A gifted guitar player and songwriter Amanda is inspired by Dwight Yoakum, Garth Brooks, Lucinda Williams, and Elvis Presley. Amanda’s voice has been described as “deeply emotional without being remotely fluffy” and “distinctive, both sweet and just a little bit naughty.” Her songwriting commands attention with profound lyrics that are both accessible and without pretension. She opened for Tanya Tucker at the historic Ryman Auditorium in May of 2006 and currently performs regularly on the “Billy Block Show” for which she was nominated as one of the “Best of Locals Only” artists in 2007. In addition, she recently signed endorsements with Dean Markley Strings, as well as Boulder Creek Guitars. She is currently working on a duet entitled “Nothin’ That I Wouldn’t Do for You” which she co-wrote and recorded with Lee Greenwood. The year 2008 also will see the release of Amanda’s song, “Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink” on Trace Adkins’ upcoming album.