Vital Stats: Name: Amy Hogan
Age: 19
From: Vestal, New York
Singing Experience: "I started singing when I was about 15. I started writing songs. The first time I performed in front of people was in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe"

The first time I performed in front of people was in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe

Heroes: "My grandma. She passed away a few years ago from cancer. She’s one of the strongest people I’ve known. She really pushed me to get out there with my music."
Favorite Country Artist: Miranda Lambert. "I just love her songs. She can really do all of it."
Country Crush: "Hunter Hayes - I think we'd be a good couple. He just doesn't know it"

I think we'd be a good couple. He just doesn't know it

The Inside Scoop:

Amy is a familiar face at 98.1 The Hawk having interned here at The Morning Show with Glenn and Traci! Aside from taking an interest in radio, Amy plays THREE instruments: piano, fiddle, and guitar!

To the country music skeptic:

I grew up in the country. If you lived in the country or you enjoy the outdoors, you'll really relate to the songs.

To potential voters:

I think I'm original - I'm not trying to be anything I'm not. I enjoy making things my own and I like to be able to tell a story through a song.

Here is Amy's song. Take a listen and look out for your opportunity to vote once all 9 contestants have been profiled: