Amanda McDowell named "Artist of the Month"
TA-DA! Union Arts Council is proud to announce that singer/songwriter/educator AMANDA MCDOWELL is its “Artist of the Month” for June.
According to Reverb Nation, Amanda is among the top 500 Indy (Independent) Singer/Songwriters in the U.S., and the world. “Back in the day" this Louisiana gal received national radio play through other artists for songs “Plant the Seed" and "Daddy Was a Texas Ranger." Amanda has "flown" for organizations such as "Champions for Life," the largest evangelistic prison ministry in the world and has spoken/performed for Wildflower Festival, Oceanside Fest, Celebrate Recovery, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Stonecroft Ministries... to name a few. She is a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport
Amanda has five albums under her belt and 14 of her original songs have been recorded by other artists.
Nowadays, Amanda McDowell spends time teaching music to students at Union Parish Elementary School and running a non-profit called Arrow Maker Outreach. She also live-streams her “No Baloney” show on Sundays at 2 p.m. and frequently is DJ for regional events. Her songs are available on iTunes, Spotify YouTube, Amazon and just about any music platform.
Amanda has received the following awards or accolades:
* Showcase artist for the Cutting Edge Music Business Convention
* KARD X-FACTOR top 4 finalist
* OurStage.com Original Work Competition: Blues Top 40
* Local radio play on 92.7 Fun Radio FM
In Year(s) Past
*Dallas Songwriter's Association- Children's Song of the Year;
*ICGMA National Songwriter of the Year;
*ICGMA National Newcomer of the Year:
*State of Texas Recognition for Work with Juveniles (Through Champions for Life Prison Ministries)
*CCMA Song of the Year Nomination for "Plant the Seed"
*CCMA Song of the Year Nomination for "Daddy was a Texas Ranger (and My Mama was an Outlaw)"
k104 Honky Tonk Talent Contest Finalist
Wildflower Festival Finalist
She has performed for many school systems, as well as non-profit organizations such as Relay for Life, ARCO, and St Jude Hospital. She's also appeared on television shows as such as “Designed for Destiny,” “One Accord” and acted in two Arkansas Films.