Amy Goloby’s new album “Back to New” is a folk, Americana mixture of love songs with an element of faith. In the midst of heartbreak, Amy found solace in turning to God, and her hopelessness turned to hope when she realized there was Someone bigger than herself who had everything under control. “I want other people to know there is a silver lining in their dark times and that it’s not too late to turn your life around,” Amy says, reflecting back on moments of rejection and loneliness. With songs about waiting on unanswered prayers, broken hearts, or noticing the “least of these,” this album encapsulates her soul and reminds us where to place our focus when the going gets tough. Recorded in Nashville with Aren Creative, the musicians include greats from Music City, including fiddler Steve Thomas, who has played for the likes of Kenny Chesney and LeeAnn Womack.
Amy is a Texas native who began writing songs in high school after teaching herself to play guitar. A natural-born writer and poet, she enjoyed putting rhythm and rhyme to melody. “Music was a great outlet for me at a time when I felt I had no one else to turn to,” Amy says about crafting songs in her dorm room throughout college, after a hard breakup with her high school sweetheart. At 25, she moved to Austin on a whim and decided to pursue music as a career. She released her debut album, “Left Unsaid,” in 2014 with Tate Music Group, which includes the songs she wrote in her college days.
Her high school sweetheart was also a musician and introduced her to acoustic folk artists such as David Gray, Griffin House, and John Mayer, which became her earliest influences. She enjoys performing anywhere from listening rooms, house concerts, coffeehouses, festivals, and wineries. She has also played for local TV and radio and has opened for Tony Ramey and Bob Livingston. Now married, Amy continues writing songs about love and faith and is looking forward to record more music in the near future.