Amanda Shires

Genre Country
City Lubbock
Country USA

Amanda Shires (born March 5, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and violin player. She has performed as a member of the Texas Playboys, Thrift Store Cowboys and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, in a duo with Rod Picott, and has released four solo albums.

Following her parents' divorce, Shires' childhood was divided between the Texas cities of Lubbock and Mineral Wells.[1] She acquired her first violin at the age of ten from a pawn shop in Mineral Wells.[2] At the age of 15 she joined the Texas Playboys, the former backing band for Western swing legend Bob Wills.[3] She is distantly related to noted photographer Erica Shires, who produced the video for the song "Swimmer".[4]

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