Musician of Country
Born in the small town of Davisville, West Virginia, Amanda grew up singing in church choirs and participating in talent contests at local fairs. She started playing guitar in high school to accompany herself, and soon discovered bluegrass music through female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Amanda met Kenny at a Lonesome River Band concert, and the couple began dating and playing music together almost immediately. Their shared Christian faith, love for bluegrass and desire to perform together led them to record a debut CD, "Slowly But Surely", in 2001. Winning IBMA’s Emerging Artist Award came as an unexpected thrill for the band. Records, further solidified its position as one of the best new bands in bluegrass.