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Amanda Lindsey Cook (born Amanda Falk) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and contemporary Christian music recording artist from Niverville, Manitoba. She received a Juno Award at the 2006 awards ceremony for her eponymous debut album. Cook has released three albums under her maiden name  – Amanda Falk, Beautiful, and In Between the Now & Then.

Amanda Lindsey Cook
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Amanda Lindsey Cook performing with Bethel Music
Background information
Birth nameAmanda Lindsey Falk
Born (1984-05-08) May 8, 1984 (age 35)
OriginNiverville, Manitoba, Canada
GenresContemporary Christian music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano
Years active2003–present
Labels
Websiteamandalindseycook.com

In 2010, Cook joined the Bethel Music collective, and has since released two albums under Bethel  – Brave New World and House on a Hill.

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Musical careerEdit

In 2004, Cook released her self-titled debut album, Amanda Falk, on Winnipeg label Avante Records.[1][2] It was later released to the iTunes Store on May 30, 2006.[3] The album received the 2006 Juno Award for the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.[4]

Cook's second album Beautiful was released on October 23, 2007, on Avante Records.[5][6][7] During this time she was also a part of the Beautiful Unique Girl Movement.[6] Cook has also received a GMA Canada Covenant Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, 2005 through 2008.[8][9][10][11][12] On March 1, 2010, she released her third album In Between the Now & Then on the record label Signpost Music.[13][14]

In 2010, Cook became a worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, joining the Bethel music collective, Bethel Music.[15] She has appeared on many Bethel Music albums since then.

On September 25, 2015, Cook released her first studio album Brave New World through Bethel Music under the new name "Amanda Lindsey Cook".[16] The album received the Inspirational Album of the Year award at the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.[17] On March 29, 2019, Cook released her second album under Bethel Music, House on a Hill.[18]

In an interview to Soul Shine Magazine, she said that she is musically influenced by Sarah McLachlan, Nicole Nordeman, Norah Jones, and John Mayer.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Cook married Jacob Cook on January 16, 2011.[20]

DiscographyEdit

Albums

Amanda Falk (as Amanda Falk) (review[2])

  • Released: May 30, 2006[3]
  • Format: CD, Digital download
  • Label: Avante
  • Tracks: "Fireflies", "Endless", "Small", "Broken", "Give Me A Chance", "Undone", "Sense of Wonder", "Charade", "It Was You", "For Adam", "Enough"

Beautiful (as Amanda Falk) (review[6])

  • Released: October 23, 2007[5]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Avante
  • Tracks: "Beautiful", "Lonely", "World of Everyone", "We All Cry", "Fragile", "Love Like You", "First Dance", "Faithful", "Diamond", "Can I Just Come", "This is Love", "This is Love (Reprise)", "Fragile (Remixed)"

In Between the Now & Then (as Amanda Falk)

  • Released: March 1, 2010[13]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Signpost Music, Ltd.
  • Tracks: "Paper Planes", "That's What You Do", "No More Shadows", "Unbreakable", "Symphony", "Landslide", "We Will Wait", "In a Moment", "Look for the Light", "Horizon", "Song for Matthew", "See You Again", "Redemption", "Your Child"

Brave New World (as Amanda Cook)

  • Released: September 25, 2015[16]
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Bethel Music
  • Chart position: No. 20 (U.S. Billboard 200), No. 1 (U.S. Christian Albums)
  • Tracks: "Heroes", "Shepherd", "The Voyage", "Never See the End", "Mercy", "Flagship", "Kind", "Closer", "Bitter/Sweet", "Highest Praise", "Brave New World", "City of Hope", "Pieces"

House on a Hill (as Amanda Lindsey Cook)

  • Released: March 29, 2019
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Bethel Music
  • Chart position: No. 6 (U.S. Christian Albums)
  • Tracks: "Awakening", "Evergreen", "I Am - Because You Are", "Not Going Anywhere", "House on a Hill", "Comforter", "Love Never Fails", "The Clearing", "Water Under the Bridge", "The New Country"

Songs on compilations

Awards and recognitionEdit

Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards

  • 2005 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2008 Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Beautiful" (co-written with Malynda Zacharias and Marshall Zacharias)[a]
  • 2010 nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: In Between the Now & Then, and Inspirational Song of the Year: "Song For Matthew"
  • 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda (Falk) Cook
  • 2014 Song of the Year: You Make Me Brave
  • 2014 Praise & Worship Song of the Year: You Make Me Brave

Juno Awards

Shai Awards (formerly The Vibe Awards)

  • 2005 New Artist of the Year
  • 2007 Female Soloist of the Year

Western Canadian Music Awards

  • 2005 nominee, Outstanding Christian Recording: Amanda Falk
  • 2010 Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year: In Between the Now & Then

GMA Dove Awards

  • 2016 winner, Inspirational Album of the Year: Brave New World
  • 2016 nominee, Inspirational Song of the Year: Pieces

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • [a] Cook was also nominated for 2008 GMAC Awards in the categories of Album of the Year: Beautiful, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Beautiful, and Song of the Year: "Beautiful".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - Amanda Falk". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Dilley, Peter (October 17, 2005). "Review: Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk - Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk". iTunes Store (U.S.). May 30, 2006. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Awards - The JUNO Awards". Juno Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - Beautiful". iTunes Store (U.S.). October 23, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Luff, Stephen (February 12, 2008). "Review: Beautiful - Amanda Falk - Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - Beautiful". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Award Winners 2005". June 14, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Covenant Awards 2006". June 14, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  10. ^ "Covenant Awards 2007". June 14, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Covenant Awards 2008". June 14, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "100 Huntley Street: Amanda Cook Performs at the 2014 Covenant Awards". www.100huntley.com. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Falk - In Between the Now & Then". iTunes Store (U.S.). March 1, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "AMICUS Web Full Record - AMICUS - Library And Archives Canada - In Between the Now & Then". Library and Archives Canada. July 8, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. ^ "Amanda Lindsey Cook". Bethel Music. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "iTunes Store (U.S.) - Music - Amanda Cook - Brave New World". iTunes Store (U.S.). October 25, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "2016 Winners - The 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards". Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  18. ^ House on a Hill by Amanda Lindsey Cook, retrieved March 31, 2019
  19. ^ "Amanda Falk : Amanda Falk: None but Jesus : Soul Shine Magazine". Soul Shine Magazine. April 26, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  20. ^ Hiebert, Mark (April 22, 2011). "Amanda & Jacob - Feature - Paperback Films". Paperback Films. Retrieved February 18, 2016.

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