Shires will "Take It Like A Man"
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Shires will "Take It Like A Man"

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – Amanda Shires released a new single "Take It Like A Man," the title track from her forthcoming album out July 29 on ATO Records.

The official live music video for "Take It Like A Man" is also out today.

Co-written by Shires and producer Lawrence Rothman, "Take It Like A Man" features Shires' husband, Jason Isbell, on guitar. The song includes the lines "I was snared by your wrist, I know what the cost is. The octaves of consequence... I know the cost of flight is landing and I know I could take it like a man."

Filmed by Weston Heflin, the official live music video captures the arrangement of the song featuring Shires' tremulous vocals, Isbell's guitar work and a string section. The performance was captured at Columbia Records studio in Nashville.

Shires will tour this fall, starting Sept. 6 in Asheville, N.C. and going through November, with stops in Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Brooklyn, Dallas and Boston. The tour ends Nov. 20 in Omaha, Neb. Public on-sale for tickets is Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. local time.

"Hawk For The Dove" was the first single and video to be released from the new album. Shire said,, "I want people to know that it's okay to be a 40-year-old woman and be more than just a character in somebody else's life. The song and the visual representation of the song deal with the emotions that turn prey into predator."

"Take It Like a Man" features 10 songs, produced by singer-songwriter and producer, Lawrence Rothman, (Angel Olsen, Girl in Red, Courtney Love). Upon hearing Shires for the first time Lawrence said, "I was just mesmerized. I thought she was the new Dolly Parton; Dolly for a new generation." Written and recorded during lockdown, the new record features Isbell on guitar on several tracks and guest vocals from Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer

Since getting her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at the young age of 15, Shires has released solo albums and been part of Isbell's band, The 400 Unit. She also founded The Highwomen - a supergroup with Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Brandi Carlile.


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