Amanda Shires Biography—
Amanda Shires is an American singer-songwriter and fiddle player. Shires has released seven solo albums starting in 2005, her most recent being Take It Like a Man in 2022.
In 2019, she founded a country music supergroup called The Highwomen alongside Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby and has also performed as a member of the Texas Playboys, Thrift Store Cowboys, and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, as well as in a duo with Rod Picott.
Along with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Shires won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for their 2017 album The Nashville Sound.
Amanda Shires Age
Amanda Shires is 45 years old as of 2023. She was born on March 5, 1982 in Lubbock, Texas.
Amanda Shires Parents
Amanda Shires’ parents are Marguerite Fallon and a wholesale nursery owner whose name is not publicly known.
Marguerite Fallon is a former nurse and a former rodeo barrel racer. She is of Irish descent. The wholesale nursery owner is of English descent.
She is distantly related to noted photographer Erica Shires, who produced the video for the song “Swimmer”.
Amanda Shires Siblings
Amanda does not have any biological siblings. She is the only child of her parents.
Amanda Shires Husband
Shires was married to Jason Isbell, another singer-songwriter and the leader of the band Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit.
They met in 2004, became a couple in 2011, got married in 2013, and had a daughter named Mercy Rose in 2015.
However, they filed for divorce in December 2023, after nearly 11 years of marriage. The reasons for their split are not publicly known.
Amanda Shires Children
Amanda Shires has one child, a daughter named Mercy Rose Isbell, who was born on September 1, 2015. She is the only child of Amanda Shires and her ex-husband Jason Isbell.
Mercy Rose inspired her mother to start the country music supergroup The Highwomen, which also includes Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, and Natalie Hemby.
When Shires’ daughter Mercy began to show interest in music, the singer-songwriter started worrying.
“That’s scary enough as a mom, or as anybody in music — it’s not an easy business,” she tells PEOPLE.
“And I thought, Well, what’s the worst that can happen? And I was looking at the charts and I was like, Well, the worst that could happen is that she’d have to fight really hard in country music.”
Shires, decided she’d do something: start a band. Her producer recommended she reach out to Americana singer Brandi Carlile.
She joined, and so did country-pop star Maren Morris. Later in the studio, the trio invited one of their songwriters, Natalie Hemby, to get on the mic and solidify The Highwomen‘s lineup.
Amanda Shires Net worth
Amanda Shires’ net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $8 million as of 2024.
She earned her wealth from being a singer-songwriter and fiddle player who has released seven solo albums and is a member of the country music supergroup The Highwomen.
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