Born in Virginia to two Virginians bred in Boston, Amelia graduated from staging plays in her back yard to writing songs as soon as she acquired an acoustic guitar. The writing came quickly and hasn’t stopped since. (“I like to think of myself as a writer-song singer instead of singer-songwriter.” she says.) She came up through the ranks of Boston’s highly competitive coffeehouse scene and discovered how busking in the subway meant making just enough money to get by. Things reached a point as they usually do – when she sought a more conventional job and life, so she moved to Seattle, one of the worst possible destinations if one wants to quit music. A few gigs later, she had a production deal to make a record, and a couple of years after that, she made the move to Nashville, comfortable with the fact that she was a lifer now, and there was no going back. Amelia also recently signed a publishing/TV/Film Sync deal with the upstart Nashville company American Echo Records.
Writing all the time, Amelia has had nearly a dozen cuts and placements in television shows. And HOME SWEET HOTEL looks to be the release that puts things over the top. As she sings in “Leaving In My Blood”, “I’m like a riddle riding in the wind, singing my songs for strangers every town I’m in.” – Tommy Womack
BettySoo’s voice is the perfect combination of strength, vulnerability and clarity. It is just perfect. – Americana -UK
Real music. Terrific! – Bob Harris, BBC2
In the over-crowded, somewhat stale field of Americana, BettySoo is the very real deal… – Houston Press