kaylens Rain are visiting schools during their national tour to talk about resilience and never giving up.

Amber said the tour was also about igniting a passion for seeing live music among regional areas.



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