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Country Artist Amber Hayes Makes Big Screen Acting Debut, Contributes Music For May 25 Release of “Cowgirls N’ Angels”

Family-friendly movie stars James Cromwell, Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone, Frankie Faison, Alicia Witt

(Nashville, Tenn. – May 15, 2012) Fans can see Country artist Amber Hayes make her big screen acting debut and hear her music in the upcoming film, “Cowgirls N’ Angels,” opening in theaters May 25.

The movie features three of Hayes’ songs, including her 2010 Top 40 Music Row single, “C’mon,” which can be heard in the “Cowgirls N’ Angels” preview trailer here. Hayes plays a honky tonk singer in the film and performs the song as part of a prominent line dancing scene. Also included is “Always There For Me,” a previously unreleased duet with Lonestar front man Richie McDonald, who has a cameo as Amber’s father in the same scene. “Right As Rain” is the third Hayes track featured in the film. All three songs are included on the official “Cowgirls N’ Angels” soundtrack, available on iTunes or Amazon.com.

“I am so excited for this movie to finally come out!” says Hayes. “I got to film my part last year in Oklahoma, which is where I’m originally from, so it was a big thrill for me to be near my family and friends for a few days. Having never shot a movie before, everything was such a cool experience for me, and getting to work around people like James Cromwell and Bailee Madison was just awesome. It’s a great, heart-warming family film, and I’m so proud to have been a part of it. I can’t wait to see it in the theater!”

Hayes recently finished recording her sophomore album in Nashville, with plans to release the project later this year. Tracks “Somewhere Out West,” “I Built This Wall” and the uplifting “Any Day Is A Good Day” are available to stream at http://www.AmberHayesMusic.com. An accomplished theater performer, Hayes’ break in Nashville came during her role as Kathy Twitty in the 2008-2009 Conway Twitty production, “Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical.” Hayes released her debut C’mon EP in 2010, which included her second Music Row Top 40 single, 2011’s “Wait.”

The Timothy Armstrong-directed “Cowgirls N’ Angels” stars Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell (“Babe,” “L.A. Confidential,” “The Green Mile,” “The Artist”) Bailee Madison (“Bridge To Terabithia,” “Brothers,” “Just Go With It”), Alicia Witt (“Friday Night Lights,” “The Mentalist”) Frankie Faison (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Wire”) and Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight” films) among others.

“Cowgirls N’ Angels” follows the adventures of young Ida Clayton (Bailee Madison), who joins a group of female rodeo trick riders in a quest to find her real father. “Cowgirls N’ Angels” world premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival in April 2012 and is distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

“Cowgirls N’ Angels” opens Friday, May 25, in Nashville area theaters at the following locations:

Wynnsong 10 (Madison)
Hollywood 27 (Nashville)
Opry Mills 20 (Nashville)
Thoroughbred 20 (Franklin)
Great Escape 16 (Clarksville)
Wynnsong 16 (Murfeesboro)

For more information, visit www.Cowgirls-n-Angels.com or www.AmberHayesMusic.com.