Music Mondays: Amy Kuney

Amy Kuney didn't exactly have a "normal" upbringing. When she was 13-years-old, her family moved to Honduras as missionaries, which resulted in quite a bit of culture shock. "One moment I was busy doing homework and planning slumber parties, the next moment I suddenly found myself in a third world country recovering from a hurricane," Amy explains on her Web site.

The burgeoning singer/songwriter managed to channel all her challenges into her music, though and found an outlet to come to terms with her past. Her thought-provoking track, "Gasoline Rainbows" focuses on the environment and was part of a compilation album put together by One Tree Hill star, Sophia Bush with 100% of the proceeds from iTunes going toward Global Green. The engaging video forces viewers to witness the growth of industry as it takes over the natural world.

Even though she's had trying times often reflected in the heavy subject matter of her melodies, Amy still has a pretty optimistic view of the world.

"€œI feel certain that we do not have control over what happens to us, but we DO have control over how it affects us," she writes. "We can choose to be the victim of our circumstances, or we can choose to use our circumstances as fuel to rise above."

Watch the enlightening video for "€œGasoline Rainbows"€ below then check out I AM THAT GIRL's YouTube channel. While you'€™re there, don'€™t forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.

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