Today we’d like to introduce you to Justice Ami.
Hi Justice, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Hello, I’m Justice Ami a Singer-Songwriter from Southern California. I moved out here with the droves that headed South. I had no clue we all had the same idea. Thankfully, I’ve felt very welcomed by everyone I’ve met. Music has always been a joy of mine, I’ve been writing and singing for about a decade. In high school, I sang in the annual talent show. I remember feeling a vibrancy on stage that I had never felt before. Sometimes our dreams have always been at the forefront of our minds, we just haven’t been brave enough to carry them out. In 2018 I released my first single, Worth. A song about depression and finding yourself again. Oddly the vibe is very happy, but I find that’s a growing theme in my music, real-life with optimism. In 2020 I was so grateful to write “Love Somebody” with my friend Kayla Glaze (who’s also moving from Cali soon). Together we wrote the song towards the beginning of the pandemic. We felt all the emotion around the growing racial tension in our country, the weight of covid, and everything that came with that. We wanted to give the world something that could bring healing. The writing process was so tender to my heart; I’m very proud of the song.
I knew that Nashville was the best move for me, to grow as a songwriter. The music, the culture, the heartbeat. I wanted to learn from the best and, that’s what I plan to do! Playing the Bluebird’s open mic in October felt like a proper Nashville initiation; I knew I had made the right choice. Thanks again for your hospitality. I hope I can bring some peace and joy while I’m here, and honestly, I think that might be a good while!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The challenges have mostly been mental. It seems the more I move, the harder it is. Though I thought it’d be the opposite. It takes me a while to feel at peace in a city but Nashville feels more like home every day.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a caregiver who works with children and infants. I’m a child at heart so working with children is honestly some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. They keep it simple and teach you more than you’d ever expect.
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
I learn so many things but it’s these reminders that stuck with me. First, family is the most important thing, secondly treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justiceami/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justiceamimusic
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT3uq1dHMfZYm0TcvM9XDPA
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/justice-ami
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