Amanda Shires Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Amanda Shires Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth March 5, 1982
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Spouse Jason Isbell

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

Amanda Shires as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2017
Amanda Shires as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2017 (Amanda Shires / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, United States

Residence

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States

Nationality

American

 

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

Amanda Shires as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2017
Amanda Shires as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2017 (Amanda Shires / Instagram)

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. Jason Isbell (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).
Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell, as seen in March 2018
Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell, as seen in March 2018 (Amanda Shires / Instagram)

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 as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019
Amanda Shires as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019 (Amanda Shires / Instagram)

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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