Amanda Rose Shires was born on March 5,1982 and is an American singer-songwriter and fiddle player.
14 Facts About Amanda Shires
Amanda Shires's father owns a wholesale nursery in Mineral Wells and has a hobby of gold prospecting in Alaska.
Amanda Shires is distantly related to noted photographer Erica Shires, who produced the video for the song "Swimmer".
Amanda Shires saw an inexpensive Chinese-made fiddle for sale and her father agreed to buy it for her on the condition that she learn to play it.
Amanda Shires then started learning fiddle from McCourter and was later invited to play at the band's shows.
Amanda Shires released her first solo album, the mostly instrumental Being Brave, in 2005.
The latter proved to be Amanda Shires' breakthrough, gaining her a nomination from the Americana Music Association.
In 2011, Amanda Shires began attending Sewanee: The University of the South, a small liberal arts university in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Amanda Shires graduated with a Master's of Fine Arts in Poetry in 2017.
In 2012, Amanda Shires was named Artist of the Year by Texas Music magazine, appearing on the publication's cover.
In 2018, Amanda Shires announced that she was working on a new album, To The Sunset due for release on August 3,2018 which, like My Piece of Land, will be produced by Dave Cobb.
Amanda Shires contributed to The Tree of Forgiveness, the 2018 album by John Prine.
Amanda Shires was previously in a relationship with singer Rod Picott.