FOR YOUR GRAMMY® Consideration

Amanda Shires

Take It Like A Man

Produced by Lawrence Rothman
featuring Jason Isbell, Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer

Take It Like A Man

Album Of The Year
Best Americana Album

“Hawk For The Dove”

Record Of The Year
Song Of The Year
Americana Performance
American Roots Song
Music Video

“Don’t Be Alarmed”

American Roots Performance

Written and recorded during lockdown,Take It Like A Man is a fearless song cycle of ruthlessly candid tunes documenting Amanda’s life as a woman, a wife and mother during a tumultuous time. 

Produced by Lawrence Rothman (Angel Olsen, Girl in Red, Kim Gordon), featuring Jason Isbell on guitar and guest vocals by Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer, the album is filled with revealing and autobiographical songs that crackle with pain, resentment, longing, anger, and ennui. 

Since getting her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at the young age of 15, Amanda has brought her boundless originality to her solo albums, collaborated with the likes of John Prine and Justin Townes Earle and earned the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year prize from the Americana Music Association (AMA). Amanda is a member of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit and founded The Highwomen – a supergroup she also performs in alongside Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Brandi Carlile.  The band hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their self-titled 2019 debut.   A fierce activist, Amanda has eloquently spoken to  Rolling Stone    

“her electrifying new album…
ought to make this wildly underrated country-music Zelig into a household name”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
“Amanda Shires holds nothing back on Take it Like A Man…traces the bumpy contours of marriage on emotionally resonant songs”
PASTE
 
“Amanda Shires reclaims her voice on new ‘Take It Like A Man’ album….
Some of her most vulnerable music yet.” 
BILLBOARD
 
“Shires’ strongest and most
autobiographical album to date” 
NASHVILLE SCENE
 
“it’s her best album yet,
and one of the best of the year”
NO DEPRESSION