Amanda’s music is about love and life through her eyes. Her story began in Orlando, Florida, where she began writing her own music through smart melodies and clever lyrics at the age of 12. She moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University in hopes of obtaining a degree in Music Business and Marketing. Amanda mixes country and pop through her musical inspirations that include Adele, Colbie Cailat, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.
Amanda is currently working hard on her music, through writing and collaborating with Nashville songwriters, including some Grammy award winning songwriters. She was placed on NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) songwriters to watch list in February of 2013. She opened for Michael Ray in his hometown of Eustis at Boleros Cigar Bar with other talented songwriters.
Amanda’s heart is much like her work ethic. She is a music philanthropist and volunteers with Tunes for Tots to help Make a Wish and Sutton House. Amanda was moved to help raise awareness for cancer research when several of her friends were diagnosed with cancer as well as her Uncle and her most loved music instructor-Ron Feldman, so she opened a non for profit-Manda’s Musical Hope to help raise awareness for cancer research.
She continues to perform as much as she can while attending school. She has had the opportunity to play at the FMF Music Festival, Deland Songwriter’s Music Festival, Daytona Music Festival, Nashville State Fair, Opry Mills Mall, BB Kings, The Dubliner and The Row. She feels blessed with great family and friends who support her efforts in music. She is humbled everyday by the amount of work and dedication it takes to be a musician. Music is a huge part of her life and she devotes much of her creative energy to it. Amanda hopes that you will become a fan and friend.
With grateful thanks!
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