ARTIST CLOSE UP: Amanda Watkins
Meet Amanda Watkins; born in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, and raised in sunny Florida.
Amanda is the quintessential “American Woman” who holds dear a deep-rooted love of family, of country, of singing and songwriting. When she’s not writing songs or touring, you’ll find Amanda partaking of her other passions – cooking and eating down home cuisine.
She was drawn to music at an early age, and it’s been a major part of her life ever since. From singing in church at the age of five, to standing on the hallowed stage before a packed house in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Amanda has always delivered powerful performances with her strong voice and gifted melodies and lyrics. One of the proudest moments of her young career was when she became the first unsigned artist to ever play network late night TV, and then share co-write honors on a major Big & Rich single at country radio.
Performing LIVE for audiences is Amanda’s first love. She’s been privileged to open for major artists like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson and Frankie Ballard, Martina McBride and to perform at major music festivals like Taste of Country and WEfest, as well as earning the distinction by American Songwriter magazine as delivering one of the top 5 best performances at Bonnaroo.
Amanda has just finished recording a new full length album in Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A that includes the single “If I Was Over You,” featuring Jamey Johnson and co-written by her with Rivers Rutherford. The new album and single is slated for release in early 2016, along with an aggressive touring schedule that will include LIVE performances and other public and private appearances.
Amanda Watkins: Behind the Scenes
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