Ruby Amanfu is a Ghana-born, Nashville-based vocalist and songwriter. Her accolades include co-writing the Top 40 radio single, "Hard Place" by multi-Grammy-winning artist, H.E.R. Ruby garnered an Associated Press #1 Album of the Year with her former duo Sam & Ruby as well as Grammy recognition for her song, "Heaven's My Home" co-written with Katie Herzig. Ruby has released 9 critically acclaimed solo albums including "Smoke & Honey" released via Polydor UK and "Standing Still" released via Thirty Tigers and Rival & Co. which featured the single, “Shadow on the Wall”, written by Brandi Carlile and Tim Hanseroth.
Her vocals lace Beyonce’s track “Don’t Hurt Yourself" on the Grammy-nominated album, Lemonade, as well as on Jack White’s debut solo single, “Love Interruption,” and his two acclaimed solo albums, Blunderbuss and Lazaretto.
Ruby’s additional collaborations expand to artists including Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Hozier, Norah Jones, Patti LaBelle, Jakob Dylan, Charlie Peacock and John Prine.
Outside of her vast musical career, Ruby has had co-starring roles on CMT's 'Nashville,' is an elected Grammy Board Governor, has appeared on The Food Network and is a private chef and food blogger.