Carrying Lightning
Album lyrics Amanda Shires

Release date: May 2011

"Carrying Lightning" is an album by American singer Amanda Shires. It was released on May 3, 2011 through Silver Knife.

"We did it over the course of 16 months in multiple sessions, just coming back and forth home to Nashville between tours," Amanda Shires says of Carrying Lightning, which she co-produced with Picott and David Henry at Henry's True Tone Studios.

"I guess the theme of the record as a whole is just, 'get wrecked in love — and be loved," says Shires. "Or, to steal a quote from Sylvia Plath: 'Wear your heart on your skin in this life.' That's my platform."


Album cover

Amanda Shires Carrying Lightning album cover