A Southwest Virginia native, Amanda Fields was soaked in the rich sounds of the Appalachian Mountains from birth. She learned guitar and sang at her family’s Pentecostal church and began writing songs during elementary school. Since moving to Nashville at eighteen, Amanda has been performing bluegrass and traditional country music and honing her craft as a songwriter. She was the winner of the 2018 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the Country category. Her band features some of the best and most well-known bluegrass musicians in the world.