14 Facts About Amanda Shires


Amanda Rose Shires was born on March 5,1982 and is an American singer-songwriter and fiddle player.

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Amanda Shires's father owns a wholesale nursery in Mineral Wells and has a hobby of gold prospecting in Alaska.

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Amanda Shires is distantly related to noted photographer Erica Shires, who produced the video for the song "Swimmer".

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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.

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Amanda Shires then started learning fiddle from McCourter and was later invited to play at the band's shows.

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Amanda Shires released her first solo album, the mostly instrumental Being Brave, in 2005.

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The latter proved to be Amanda Shires' breakthrough, gaining her a nomination from the Americana Music Association.

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In 2011, Amanda Shires began attending Sewanee: The University of the South, a small liberal arts university in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Amanda Shires graduated with a Master's of Fine Arts in Poetry in 2017.

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In 2012, Amanda Shires was named Artist of the Year by Texas Music magazine, appearing on the publication's cover.

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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.

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Amanda Shires contributed to The Tree of Forgiveness, the 2018 album by John Prine.

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In 2019, Amanda Shires formed the country group The Highwomen, along with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Maren Morris.

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Amanda Shires was previously in a relationship with singer Rod Picott.

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