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Amanda Shires On World Cafe

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    Amanda Shires on World Cafe In the year and a half since her last World Cafe visit, Amanda Shires has been busy. She won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, raised a toddler, finished her Masters of Fine Arts, and found time to record her new album, To The Sunset. She joins host Talia Schlanger today to discuss the Nashville music scene, and she tells about the time she called a radio station to give them a piece of her mind after hearing a steady stream of only male voices. A conversation and live performance from Amanda Shires. On the next World Cafe.
Mama wants to change that Nashville sound.
If you ask today's guest what she's been up to since the last time she was on World Cafe about a year and a half ago, she might say something like, "Oh, not much. Finished my Masters of Fine Arts, raised a toddler, toured in my husband's band the 400 unit, completed another record of my own, won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards ... and slept at some point."

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