One day in Red Deer: Country artist Amy Metcalfe

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With her unique vocals and writing, Manitoban-turned-Albertan singer/songwriter Amy Metcalfe has caught the attention of some of the biggest writers in country music today:  Byron Hill, Grammy award winners and nominees Cindy Morgan and Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Phil Madeira, to name a few.

She released her debut EP in the spring of 2015, from which six of the seven tracks were written by her.

Her third single, released to radio, was a duet with labelmate and CCMA Rising Star nominee Tristan Horncastle, written by Amy and Byron Hill. It placed the duo on Billboards top 100 for 11 weeks and it hit the top 50. Metcalfe is also a Project WILD: Country Showcase Series feature artist, and the public will get to vote for their favourite artist between October 28 and November 4, 2016.

Like many country artists, she draws inspiration from her surroundings. With her prairie roots, it’s no surprise that she’s largely inspired when working with horses. But, when she’s not on the farm, she’s likes to hit up the following places for a fun day in Red Deer.


I actually don't enjoy breakfast. I prefer to have a protein shake and then [wait for lunch], but if you like fresh-squeezed juices, hit up Glow Juicery.



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City Roast Coffee, all the way! It has a unique atmosphere in downtown Red Deer. In the summertime, half of Ross St. is blocked off and you can eat outside. The other nine months of the year, you can eat inside the quaint, cozy coffee shop. My go-to is the ham and cheddar on multigrain bagel.



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It depends on what you're after. For a special occasion, I do enjoy One Eleven Grill. I'll usually get their chicken special. It's locally-owned and they have great live jazz bands once a week!


Hudson's is now in Red Deer and it's been great for the city. It's upbeat and it’s a great place to have a drink and/or some fried pickles! If you stay late enough, you just may see me on the dance floor.