Amanda Shires Sets Album Release, Nashville Tour Dates

Amanda Shires

Singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires will release her third album My Piece Of Land on Sept. 16. The project was recorded with producer Dave Cobb at his Low Country Sound studio in Nashville. She previously worked with Cobb while recording Jason Isbell‘s previous two albums; Isbell and Shires married in 2013 and had a daughter in September 2015.

While balancing touring with new motherhood, Shires worked towards a M.F.A. in creative writing from The University Of The South (Sewanee) over the past five years. As part of her studies she has workshopped poems, three or four per week. The process helped her learn the value of editing while strengthening her songwriting. That experience led to writing tracks like “I Know What It’s Like,” “Harmless,” “You Are My Home,” and “Mineral Wells,” which speaks to her home state of Texas.

Shires will begin a national tour on Wednesday (July 20) when she’ll open for Ryan Adams in New York City’s Central Park. She also has a trio of shows in Nashville over the coming months. She will perform Sept. 22 as part of Americanafest, and then on Sept. 30 at the Ryman Auditorium with John Prine. She returns to Nashville Oct. 29 with a show at City Winery.

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