It doesn't get more country than a 7 year old little girl hearing Randy Travis' "Diggin' Up Bones" on the radio and finding herself in Nashville with a tidal wave of a career poised to hit the shore sooner than later.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Amanda Daughtry.
Originally hailing from Johnston County, North Carolina, Amanda has spent the past few years solidifying her status as a must-see performer in all areas of the state that built her into the woman she is today. Her roots can be seen through the lens of her family musical influence, which can be traced back to her grandmother, who led the 1st soprano section of the church choir. Eventually, once she was old enough to drive, Amanda was able to go off and sing as a part of many theatre and country variety shows in the area. Eventually, she put together a full band of her own and spent a number of years booking and managing the outfit herself as they traveled.
Amanda has built a solid reputation of performing a vast array of current and classic country music, classic rock, and mainstream pop alongside songs of her own that she shares with those who are willing to listen. Any given night, there's not a chance that someone walks out of the show without having a great time. Amanda's success has been validated with opportunities to open for top country acts like Chris Young and Justin Moore.
In mid-2012, Amanda made the full-time move to Nashville, TN to have access to the many resources that the city's vast music machine has to offer. There, she's been writing new songs with a number of incredibly accomplished writers and transitioned into using a Nashville-based band, all of whom have been linked to a number of the industry's best performers. Basing out of Nashville also gives Amanda the ability to book shows in a widening scope, branching into Georgia, Florida, and Texas, all while continuing to entertain a healthy fan base in North Carolina.
In November of 2013, Amanda Released her debut album Don't Let it Hit Ya,Amanda raised over $14,000.00 on the website Kickstarter to fund her album, recorded at the famed 16 ton Studios in Nashville, TN. The album released and the opportunities began pouring in.
In 2014, Amanda won Female Country Artist of the year from the Carolina Music Awards.
In 2014, Amanda organized and started a free week long Vocal Summer Camp for kids ages 6-14. The camp was application based and very competitive to attend. Over 400 applicants applied. The camp only allowed 25 attendees. The camp is held each summer in her hometown and continues to help the local youth!
She was recently asked to tour with Alan Jackson on his upcoming 2019 Tour. She will open in Winston Salem, NC on May 17th. Hersey, PA on May 18th. Orlando, FL on September 20th and Jacksonville, FL on September 21st.
Amanda is ecstatic about this opportunity and was recently interviewed on Nashville's channel 5 news about being selected.
Since this opportunity has presented itself Amanda has decided to take it on full force and release a single ahead of the tour, along with a music video, new photos, and behind the scenes videos! 2019 is going to be a great year!
You can catch her downtown Nashville singing four days a week,
Wednesday's at The Stage Rooftop at 10:45pm
Friday at Alan Jackson's Good Time Bar at 10:45pm
Saturday at Legends Corner at 6:45pm
Sunday at Legends Corner at 6:45pm.
***This is her schedule every single week but please double check that she is in town at www.amandadaughtry.com on her show page.
Thank you for all of the continued support!!