Amber Hayes is set to star in her first movie, Cowgirls N’ Angels, due out in 2012. The movie is about Ida Clayton (played by Bailee Madison), a girl in search of her rodeo father. Along the way, Ida meets and joins the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, an all-female group of riders organized by former rodeo star Terence Parker (played by James Cromwell). Amber plays a supporting role in the film as honky tonk singer Amber Grant.
“This was such a thrill for me to be cast in Cowgirls N’ Angels,” Amber said. “I’m really grateful to the cast and crew and director Timothy Armstrong for including me and my music in the film, and I had a wonderful time trying my hand at something new. I’m so excited to see the finished movie next year!”
This is Amber’s first motion picture role, but she’s no stranger to acting. She has performed in several theater productions, including her leading role performance as Kathy Twitty in the Conway Twitty musical It’s Only Make Believe. She impressed the film’s director, Timothy Armstrong, with her acting chops and voice. Her songs “C’mon” and “Right as Rain,” from her 2010 EP C’mon, are featured in the movie and on the soundtrack as well as a new track she wrote for the film called “Always There For Me.”
“I couldn’t be more pleased with Amber Hayes,” Timothy said. “She brought great style and personality to Cowgirls N’ Angels. Her amazing voice and songwriting skills helped create a wonderful honky tonk scene, which is an important part of the movie. The song that she wrote, “Always There for Me,” is heartbreakingly beautiful and has been chosen to be featured prominently in another scene in the movie. She is a great talent!”
Co-written by Timothy Armstrong and Stephen Blinn, “Cowgirls N’ Angels” is the coming-of-age story of Ida Clayton (played by Bailee Madison), a rebellious young girl in search of her rodeo-riding father. On her journey, Clayton meets and joins the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, an all-female group of riders organized by former rodeo star Terence Parker (played by James Cromwell).