Amanda Shires is an American singer, songwriter, and fiddle player who has performed both as a solo artist and as a part of several music groups. Her solo studio albums include Being Brave (2005), West Cross Timbers (2009), Carrying Lightning (2011), Down Fell the Doves (2013), My Piece of Land (2016), and To the Sunset (2018). She has also been a member of groups/bands such as Texas Playboys, Thrift Store Cowboys, and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. With the last of those groups, she had won a Grammy Award in the category of ‘Best Americana Album’ for their 2017 album titled The Nashville Sound. Besides that, she has also performed in a duo with Rod Picott; and in 2019, she had founded a country music supergroup known as The Highwomen.

Born Name

Amanda Shires

Nick Name

Pearl

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, United States

Residence

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

 

Education

Amanda was a high school graduate when she had started her musical career. In the middle of her burgeoning career, in 2011, she had joined the Sewanee: The University of the South, a small liberal arts university in Sewanee, Tennessee. She had graduated from there with a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry in 2017.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Fiddle Player

Family

  • Father – Her father was a wholesale nursery owner.
  • Mother – Marguerite Fallon (Former Nurse, Former Rodeo Barrel Racer)
  • Siblings – Ashley Shires (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Angela Hill Barnett (Mother-in-Law) (Interior Designer), Mike Isbell (Father-in-Law) (House Painter)

Manager

She is represented by –

  • Lisa Barbaris, General Manager, So What Management, New York City, New York, United States
  • Jonathan Insogna, Booking Agent, WME (William Morris Endeavor Entertainment), Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
  • Carla Sacks, Publicist/PR Agent, Sacks and Co., New York City, New York, United States

Genre

Americana, Folk, Alternative Country, Country Folk

Instruments

Vocals, Fiddle, Ukulele, Tenor, Guitar

Labels

  • Silver Knife Records
  • Lightning Rod Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

54 kg or 119 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Amanda has dated –

  1. (2011–Present) – Amanda began dating American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jason Isbell in 2011. They got married on February 23, 2013, and have a daughter together named Mercy Rose Isbell (b. September 1, 2015).

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Petite frame
  • Neck-length, straight hair
  • Radiant face
  • Affable smile
  • Has tattoos on both her arms and forearms

Amanda Shires Facts

  1. Amanda’s parents got divorced when she was a toddler. She and her younger sister were then primarily raised by her mother in their hometown of Lubbock.
  2. She is a distant relative of renowned photographer Erica Shires.
  3. When she was 10 years old, she was shopping for hunting gear, with her father, in a pawn shop in the Texan town of Mineral Wells. There, she had chanced upon a Chinese-made fiddle and her father had agreed to buy it for her on the condition that she would learn to play the instrument. By the time she turned 12, she had become adept at playing it.
  4. In 2012, she was named as the ‘Artist of the Year’ by Texas Music magazine, who had also featured her on the cover of their magazine.

Featured Image by Amanda Shires / Instagram

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Facts of Amanda Shires

  • full nameAmanda Shires
  • Date of Birth March 05, 1982
  • Age 39 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight54 kg
  • height5 ft 3 in

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