Articles By: Amanda Miles

Amanda Miles

Writing songs since age 8, Amanda Miles has a passion for music. She was inspired at a young age by Reba, Garth Brooks, Alabama and Alan Jackson. Amanda is a freelance writer whose experience includes interviews, columns, features and reviews. She lists her favorite pastimes as: Concerts. Lyrics. Hearing new artists. Songwriting. Volunteering. Crimson Tide football. Reality TV. Creating To Do Lists. Muscadine wine. U.S. History.

A Chat With Cane Spur Arkansas’ Darlings The Cleverlys

A Chat With Cane Spur Arkansas’ Darlings The Cleverlys

Cross-genre cover experimentation is often dangerous ground and should only be attempted by a skilled few. The Cleverlys, who don bright orange scarves, ten-gallon hats and brandish Porter Wagoner drawls, are one of the skilled few. Their sincere and hilarious skewering of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ and dance hall star Shaggy’s early […]

Ricky Scaggs Combines Bluegrass and Country On New Album

Ricky Scaggs Combines Bluegrass and Country On New Album

Musical legend Ricky Skaggs has announced the July 19th release of his upcoming project Country Hits Bluegrass Style on Skaggs Family Records. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs’ country and bluegrass roots, something he has been sharing with fans around the country on his current Treasure Chest Tour. Both bluegrass and country lovers […]

Win Two Disc Set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings!

Win Two Disc Set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings!

On April 5th, 2011, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released two albums to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter. A Treasury of Civil War Songs, performed by Tom Glazer, and Civil War Naval Songs by Dan Milner and Friends feature popular songs from the era representing both Union […]