Reverend Amy Violette [pronounced Violet] is an American Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, and Priest. She is the CEO and designer of her own brand Amy Violette LLC. She hails from Nashville, Tennessee where she's designed custom leather handbags for country music royalty like: Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, and Pam Tillis. In 2017, she founded the Church at the Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville, Tennessee. She’s a member of The Nashville Fashion Alliance, ASCAP, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Academy of Homiletics, Society of Biblical Literature, Academy of Preachers, and former President of the Truett Preaching Society. She frequently is an adjunct professor at Belmont University in the College of Theology and Christian Ministry teaching courses in Bible, homiletics, and spirituality. She's been featured in several hit TV/Films including: Nashville, Godless, and The Vampire Diaries. She was Maisy Stella’s (Daphne Conrad) photo/stunt double in Season 5 and 6 of Nashville.
For the past 15 years she's traveled the country speaking at retreats, conferences, and universities sharing her story of personal resilience post sexual assault, trial, and divorce. Her interviews have been featured on CNN's Anderson Cooper Live and Baptist News Global. Her blog won the Wordpress award for "Most Read Blog" in 2012 and 2013.
To date her literary audience is 85,000 strong in 75 countries around the world. Amy is a graduate of Baylor University (M.Div. Leadership), Belmont University (B.A. Religious Studies), and was ordained by First Baptist Church Decatur, Georgia. She splits her time between New Mexico and Nashville, Tennessee.