Amanda Williams was born to be a songwriter. From an early age, Amanda has been immersed in the music industry due to the rising success of her songwriting father, Kim Williams (Three Wooden Crosses, Ain’t Going Down Till the Sun Comes Up & 16 other #1 songs). Amanda learned the craft of writing by “sitting at the feet of the masters,” she says of her experiences observing her father and his co-writers pen hit after hit in the early 90s.
Amanda began her study of music at age 5 with Classical piano lessons, and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Music Business/Management. With the success of the Grammy nominated Beer Run recorded by Garth Brooks and George Jones, which she penned with her father and several others in 2002, Amanda signed her first publishing deal with Sony/ATV Tree in Nashville. Over the next 8 years, Amanda wrote close to 500 songs, had songs recorded by various artists, and pursued a recording career of her own.
Amanda electrifies the stage with her presence. Her ability to enchant audiences has led her to perform for international dignitaries at the celebration of former Mayor of Atlanta and United Nations Ambassador, Andrew Young’s 75th birthday party in 2006 along side former President Clinton & world renown poet, Maya Angelou. In 2012, Amanda was invited back to perform at his 80th birthday with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and India Arie. She has also shared the stage with artists such as Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, The Meters, Los Lobos, Lonestar, Big & Rich, James Otto, & the Chieftains.
Amanda earned the respect of her peers because of her amazing talent and her penetrating insight into the changing face of the music industry. Considered by many to be the most gifted “undiscovered” artist in Nashville today, Amanda is poised on the precipice of international success, not only as a songwriter, but also as a performing artist and educator.