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.Over the last two years she’s been privileged to open for major artists like Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson and Martina McBride. Her electric live show has made her a favorite at major music festivals like Taste of Country and WEfest and her appearnance at Bonnarroo earned her the distinction by American Songwriter magazine as delivering one of the top 5 best performances that year. Amanda is currently writing songs and recording for her forthcoming album.