FOUR-time Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence will celebrate her new album release with an intimate Muswellbrook performance this weekend.
The Australian singer-songwriter returns with her sixth studio offering, Spark.
Following her recent wedding and the birth of her son, the 10 songs reflect those new milestones in Lawrence's life that she shares in her own style of songwriting - deeply personal, fun and energetic singalong songs alongside some heartfelt ballads.
"I'm extra excited about the release of Spark in June," she said.
"It's a happy album but there's some really honest and heartfelt songwriting in there, too, that I'm super proud of.
"I really do think it's my best work yet.
"And, maybe that's because I'm very happy in life right now - even though (with an eight-month-old) I'm busier than ever."
Lawrence is touring Australia to launch Spark via intimate preview shows, with the last of these to take place at her long-time supporter Muswellbrook Motors on Saturday, June 1, from 3pm.
It's free to attend, however register your interest at https://www.trybooking.com/BCPKJ
Joining the vivacious songstress on stage will be local youngsters Shyanne Irwin and Imogen Hall.
"Both girls are just in their early teens," Lawrence said.
"But, Shyanne and Imogen are great examples of young talent.
"They'll kick off the afternoon of music and celebration."
It's been almost three years since Lawrence's last solo release, Happy Ever After.
In that short time, she's unveiled two children's albums (The Kids Gone Country and Aussie Aussie Christmas), a collaboration with Travis Collins (Our Backyard), won three Golden Guitar Awards in 2018, performed her original work, 100 Year Handshake, in New York for the President of the United States, co-hosted the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, began hosting her own radio show for iHeart Country Australia (receiving a nomination for Top 10 New Radio Talent to watch)... and met and married the love of her life and gave birth to a baby boy, Ike, in August.
Produced by ARIA-nominated Stuart Stuart of Analog Heart Studio (Sheppard, The Veronicas), Spark is a collection of deeply personal stories that speak directly to the listener with messages of resilience, individuality and finding true love, in the form of catchy pop-country songs that you just can't seem to get out of your head.
Tracks such as first single Outrageous, with lyrics such as "I don't have a Plan B just because I should", "I Get It
Now" reflecting on the special relationship she shares with her mother, Lorraine, and "Everlast" and "Hell to
Hallelujah", which are both a declaration of love to new husband, Marty.
The powerful album opener, Heart, is a song about fight and survival, with the lyrics serving as the theme for the Sydney Children's Hospital Gold Telethon in June 2019.
Every song on the album was written or co-written by Lawrence between Australia and Nashville, which makes it so much more intimate to listen to.
Spark is out everywhere on June 14.