AMANDA'S BIO

Amanda Colleen Williams is an awarded singer songwriter entrepreneur with songs on albums certified at 17 million sales by the Recording Industry Association of America®. 

 

As daughter of Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member Kim Williams (“Three Wooden Crosses” Randy Travis, “Ain’t Goin’ Down Till the Sun Comes Up” Garth Brooks), Williams has experienced two generations of the music industry first hand.

 

Upon graduating from college in Boston with a magna cum laude degree in Music Business and Management, she returned to Nashville to pursue her career in 1999, the year Napster turned the industry on its head.

 

After successful publishing deals at Sony, Magic Mustang and other independents in Nashville, Williams founded her own publishing company in 2010 to house her original song copyrights.

 

At the same time, she began homeschooling her twins and building an online resource for aspiring professional songwriters called Songpreneurs.

 

Along the way, Williams hosted a successful weekly songwriters night in Nashville called Blue Monday, served as independent casting consultant for television shows including Can You Duet on USA Network and CMT’s Next Superstar, and performed for world dignitaries at Ambassador Andrew Young’s birthday galas in Atlanta.

 

After overcoming breast cancer, Amanda’s return to the stage earned her the Artist of the Year Award by the independent group Nashville Industry Music Awards for her one woman show titled A Story of Love.

 

As a one woman army, Amanda owns three successful businesses including a private events venue in Nashville called The 7695, an educational and consulting resource for songwriter entrepreneurs called Songpreneurs, and her multiplatinum certified music publishing company Hillbilly Culture LLC.

 

As a firecracker performer and presenter, Amanda is regularly called upon as a non-attorney copyright expert for events including: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO / GIPA) Copyright Seminar, America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Annual Conference, Americana Music Festival Conference, and universities world wide.

 

In 2018, Amanda was tapped by the U.S. Department of State to launch a pilot program combining Arts Envoy diplomacy with intellectual property education called Arts Envoy IPR, which completed its inaugural trip to Romania in December.

Garth Brooks mentioned Amanda as one of his top “one to watch” rising stars on his CBS Live Chat.  The pair co-wrote “She’s Tired of Boys” on his Man Against Machine and RPMs albums.  See what Garth had to say here in the video above.

ARE YOU PRESS?

Amanda Colleen Williams:

 

  • awarded songwriter "She's Tired of Boys" with Garth Brooks, "Beer Run" Garth Brooks/George Jones duet #1 Billboard Top Country Album Charts, certified 17 million units sold by Recording Industry Association of America®

 

  • citizen ambassador for U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs, pilot delegate for Arts Envoy IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Program

 

  • business owner Songpreneurs LLC online resources and career counseling for creative entrepreneurs; Hillbilly Culture LLC music publishing company w/ international multiplatinum songs catalog, Hillbilly Cache LLC private events property in Nashville, TN

 

  • home schooling mom of twins 2nd through 8th grade; kids attended Metro Nashville Public High School and both graduated in Top 10 of their class

 

  • breast cancer survivor with combination of Western and Eastern Medicine

 

 

 

Other Achievements:
  • Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In) nominated for 44th annual Grammy Awards® 2001 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Garth Brooks and George Jones

  • Author of two music business workbooks Getting Started the Right Way in the New Millennium of Music Business and Brand Yourself the Right Way in the New Millennium of Music Business published by Hillbilly Culture LLC  in 2011 / 2013.

  • Original Books and Music CDs on deposit in the U.S. Library of Congress and the National Library of Jamaica

  • Independent casting for USA Network's Can You Duet & CMT's Next Superstar

  • Speaker at USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Copyright Seminars 2017 and 2019

  • Workshop presenter Americana Fest 2016 & 2017

  • Artist of the Year Nashville Industry Music Awards 2017

  • Host of Nashville Songwriters Night Blue Monday in Midtown for 3 years

  • Taught two semesters of Legal Aspects of the Music Business & Senior Practicum as a college adjunct professor at SAE International Nashville Campus, substitute professor for Belmont University Songwriting Courses

  • Set legal precedent changing "exploit" copyright to "employ" copyright in agreements 2011

  • Classical piano student since age 5

 
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